PICTURES! Backstage at The X Factor 2013 final

Here's a look backstage on The X Factor 2013 final, live from Wembley Arena.

Luke Friend was eliminated in third place as the voting lines opened and then froze at the end of the latest live show.

Tonight the action continues as Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald go head to head to be crowned the winner of The X Factor UK.

But before all that, here's a look behind the scenes at last night's first live show, which saw the likes of Wagner, Kitty Brucknell, 2 Shoes, Diva Fever Johnny Robinson, Rylan Clark and Jedward all back on stage together singing (sort of) in a big group number.

There were also some more serious performances from the likes of The Killers and Tom Odell.

We got both behind the camera and judges desk, before delving into the show's make up and hair studios as the finalists got prepped and pampered ahead of last night's show.

The X Factor 2013 final continues tonight on ITV from 7:30PM, featuring performances from Gary Barlow, Elton John, Katy Perry and One Direction, as well as the final two singing for the win.

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