One Direction to perform on X Factor live final
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 December 2013
One Direction, Sir Elton John, The Killers and Katy Perry are to perform at this year's live 'X Factor' final
One Direction and Sir Elton John are among the acts who will perform on this year's live 'X Factor' final.
The boy band - who shot to fame after finishing third on the talent show in 2010 - will perform their new single 'Midnight Memories' at London's Wembley Arena on Sunday December 15, and Elton will be teaming up with show judge Gary Barlow to perform their new duet 'Face to Face'.
Katy Perry - who wowed audiences earlier in the series with a performance of her hit 'Roar' - will also take to the stage for the event when she plays her latest track 'Unconditionally'.
The Killers will roll back the years to perform several hits including their 2003 track 'Mr. Brightside' and 'Human' on the first leg of the final on Saturday December 14, and singer/songwriter Tom Odell will crown his year in style by performing.
One Direction - Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne - have remained close to the show since finishing third on the seventh series in 2010 and current 'X Factor' favourite Sam Bailey recently admitted she would love to see Harry become a mentor on the programme.
She said: "I was having a fat day and thinking I was going home and Harry found me upset in the corridor, put his arm around me and said, 'Come with me.' He was really sweet, hugged me and said, 'Sam Bailey, I want to see you go out there and smash it.' He'd make a good mentor in a few years."