Finland's Saara Aalto and Matt Terry make X Factor final after 5 After Midnight eliminated

Finland's Saara Aalto is a step closer to becoming the first ever non-UK winner of the X Factor after winning a place in the final alongside Matt Terry following the elimination of boy band 5 After Midnight.

Aalto, from Helsinki, performed Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears tonight, as well as a Queen medley with Adam Lambert, to win her place in the second leg of the final tomorrow night.

Saara Aalto is the bookies favourite to win. Credit: Syco/Thames TV

Bookies favourite Aalto will compete for the X Factor crown against Bromley waiter Terry who sang Jess Glynne's Take Me Home and teamed up with his mentor Nicole Scherzinger for a rendition of Prince hit Purple Rain.

5 After Midnight lost out on the public vote after performing Beyonce's Crazy In Love and were joined on stage by Clean Bandit and last year's X Factor winner Louisa Johnson to sing Tears.

After a video showed huge crowds turning out to watch Aalto perform in her home city earlier in the week, judge Simon Cowell said: "I've never seen anything like that on X Factor before. I want to go to Finland."

Matt Terry performed was voted through to the final after performing Prince's Purple Rain. Credit: ITV

Saturday's show saw previous contestants return for a group performance at the start of the show including controversial rapper Honey G.

The rapper, who was eliminated last month, showcased her upcoming single 'The Honey G Show' which is to be released on December 23.

"Honey G's taking over, it's the Honey G time," she said.

The programme took an emotional turn when One Direction star Louis Tomlinson appeared as a solo artist just days after the death of his mother.

  • The X Factor concludes its live final from Wembley Arena on Sunday at 8pm on ITV.