Follow our region's singers in this year's X Factor

Look back at the journeys of our region's X Factor finalists, Holly Tandy from Barnsley and singing duo Jack and Joel from Gainsborough and Leeds. Both acts have now been voted out of the competition.

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Holly Tandy: I'm not ready to go back to Barnsley yet

Holly Tandy in her latest Twitter photo Credit: Holly Tandy/Twitter

Barnsley singer Holly Tandy has asked her fans to make sure they vote for her when she appears on The X Factor tonight. The 16 year old has tweeted to say her nerves are "kicking in" ahead of her performance tonight.

Holly will be performing with the remaining girls in the competition, Grace Davies and Rai-Elle Williams. Also performing are the overs category which includes Matt Linnen and Kevin Davy White. Two acts will leave the contest this evening.

The X Factor returns to ITV on Sunday night at 7:30pm.

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Barnsley's Holly Tandy to sing Love Me Harder on X Factor

Barnsley's Holly Tandy will perform Love Me Harder this week Credit: ITV/Syco/Fremantle

Barnsley singer Holly Tandy will perform Love Me Harder on this weekend's X Factor live shows as she hopes to make it through to the talent contest's semi final weekend.

The 16 year old is the only remaining contestant from our region after Jack and Joel from Gainsborough and Leeds were voted out of the programme last weekend.

This weekend's theme is 'Crazy In Love' and producers have already confirmed that four acts will leave the competition this weekend.

The X Factor returns at 8:10pm on Saturday and 7:30pm on Sunday on ITV.

Holly Tandy survives third X Factor live show despite mixed reviews

Holly Tandy's performance received mixed reviews from the X Factor judges Credit: ITV/Syco/Fremantle

Barnsley singer Holly Tandy is through to the fourth week of live shows after a night that saw her performance receive mixed reviews from the X Factor judges.

The 16 year old performed a version of One More Try as part of the talent show's George Michael week. Unlike previous weeks she did not receive wholehearted support from the judging panel. Simon Cowell told her that he thought the performance seemed old fashioned saying it "doesn't work for me in the real world." But her own mentor Sharon Osborne said she had sung with great love and emotion: "It was spectacular and you look like a goddess."

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Holly received enough public votes to make it through to week four of the live shows when the theme will be Crazy In Love. The remaining ten contestants have been told that next week will be a double elimination on each night with two acts expected to leave on both Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend's winning act in the public vote was Lloyd Macey who wins the chance to perform alongside Little Mix in Manchester. The act with the fewest votes who left the competition on Sunday night was Alisah Bonaobra from the girls category.

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.

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

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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.

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