Little Mix have become the first group to win this year’s X Factor.
After an intense weekend final at Wembley Arena, the four girls took the crown, leaving Marcus Collins as runner-up.
The band, made up of Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, all entered the competition as solo acts before the four judges put them into a girl group. They then went on to win 48.3 per cent of the final vote after weeks of working to become a formidable band.
Marcus Collins came second on Sunday (December 11th) with 42.8 per cent of the vote, while Amelia Lily, who came in third, had 8.9 per cent of the vote.
Opening the night to a crowd of 10,000 people on Saturday was Marcus, who sang Hey Ya on a huge set surrounded by dancers. His other song, She’s Always a Woman, was a duet with Gary Barlow.
Little Mix sang dance classic You Got the Love before performing with mentor Tulisa on Empire State of Mind/ If I Ain’t Got You.
Amelia, meanwhile, sang Christina Aguilera’s Ain’t No Other Man and River Deep, Mountain High with Kelly Rowland.
Sunday’s show featured Marcus and Little Mix singing their favourite tracks of the live shows, as well as their rendition of the winner’s single, Damien Rice’s Cannonball.
Today, ITV has released statistics showing which act won in each week of the live shows, revealing that Little Mix only came top in week seven and the semi-final before winning the most important vote.
Marcus never came top, while Amelia won twice after she was voted back into the show. Janet Devlin was an early favourite, winning the first four weeks of public voting.
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