Louisa Johnson backs 5 After Midnight to win The X Factor this year

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Reigning X Factor champ Louisa Johnson is backing 5 After Midnight to win the show.

It was Emily who left The X Factor this week, just missing out on a spot in the grand final at Wembley Arena.

Emily was in the bottom two sing off against Matt Terry, the first time for both in the danger zone.

But her place in the final slipped away as the judges backed Matt to join Saara Aalto and 5 After Midnight at Wembley next weekend.

Asked who she was backing, Louisa said on Sunday ahead of the semi-final results: "I really want 5AM to win but I think everyone is amazing this year and I really like Saara as well, Matt is lovely and Emily’s amazing, they’ve all got something different about them but my favourite are 5AM."

Also giving his predictions, Roman Kemp said on the red carpet at Capital FM's Jingle Bell ball: "I love all of them, they’re all my mates. Who I think is one of the strongest contenders to win is Matt Terry, he’s one of the strongest contenders."

The radio DJ, who has been fronting a spin-off-spin-off show on the Xtra Factor, added: "It’s been awesome working with Matt and Rylan - they’re like my TV mum and dad. It’s great."

With Emily out just three acts remain in the X Factor 2016 and the race to the final is on.

It's shaping up to be the closest run EVER with all three having both been top of the vote and in the sing off.

The X Factor is back this Saturday and Sunday on ITV from 8PM live from Wembley Arena.

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