X Factor judges to perform with contestants

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 December 2011
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

The 'X Factor' finalists are set to duet with their mentors at this weekend's (10.12.11) final at London's Wembley Arena

The 'X Factor' finalists are set to duet with their mentors at this weekend's (10.12.11) final.

Amelia Lily will sing Ike and Tina Tuner's 'River Deep, Mountain High' with judge Kelly Rowland, and girl group Little Mix and their mentor Tulisa Contostavlos are set to perform a medley of Alicia Keys hits 'If I Ain't Got You' and 'Empire State of Mind' at London's Wembley Arena in front of 10,000 fans.

Insiders believe Marcus Collins and Gary Barlow have been rehearsing Take That tracks 'Never Forget' and 'Greatest Day', but they are yet to decide which song to do on the night.

A show source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's going to be more pressured than ever. The acts will be singing in front of 10,000 people - and with their mentors.

"The judges will be nervous as well because the song could be the difference between winning and losing.

"And on top of that, Simon Cowell will be watching from LA. So the judges are almost auditioning for their places on next year's show as well."

Other acts set to perform at the final include Coldplay and Leona Lewis, and bosses have lined up a duet between former 'X Factor' acts JLS and One Direction.

The two bands will come together to form a supergroup on the night and will play a mixture of their biggest hits including One Direction's 'What Makes You Beautiful' and JLS' 'She Makes Me Wanna'.

An 'X Factor' source told The sun newspaper: "It's no secret that 1D and JLS have been booked for the final - but we're ratcheting things up a notch. The lads thought it would be a great idea if they all did a song together.

"Producers worked out that it would probably be best if they used their own songs.

"They were all locked down in a central London studio on Tuesday working on it.

"The songs go well together. It could change but that's where we are right now."

In 2009, JLS performed with Alexandra Burke - who they had been runners up to on the show the year before - at the final, singing a mash-up of their hits.

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