Who won The X Factor 2016? Final results revealed as top two are confirmed

X Factor 2016 winner is down to two

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The X Factor 2016 winner is one step closer to being revealed after tonight's first final results.

Saara Aalto and Matt Terry are the two remaining acts in the running to be crowned The X Factor winner 2016.

5 After Midnight finished bottom of the vote tonight, leaving the competition in third place.

UPDATE: > WINNER of The X Factor 2016 is revealed

Lines to vote for the winner opened at the start of tonight's live show at Wembley Arena before the first round of performances.

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5 After Midnight kicked things off with Crazy in Love by Beyonce before Matt Terry performed Take Me Home by Jess Glynne and then Saara Aalto belted out Everybody Wants to Rule The World by Tears For Fears.

It was then onto the duets where 5 After Midnight performed Tears with last year's winner Louisa Johnson and Clean Bandit before Matt teamed up with his mentor Nicole Scherzinger on Purple Rain. Saara finished the night's performances, belting out Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody with Adam Lambert.

Who won The X Factor 2016?

After all the songs, lines were frozen before Dermot O'Leary announced the third placed finalist.

And with the fewest votes at the freeze, 5 After Midnight bowed out of the competition in third place.

Saara and Matt will now go forward to Sunday night's final live show where one of them will WIN this year's series.

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The pair will perform their favourite song of the series and their potential winner's track before lines close for good.

All of the votes from Saturday will carry over and each app voter has another five free votes to use.

The X Factor 2016 final continues Sunday night at 8PM on ITV where there will be performances from Kylie Minogue, Little Mix and Madness.

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