Beyoncé v Elton for X Factor semi-final

Published Friday, 06 December 2013
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A special challenge is in store for the X Factor hopefuls this weekend, as they fight for their place in the final.

Beyoncé v Elton for X Factor semi-final
The X Factor acts must sing one Elton and one Beyoncé song to reach the final. (© Getty)

In a bid to show just how versatile the four remaining acts can be, they each have to perform two songs - one by Beyoncé and one by Sir Elton John.

It's a task that looks set to pose different challenges to different people.

Can Sam Bailey avoid being 'typecast' as a big ballad belter? Can Luke Friend manage to put his own spin on tracks by artists quite different from his folk-rocky/indie approach?

And how will little Nicky McDonald cope with a Beyoncé hit? Can Rough Copy keep their swagger and soul in an Elton track?

Each act will be desperate not to fall at the final hurdle, with the show's biggest night in sight.

Tune in on Saturday at 8.15pm on UTV to see how they fare!

X Factor's Semi-Final Songlist

Luke Friend

  • Best Thing I Never Had
  • Something About The Way You Look Tonight

Nicholas McDonald

  • Halo
  • Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Rough Copy

  • Survivor
    Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Sam Bailey

  • If I Were A Boy
  • Candle In The Wind
© UTV News
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