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Jack and Joel and Holly Tandy rehearsing George Michael classics for X Factor live shows

Our region's finalists in this year's X Factor are getting ready to perform some George Michael classics on this weekend's live shows. Jack and Joel and Holly Tandy have both now reached the final 12 of the competition.

Jack and Joel are rehearsing Edge of Heaven for X Factor's George Michael week Credit: ITV/Syco/Fremantle

Jack and Joel, in the groups category, will perform Edge of Heaven. The duo, made up of Jack Remmington from Gainsborough and Joel Fishel from Leeds were told by Simon Cowell last weekend that people like them because they are fun.

Holly Tandy is rehearsing One More Try for George Michael Week Credit: ITV/Syco/Fremantle

Barnsley singer will perform One More Try hoping it will impress the public enough to send her through to week four of the competition's live shows.

The other good news for the finalists is that this weekend's double eliminations have now been cancelled. It was previously announced that two acts would leave the competition on Saturday and a further two acts would go on Sunday. Producers have now decided only one act we leave on each night.

The X Factor returns to ITV at 8:10pm on Saturday and 7:25pm on Sunday.

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Holly Tandy voted through to week 3 of X Factor live shows

Holly Tandy is through to week 3 of the X Factor live shows Credit: ITV/Syco/Fremantle

X Factor finalist Holly Tandy from Barnsley has sung her way through to week three of the contest's live shows.

The 16 year old received enough votes to remain in the competition after her performance of Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber earlier this evening.

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Her own mentor Sharon Osborne said "You went for it, you owned it and I loved you." Fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger said she could see how hard Holly had worked. Simon Cowell told Holly, "You were one of the best tonight." explaining that while he thought she was good last weekend, this weekend she was great. And Louis Walsh said she had embraced the whole thing, singing in Spanish: "Full marks to you."

Holly didn't receive enough votes to be crowned the winner of the Sunday show - that honour went to Kevin Davy White from the overs category who was also crowned the winner of the weekend. The act with the fewest votes who left the competition was Traceyleanne Jefford from the overs category.

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Holly Tandy to perform a remix of 'Despacito' on X Factor

Holly Tandy will perform a remix of Despacito for Viva Latino week Credit: X Factor/ITV/Fremantle/Syco

Singer Holly Tandy from Barnsley will perform a remix of Despacito by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber on tonight's X Factor.

The 16 year old is hoping her performance will see her through to the third week of the live shows. She is being mentored on the programme by Sharon Osbourne who told us earlier this week what she is like to work with:

This weekend's shows have the theme of Viva Latino. Tonight the girls category performs alongside the 'overs' mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. ** The X Factor continues tonight at 7:05pm on ITV.**

Jack and Joel voted through to week 3 of X Factor live shows

Credit: ITV/Syco/Fremantle

X Factor group Jack and Joel have sung their way through to week three of the contest's live shows.

The duo, made up of Jack Remmington from Gainsborough and Joel Fishel from Leeds, received enough votes to remain in the competition after their performance of Havana and Hasta el Amanecer by Camila Cabello and Nicky Jam earlier this evening.

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The pair did not receive enough votes to be crowned the winners of the Saturday show - that honour went to Rak-su from the groups category who now have a chance to compete against tomorrow night's winner to be named best act of the weekend. The act with the fewest votes who left the competition was Leon Mallett from the boys category.

Our region's other finalist Holly Tandy from Barnsley will perform tomorrow night.

The X Factor returns on Sunday evening at 7:05pm on ITV.

"Hot and spicy" Jack and Joel get mainly good reviews on X Factor latin week

Jack and Joel performed a latin medley Credit: ITV/Syco/Fremantle

X Factor finalists Jack and Joel have had a second week of good reviews from their judges after their latin medley.

The duo, made up of Jack Remmington from Gainsborough and Joel Fishel from Leeds, performed a mash up of Havana and Hasta el Amanecer by Camila Cabello and Nicky Jam as part of the show's Viva Latino themed week.

Judge Louis Walsh said they had delivered an amazing start to the show saying "Your personalities are just as big as your entertainment. Sharon Osborne said that the way they move is cute and highlighted that they could not be any more current performing the current UK number one. Fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger described the pair as "hot and spicy".

But the duo could the harshest criticism from their own mentor Simon Cowell, who returned after illness last weekend. He said that he believes they are popular because they are fun but says he does not feel they are the kind of act that works in the charts and is more "cabaret". He wants them to perform as though they are working on a new hit single.

Jack and Joel will find out later tonight whether they have received enough votes to remain in the competition. Our region's other finalist, Holly Tandy from Barnsley, will perform on tomorrow night's programme.

Jack and Joel rehearsing latin medley for tonight's X Factor

Jack and Joel will perform tonight on The X Factor Credit: X Factor/Syco/Fremantle

X Factor finalists Jack and Joel are getting ready to perform a latin medley on tonight's live show hoping to secure their place in the competition for another week.

The duo, made up of Jack Remmington from Gainsborough and Joel Fishel from Leeds will sing a mash up of Havana and Hasta el Amanecer by Camila Cabello and Nicky Jam as part of the programme's Viva Latino themed weekend.

Tonight's programme features the singers in the boys and the groups categories. Tomorrow night the overs and the girls, including Holly Tandy from Barnsley will perform.

The X Factor returns on ITV at 8:20pm.

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