X Factor 2016 final! 5 After Midnight don't have yet have a duet partner...


There's a bit of a last minute behind the scenes drama on The X Factor 2016 this weekend.

It's the final on Saturday (in case you hadn't heard) but 5 After Midnight do NOT have any duet confirmed, it's been revealed today.

Over the past few days there have been a number of rumours, including that the trio would be singing with The Weeknd who is confirmed to be performing on Saturday.

The guys were then linked to a performance with the newly reformed (again) Spice Girls but that fell through, while more rumours suggested they'd be singing with Louisa Johnson and Clean Bandit.

It turns out that there is a reason for the range of rumours: The group have no partner lined up at all.

"It was going to be The Spice Girls but it's not going to happen," their mentor Louis Walsh said at a press conference at Wembley today.

He added (via DigitalSpy): "The boys don't know who they are dueting with yet but said their dream line-up would include Drake, Justin Timberlake and Usher."

With the final less than 48 hours away, that's not great news to hear.

As for the other finalists, it's now looking most likely that Matt Terry will fall back to mentor Nicole Scherzinger for his duet.

Hardly a bad option, but reports had suggested he was originally meant to sing with Sam Smith.

Meanwhile, Saara Aalto is expected to be singing with Adam Lambert.

The X Factor 2016 airs this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV at 8PM.

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