Following tonight’s dramatic sing-off between Luke Friend and Rough Copy, the X Factor 2013 final 3 lineup has now been confirmed.
Once each act had performed their respective save-me-songs, the judges vote was split two each, meaning the decision came down to the public vote.
Sunday nights result means this years live Wembley final will be contested by Sam Bailey, Luke Friend and Nicholas McDonald.
As she has been since her original room audition, Sam goes into next weekends final as favorite to win, with her biggest competition likely coming from the 17-year-old, Nicholas. The young Scot, who like Sam has never found himself in the bottom two during the live shows, has built up a huge following of fans during his 2013 X Factor journey.
Here the top 3 lineup chat on the Xtra Factor to Caroline Flack, about what it means to them to have made the live final: