X Factor 2016 finalists to sing two songs each from next week


The X Factor 2016 finalists will be singing two songs each next weekend, it's been confirmed.

Tonight saw the seventh X Factor 2016 results of the series as Ryan Lawrie bowed out of the competition.

He was eliminated in the sing off against Honey G with the bottom three life line vote twist axed ahead of the Quarter Finals.

Now just the five acts remain in the running to be crowned The X Factor 2016 winner with the quarter-finals next Saturday and Sunday.

This year, Simon Cowell is mentoring the Girls category with just Emily Middlemas remaining.

Nicole Scherzinger is keeping the Boys in check with just Matt Terry left.

Sharon Osbourne still has her two remaining Overs, Honey G and Saara Aalto.

And Louis Walsh has just the one group left with 5 After Midnight.

After the latest elimination, host Dermot O’Leary was joined on stage by the remaining five contestants to decide the next theme as the Jukebox picked 'Louis Loves'.

Louis told Dermot that this would mean "the best music" with songs by Prince, Bowie and Adele.

But, for the first time this year, each act will be singing TWICE.

The top five will each take on two brand new songs next Saturday night as the competition heats up.

Saara was very happy with the news, telling Xtra Factor: "I think I love it, it's good to show both sides so I think next week will be my week, the upbeat side and a ballad."

Elsewhere in tonight's results there were performances from Alicia Keys and Craig David, as well as from the cast of new musical School of Rock.

The X Factor 2016 continues next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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