IN: Little Mix have made history by being the first ever girl band to make it through to the X Factor final. We’ve looked at the statistics and can exclusively reveal this puts them in the same league as One Direction, who came third last year. They may even be as popular as JLS, who came second in 2008. And let’s not forget they could actually win the show as they are now the bookies favourites to walk away with the recording contract at the end of the series on 10 December.
Very can also exclusively reveal they’re being backed by Girls Aloud star Nicola Roberts, which is significant as Girls Aloud were the last big female band to win a talent contest when they were the champions of Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. They both attended the In Style magazine’s 20th birthday where Nicola cornered the group and told them: ‘Be there for each other, support each other and work hard.’ Like Girls Aloud, Little Mix did not know each other before the show started as they were all individually rejected as solo singers before judge Tulisa put them together.
Whether they win or lose, they’ve certainly found a unique look as they manage to make a common theme translate into four different edgy outfits. Last week they looked particularly gorgeous in black and white outfits but one of their coolest looks in the semi-finals was a black and red mix that they wore to sing their final ‘vote for us’ plee (above). Jade Thirlwall (far left) shows us that red shorts can be worn in Winter and they look pretty sensational when teamed with a rock chic leather jacket. Try the Ted Baker Brata leather jacket and South casual shorts, which come in a pack of two, if you’d like a low-maintenace but striking party outfit.
If you’re more feminine like Perrie Edwards (far right) then check out the Teatro one shoulder flower net prom dress and bow front belts, which also come in a pack of two. We can’t wait to see what the girls wear next week…
OUT: Misha B
It’s the end of her X Factor dream, but there were surprisingly few tears backstage from Misha B. We can exclusively reveal Misha had prepared herself to leave the show at the start of the week when she read in the press that she was bookies favourite to go. During the early part of the week she was down during rehearsals and stroppy in The X Factor house, moaning that nobody liked her, so she must have got it out of her system before Sunday night’s results show. We can also reveal she’s vowed to back her mate Amelia Lily to win and although they didn’t start off as close friends, the two have vowed to keep in touch when the series ends. Let’s hope it works out!
IN: Amelia Lily
Amelia Lily’s parents must have breathed a sigh of relief as she scraped through to the final three. She only had marginally more votes than Misha B, and this is partly because the public were not impressed that she mentioned her dad’s struggling business in the press. Amelia revealed her father’s plumbing company recently went bust and she wanted to win the X Factor to help out her family. However, such shameless begging did not go down well with the public who took to Twitter and Facebook to complain about how there was yet another ‘sob story’ on the show. Let’s make it all about the music next week, eh?
IN: Marcus Collins
Marcus Collins, who could have done a sob story and has refused, is concentrating on winning over the public vote with his cheekiness. Marcus’s mother had breast cancer but he’s told reporters he will never talk about that on the show and he wants people to get to know the good bits of his persionality – especially his cheeky side. Very witnessed that this week as we heard he’s been exchanging flirty text messages with The Only Way Is Essex hairdresser Harry Derbridge, telling him how he cracks him up on the X Factor. Like Harry, Marcus is a former hairdresser. It could be the start of something beautiful, literally!
The X Factor final is on 10 December – who’s tuning in?