Grand Finale

Saturday, 13 December 2008, 7:10PM – 8:40PM on ITV1

With record ratings, a new judge and an unprecedented 280,000 applicants, this series of The X Factor has been the biggest and best yet.

12 contestants have made it through to the live studio shows but only three remain to fight it out as they take to the stage in the much anticipated finale of the X Factor. It will be down to the public to crown the 2008 winner in what promises to be a nail-biting final show.

The time has finally come to find out which act will follow in the footsteps of previous winners Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis and Leon Jackson. Will Simon Cowell smugly romp to victory? Will Dannii be triumphant for the second year on the row? Can Louis Walsh get JLS to be the first group to win the series? Or will new girl Cheryl Cole upset the apple cart by one of her acts clinching the title and the coveted £1million recording contract?

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