X Factor's Great British Songbook kicks off tonight

ITV's The X Factor has revealed the contestants' song choices for the Great British Songbook week.

Contestants will be singing a series of British pop classics as they battle to survive to the next stage of the competition.

Luke Friend, Nicholas McDonald and Sam Bailey ready for dress rehearsals.
Luke Friend, Nicholas McDonald and Sam Bailey ready for dress rehearsals. Credit: ITV/Twitter

The X Factor has pledged to donate proceeds from this weekend's vote and live performance downloads to the Philippines Typhoon Appeal.

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Tonight @thexfactor has backed The Sun's campaign for DEC Philippines Appeal & we are donating profits from votes & downloads to @decappeal

ITV have also agreed a new three-year-deal to broadcast The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent until the end of 2016, extending ITV's long-running relationship with Simon Cowell.

  • Tamera Foster - Diamonds Are Forever
Tamera Foster will sing the Shirley Bassey classic Diamonds Are Forever, the title song to the James Bond film of the same name.
Tamera Foster will sing the Shirley Bassey classic Diamonds Are Forever, the title song to the James Bond film of the same name. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Sam Callahan - Faith
George Michael's 1980s classic will be Sam Callahan's song tonight.
George Michael's 1980s classic will be Sam Callahan's song tonight. Credit: ITV/Twitter
  • Luke Friend - Your Song
Luke Friend will seek emulate Elton John with a rendition of Your Song.
Luke Friend will seek emulate Elton John with a rendition of Your Song. Credit: ITV
  • Rough Copy - Viva La Vida
Rough Copy get stuck into their X Factor rehearsals. Tonight they take on Coldplay's Viva La Vida.
Rough Copy get stuck into their X Factor rehearsals. Tonight they take on Coldplay's Viva La Vida. Credit: ITV/Twitter
  • Hannah Barrett - Satisfaction
Hannah Barrett is taking on the Rolling Stones classic (I Can't Get no) Satisfaction.
Hannah Barrett is taking on the Rolling Stones classic (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Credit: ITV/Twitter
  • Nicholas McDonald - Someone Like You
Adele's hit Someone Like You has been chosen for Nicholas McDonald.
Adele's hit Someone Like You has been chosen for Nicholas McDonald. Credit: ITV
  • Sam Bailey - Something
Sam Bailey will sing the timeless The Beatles classic Something, penned by George Harrison.
Sam Bailey will sing the timeless The Beatles classic Something, penned by George Harrison. Credit: ITV

Tune in on Saturday and Sunday at 8pm on ITV to find out who survives the Great British Songbook week.

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