X Factor final 12 confirmed

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 October 2012
Lucy Spraggan

X Factor's Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan, Rylan Clark and Ella Henderson are among the 12 finalists through to the 'X Factor' live shows

Lucy Spraggan, Ella Henderson and Rylan Clark have made it through to the 'X Factor' live finals.

The line-up for the show - judged by Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh - was confirmed at the Judges' Houses stage of the competition last night (30.09.12), and Gary believes this year has among the best acts ever.

He said: "This year we really have got the cream of the crop with our finalists and it was tough for all of us to choose our three acts."

"The standard of talent has gone up this year and I think it's the best ever line-up of finalists."

Gary's Over 28's include Melanie Masson, Carolynne Poole and Kye Sones; Tulisa's Girls are Jade Ellis, Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan; Nicole opted for James Arthur, Rylan Clark and Jahmene Douglas while Louis' Groups consist of GMD3, MK1 and Union J.

However, tears were shed by judge Tulisa after she was forced to reject Amy Mottram.

In a shock twist, each judge has been allowed to bring back one act as a wild card, with Tulisa choosing Amy, Louis opting for twice-saved group Times Red, Nicole picking Adam Burridge and Gary giving Christopher Maloney a second chance.

All four will battle it out in the first live show on Saturday (06.10.12) to win a place in the show.

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