Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

S BATTLE OF THE X; It Must Be Nearly Christmas as the X Factor Grand Final Is Here. NISHA MAL Checks How the Three Finalists Shape Up in a Bid to Win a PS1m Record Deal

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

S BATTLE OF THE X; It Must Be Nearly Christmas as the X Factor Grand Final Is Here. NISHA MAL Checks How the Three Finalists Shape Up in a Bid to Win a PS1m Record Deal

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MATT TERRY Age: 23 From: Bromley Occupation: Waiter Romance: Has denied reports he is back with ex HIS X FACTOR JOURNEY: THE Louis Tomlinson lookalike won a place at Boot Camp with his soulful rendition of Ben E King's Stand By Me. He earned high praise from Mr Nasty, aka Simon Cowell, who said Matt reminded him of Olly Murs.

He became one of the favourites to reach the Judges' Houses after his performance during the Six Chair Challenge. But he almost didn't make it through when judge Nicole Scherzinger Simon been a supporter said his cover of Bruno Mars' When I was Your Man was a bit too high.

A favourite throughout the competition, he was in a shock sing-off for the first time last Sunday with Emily Middlemas. Both acts had not been in the bottom two before, and host Dermot O'Leary revealed it had seen the biggest vote of the series so far, with more than two million votes cast.

Any controversy: It was revealed in September that Matt was still in a secret relationship with his ex-girlfriend Jasmine Avis. During auditions he told judges his heart was broken by a long-term partner.

Cowell has supporter of Matt Sing-offs: One.

5 AFTER MIDNIGHT Names: Kieran Alleyne, Nathan Lewis and Jordan Lee Ages: Kieran, 21; Nathan, 23; Jordan, 21 From: Kieran, Leicester; Nathan, Brighton; Jordan, East London Occupations: Kieran is an actor; Nathan a dance teacher and Jordan a casino worker Romance: Kieran is expecting a baby with his girlfriend Sophie, Nathan and Jordan are single THEIR X FACTOR JOURNEY: THE boyband were originally called 5am before changing their name due to legal reasons.

Mentored by Louis Walsh the boys wowed all four judges with their smooth vocals and fancy footwork as they performed Drake's hot single One Dance at the audition stage.

Walsh admitted he wasn't expecting 5 After Midnight to be so good. …

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