X Factor final duets announced

Published Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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The X Factor final duets have been announced ahead of the show this weekend, and Judge Nicole Scherzinger is set to step out from behind the panel desk.

X Factor final duets announced
Luke Friend, Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald have made it to the X Factor final (© Rex Features)

The former Pussycat Doll will join Sam Bailey on stage at Wembley Arena to perform the Jennifer Hudson ballad And I'm Telling You.

Girls mentor Nicole lost her last act Tamera Foster two weeks ago and said she was excited to be singing with Sam.

She added: "We're going to have so much fun and scha-diva it out this weekend on the X Factor stage! Stay tuned..."

Sam said: "To be performing a duet with Nicole is amazing. It's Nicole Scherzinger - what more can I say.

Nicole is stunning, has the most spectacular voice and it will be an honour to share the stage with her. She has such soul when she sings and I couldn't be happier to duet with her.

Sam Bailey

Luke Friend will be joined by chart superstar Ellie Goulding for a rendition of her hit Anything Could Happen.

Ellie said: "I'm really excited to perform with lovely Luke He's a crazy talented singer and a good soul and to me that is the perfect combination. I love the tone of his voice and his stage presence. It's very, very cool to be a part of the live X Factor show."

Talking about his making it to The X Factor Final and having the opportunity to collaborate with Ellie, Luke said: "From being a Devonshire busker to playing on the show in front of millions is overwhelming.

"To perform with one of my favourite artists in the industry will be incredible, when Ellie sings you know exactly who it is she has such a unique voice. It's going to be an absolute honour."

And finally Nicholas McDonald will join forces with former Westlife singer Shane Filan to perform one of the group's iconic number one hit single Flying Without Wings.

"I'm overwhelmed and honoured to be singing with Shane as I've always been a massive Westlife fan. I can't wait for Saturday!"

Nicholas McDonald

Shane has supported Nicholas throughout his X Factor experience, after being one of Louis' guest judges this year.

He said: "I am honoured that Louis asked me to duet with Nicholas on The X Factor Final this weekend. I was with him at Judges' Houses this year and Nicholas stood out from the beginning as he has such an incredible voice for someone so young. It's been exciting to watch him every weekend, and I hope that I can help him in the final to go all the way"

Nicholas added: "I'm so excited about this week; I've always watched The X Factor and dreamed about reaching the final and having the chance to sing at Wembley. It is such a big achievement."

As well as their duets, Sam will be performing Lady Gaga's Edge Of Glory and Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush, while Luke will sing We Are Young by Fun and One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful.

Nicholas will also sing Candy by Robbie Williams and Sarah McLachlan's Angel.

Meanwhile a host of A-list musical superstars have also been lined up to perform, including The Killers and Tom Odell during Saturday's show, with Gary Barlow and Elton John, Katy Perry and One Direction performing on Sunday.

© UTV News
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