X Factor winner to support Beyonce

Published Saturday, 14 December 2013
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The winner of this year's X Factor will support Beyonce in concert on the UK leg of her Mrs Carter tour in 2014, show bosses have announced.

X Factor winner to support Beyonce
Beyonce is set to tour the UK next year (© Getty)

The three finalists, Sam Bailey, Luke Friend and Nicholas McDonald, were told the news on Friday night ahead of the final.

In a specially recorded video message to the finalists, Beyonce said:

"Hey, I just wanna say good luck to all The X Factor finalists and announce a very special prize to the winner.

"The winner of this year's X Factor will be joining me on the Mrs Carter tour, coming back to Europe in February. I can't wait to see you soon. Good luck!"

The champion, who will also secure a life-changing recording contract, will open for Beyonce at her concert in Birmingham in February 2014.

The tenth X Factor winner will be crowned on Sunday night at the end of a spectacular live final weekend at Wembley Arena in front of 10,000 fans.

On Saturday night the three finalists will also have the opportunity to duet with musical star.

Sam will be joined on the Wembley stage by X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger for an exclusive performance of the iconic ballad 'And I Am Telling You'.

Luke will be teaming up with singer songwriter Ellie Goulding. They will perform 'Anything Could Happen'.

Nicholas will join forces with Westlife's frontman Shane Filan to perform the group's iconic number one hit single 'Flying Without Wings'.

The Killers and Tom Odell will perform on Saturday, with Gary Barlow and Elton John, Katy Perry and One Direction performing on Sunday.

X Factor alumni Jedward, Wagner and Rylan are also set to make an appearance.

The X Factor is on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7.30pm on UTV.


X Factor Final song list:

Luke Friend

We Are Young by Fun

What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

Duet: Anything Could Happen with Ellie Goulding

Nicholas McDonald

Candy by Robbie Williams

Angel by Sarah McLachlan

Duet: Flying Without Wings with Shane Filan

Sam Bailey

Edge Of Glory by Lady Gaga

Power Of Love by Jennifer Rush

Duet: And I'm Telling You with Nicole Scherzinger

© UTV News
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