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On one of the most incredible mornings of market movement we've ever seen!


The songs that your three Finalists will be singing at The X Factor Live Final 2014.

Andrea Faustini

Feeling Good (originally by Nina Simone)

Song of the series: Earth Song (originally by Michael Jackson)

Winner's Single - I Didn’t Know My Own Strength (originally by Whitney Houston)

Ben Haenow

Demons (originally by Imagine Dragons)

Song of the series: Man In The Mirror (by Michael Jackson)

Winner's Single - Something I Need (originally by One Republic)

Fleur East

Can’t Hold Us (originally by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

Uptown Funk (originally by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)

Winner's Single - Something I Need (originally by One Republic)

All this plus exclusive performances with Take That singing Rule The World and Meghan Trainor singing All About That Bass.
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Report timbuctooth December 14, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Not wanting to be argumentative with our new family member, cnman, but I`d suggest not. As was widely discussed, we didn`t know if it was ALL votes or only phone votes. Personally, I`m trusting the Star implicitly, which means the 50% was only phone votes.
Report Ski-Wiz December 14, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
Hamilton won beating hot fav Rory..............Scared
Report timbuctooth December 14, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
OK, fll, maybe getting slightly carried away, but I`m having a great night with Ben, and now Hamilton.
Report cnman December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
hmm looking at the figures Tim, Ben 36%, Fleur 24% last week. Maybe they meant Ben had 50% more than 2nd place?
Report Ski-Wiz December 14, 2014 10:32 PM GMT
Vote 9
Ben Haenow - 36.5%
Fleur East - 24.3%
Lauren Platt - 20.1%
Andrea Faustini - 19.1%

Hence no deadlock.....they kneeeeewwwwwwwwwww
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
Dementieva    14 Dec 14 21:57 
wd winners Cool

Just time to back Lewis Hamilton at 8 Excited

Plain
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:35 PM GMT
keep up Ski Cool
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:40 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:30PM, timbuctooth wrote:


OK, fll, maybe getting slightly carried away, but I`m having a great night with Ben, and now Hamilton.


Same here. Ben hardly did a Cardle but an easy winner in the end
Closest vote ever for most of the series

Report andyc2000 December 14, 2014 10:41 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:32PM, cnman wrote:


hmm looking at the figures Tim, Ben 36%, Fleur 24% last week. Maybe they meant Ben had 50% more than 2nd place?


That's how I read it too.

Report Lifter December 14, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
Won a bit on Ben but disappointed didn't have more on - was a disaster on the football today
Report cnman December 14, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
my word Sarah Jane doing bang bang LoveLoveLove
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:46 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:32PM, cnman wrote:


hmm looking at the figures Tim, Ben 36%, Fleur 24% last week. Maybe they meant Ben had 50% more than 2nd place?


Or maybe it was wrong. They gave the percentages

Report timbuctooth December 14, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
Plausible theory, boys, but The Star told us;

Ben 50%
Fleur 22%
Andrea 16%
presumably leaving Lauren with 12%

Who knows but, given the ambiguity of what the 50% actually referred to, and The Star`e 100% (yes, really, 100%) XF record, I`ll still be placing bets based on their next leaks.
Report Cider December 14, 2014 10:49 PM GMT
Perhaps the free voting/app squeezed them up more than usual. I'm going to leave my analysis until tomorrow Grin
Report Cider December 14, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
I think this casts major doubt on Star leaks for the future.
Report cnman December 14, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
Lauren could have been a real contender if she had been pushed as much as Fleur was
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:54 PM GMT
Certainly where there is app voting cider

btw did I read it was your biggest win by a multiple of 5? Very nice Cool
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:56 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 4:51PM, cnman wrote:


Lauren could have been a real contender if she had been pushed as much as Fleur was


No doubt. She was shafted throughout with songs and running order

Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
Reckon so.

I had a lot on her at 10 down to 8 early doors the live shows and did lay a fair whack around 3/1 but thought she got stitched up the last 4 weeks or so with song choice, clothing & VT's.

Having said that, she didn't improve much week to week and never had a killer performance.

Still annoying the way they never bigged her up in the later weeks
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
^ to cnman

Yep, fll, running order another stitch up Plain
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
True. She never really performed bar the 1st week and Whitney week. But who knows how much of that was due to unsuitable songs
Report Ski-Wiz December 14, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
Vote 4.....Stevie coming 3rd is a shocker......SurprisedSurprisedSurprised
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
Sure fll
Report bearcub December 14, 2014 11:12 PM GMT
Someone stole Mel B's wedding ring when she was in hospital.
Sad

  poor Mel
Report Ski-Wiz December 14, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
LaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 11:36 PM GMT

Dec 14, 2014 -- 5:12PM, bearcub wrote:


Someone stole Mel B's wedding ring when she was in hospital.  poor Mel


You are a cruel man SadLaughLaughLaughLaughLaughLaugh

Report Ski-Wiz December 14, 2014 11:42 PM GMT
What happened to the judges prediction that was enveloped before the start?
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
They all got it wrong
Report Ski-Wiz December 14, 2014 11:50 PM GMT
What did each pick then?
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
Mel had Andrea
Cheryl had Lauren & Stereo Kicks
Louis had Kerrianne & Stereo Kicks
Simon had Jay James & Stereo Kicks

Obv should have only chosen one and still didn't beat Mel Shocked
Report Dementieva December 14, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
Kerrianne deserves a Laugh
Report Ski-Wiz December 14, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
SK (3) and Kerrianne.....terrible predictions. Simon picked Jay over his other finalist Ben and Fleur is comical.LaughLaugh
Report five leaves left December 14, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
Did I mishear or did the presenter, I forget her name, say she did well, about Andrea? Laugh
Report Dementieva December 15, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
yup Ski Laugh

Didn't notice fig
Report five leaves left December 15, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
I'm sure she did. I'll have to rewatch it
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
get a life , it's over Cry
Report five leaves left December 15, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
This is my life Sad
Report cnman December 15, 2014 12:18 AM GMT
I spend months wishing XF would end and getting stressed and p1ssed off by it, then when it ends I miss it straight away. Every year. Same with the IPL.
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
I used to get pissed off when BB finished Cry
Report J.O.TOBIN. December 15, 2014 12:20 AM GMT
Im boredSad waiting for Kworb updates now, tis a sad life we lead.
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 12:25 AM GMT
There's a siege 'live' on sky news Jot

20 people taken hostage by Muslims in Sydney
Report mach December 15, 2014 12:30 AM GMT
roll on celeb bb, lots matched on the last few events, things are looking up
Report Dementieva December 15, 2014 12:31 AM GMT
wtf

Just watching end of NFL. Had alert from Sky News on my phone in last 20 mins, just turned over
Report five leaves left December 15, 2014 12:39 AM GMT
The Christmas markets 1st. Come on Miranda Love
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 12:41 AM GMT
If he doesn't make a move soon i'm going to bed

These Sky reporters do my head in
Report five leaves left December 15, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
I'm on the BBC Cool
Report Dementieva December 15, 2014 12:52 AM GMT
Sky presenter complete mug, she normally does rolling news overnight. Big hit this for her.

Asks a witness, live, who's in a cafe nearby where the trains runs underground near the scene. Would the railway normally be closed?

Err, it's shut because there's a fecking lunatic holding people hostage metres away
Report LendUsAFiver December 15, 2014 9:13 AM GMT
I had £100 on Kerrianne during boot camp lol. I thought she would absolutely walk it but dumb arse Cheryl didn't put her through.

Last time I bet on fat people pre-live shows. Plain
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 10:43 AM GMT
Sunday ratings:
#XFactorFinalResults - 9.35m/35.7% (down 380k on last year)
Report LendUsAFiver December 15, 2014 4:41 PM GMT
That was a pretty bad leak from the Star. They didn't even get the bottom 2 positions the correct way around.

The thing is, if you were in The Star leaking that information on a guess with the intention to move the market and buy Fleur back in they could actually have lost a hell of a lot of money thinking she'd actually won it...Maybe the reason for the massive market movement back towards Fleur up to evens?

All a conspiracy but not beyond reason.
Report five leaves left December 15, 2014 5:28 PM GMT
I'd be surprised if it wasn't just the phone votes. A small proportion of the total vote now and you'd expect phone voters to be older and favour Ben & Andrea over Fleur & Lauren
Report LendUsAFiver December 15, 2014 5:37 PM GMT
perhaps but now deemed unreliable, even if they remove the ambiguity with future leaks.
Report five leaves left December 15, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
I'll certainly never believe another star leak Sad
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
Me neither Plain
Report mach December 15, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
from now on I'm going in the other direction on all Star leaks, they  won't fool me again, the tricksters Sad
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 9:06 PM GMT
They've mugged us right off Angry
Report hemsby December 15, 2014 9:19 PM GMT
OT

For some reason I remebered only tonight that I placed some bets on different Simpson characters to be killed off quite a while ago (turns out it was October 2013!).Couldn't remember who I'd backed,but checked all my old accounts and found £150 in a Corals account (£15 @ 9/1 Rabbi Hyman Krustofski Cool) Turns out he was killed off in September (R.I.P Rabbi HK)

Seem to remember mach (?) starting a thread / having a bet on it ? Might be worth checking old accounts.
Report mach December 15, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
my simpsons bet was on the school teacher iirc, the voice actor had died, twitter was full of rip Edna Krabappel, settled as a loser.
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
After timing being taken to a new level tonight
Report hemsby December 15, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
OK pal...just thought it worth mentioning in case it had slipped your mind like it had mine.
Report hemsby December 15, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
At least I'm after timing on a bet I did have,as opposed to didn't have Plain
Report bearcub December 15, 2014 9:42 PM GMT
I think froggit had a bet on it
Report armagnac December 15, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkqtFO_ygTI
Report five leaves left December 15, 2014 11:13 PM GMT
Have I mentioned Little Mix recently? Cool
Report armagnac December 16, 2014 8:46 AM GMT
did someone on here have a big win on them or summit Plain
terry bush booked for the final surely
Report armagnac December 16, 2014 8:48 AM GMT
oh ben won, i was gonna back him - forgot
Report timbuctooth December 19, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
Goggleboxing? Anyone who trusted them last year with Sam Bailey could have been in trouble this year, if they`d shown us more of XF over the last month or two. Every front room wanting Andrea, thinking he was `best`. Also, interesting to see the levels of seriousness some of them showed re Andrea. Far stronger feelings aroused than I would have expected, given his two B2 appearances. Pretty much blanket indifference to Fleur and Ben. My book would certainly have been worse if we`d been shown such pro-Andrea sentiment.
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 10:09 PM GMT
Shows how clueless they are
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 10:13 PM GMT
They only showed 3 of the families watching. Probably edited out those who didn't follow the Andrea storyline
Report timbuctooth December 19, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
The Michaels gone already, and very funny watching all the men`s reactions to Nigella`s, somehow pornographic, cooking show.
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 10:20 PM GMT
I'm on +1, so yet to see that. The simpering tart doesn't do anything for me
Report timbuctooth December 19, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
Not old enough?
Report Cider December 19, 2014 10:30 PM GMT
Once we knew Cowell wasn't going to back Andrea, it was game over for him there and then. SamBa was the exception as 9 times out of 10, acts like her are nobbled. It gave us a false impression that Gogglebox was a great form guide.
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 10:32 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2014 -- 4:27PM, timbuctooth wrote:


Not old enough?


Laugh
She's just incredibly annoying. Nothing to do with age

Report timbuctooth December 19, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
Spot on, Cider.
Report bearcub December 19, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
Cider, I`m not sure you realise what an honour that is from Tim. I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that that`s the nicest thing he has ever said to anyone on here. Tear to the eye stuff...
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
I'm not convinced he was ever as popular as the market assumed. It took them til the quarter final to knock Baloney of the top spot
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
#off
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
Andrea was all but finished off by week 2
Report bearcub December 19, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
They painted him gold and put horns on him

Poor Andy Cry
Report bearcub December 19, 2014 10:59 PM GMT
19% of the first vote out of 16 is fair going
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:00 PM GMT

Dec 19, 2014 -- 4:57PM, bearcub wrote:


They painted him gold and put horns on him Poor Andy


Laugh true. Was that week 2? They certainly didn't take any chances

Report bearcub December 19, 2014 11:01 PM GMT
4 for Halloween i think
Report timbuctooth December 19, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
That`s a direct quote, isn`t it bear? Smug bugger!
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
Only 14% and 2% ahead of Lauren in week 2. So 100/1 to win by then if we'd had the percentages
Report bearcub December 19, 2014 11:04 PM GMT
It might be TimmyWink
Report bearcub December 19, 2014 11:05 PM GMT
Figs aftertiming Cry
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
LaughSilly
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
It would be great one year if they did release the %'s every week. They did a couple of times on the US XF.
I'd have been very confident that they'd get Fleur over the line up until week 8 and made her fav
Report timbuctooth December 19, 2014 11:20 PM GMT
You liked it, fll? I seem to remember hating it. There wasn`t that much liquidity on it, only us lot playing against each other, and the reveals took all of the inspired insight/guess work out of it.
Report bearcub December 19, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
After week 5 Sk would have been favourites Cool
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
I only had a few small bets on it tim. As you say no liquidity. My favourite memory was Brushy's Intensity Express crashing out the 1st week Grin
I do think it would be fascinating if they released the percentages every week though. I still reckon there would be plenty of value about and disagreement as to who was going to win
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:28 PM GMT
There would certainly have been plenty of support for them at that stage bear
Report bearcub December 19, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
With the %'s you would get more casuals taking an interest imo
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
ofc this year it was very close until the last couple of weeks. In previous years acts like Cardie would have been odds on very quickly and just continued to shorten throughout
Report five leaves left December 19, 2014 11:37 PM GMT
On the other hand Burka would have been a much bigger price in the early weeks
Report George Bailey December 23, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
Just catching up with Gogglebox. Andrea 1.8 in running. Turns out Goggleboxers goggle but don't vote.
Report bearcub December 24, 2014 7:14 AM GMT
,
http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/only-the-young-cancel-gig-parisa-mum-death

Must have been tough doing the show that going on in her life
Report bearcub December 24, 2014 7:14 AM GMT
#with
Report hemsby December 24, 2014 8:45 AM GMT
Jeez how awful  ...... Never a good time for something like this,but to lose her just before Christmas just adds to the pain Sad

I remember on at least one occasion that Parissa was absent from the Sunday night Xtra Factor show....iirc no precise reason was ever given.Little doubt in hindsight she was rushing off to spend time with her Mum.

Great credit to the kid for getting through the series with this forever in the background.Perhaps if she was a solo act she would have pulled out,but possibly felt an obligation to her band mates to continue.Also huge kudos for keeping it under wraps,and not using it to garner sympathy......an intensely private matter and kept as such.

Seems like in the last few years her Mum was a driving force behind the band,allowing them all to live at her house whilst they attempted to make it......lovely that she saw her daughter have some degree of success before she shuffled off this mortal coil.

For one last time........"ONLY THE YOUNG" Cool

....and Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum.A timely reminder to us all that there is a life away from our little Utopia on here Happy



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