Page last updated at 09:43 GMT, Monday, 6 October 2008 10:43 UK

Judges reveal X Factor finalists

Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole will mentor the female category

The 12 final X Factor acts, who will perform live on next Saturday's ITV1 show, have been selected by the judges.

Simon Cowell, who is mentoring the male acts, chose Eoghan Quigg, Austin Drage and Scott Bruton.

Alexandra Burke, who entered the show in 2005, Laura White and Diana Vickers are the female acts who will appear.

Ex-prisoner Rachel Hylton, Daniel Evans and Ruth Lorenzo were selected in the over-25s category and Girl Band, JLS and Bad Lashes are in the band section.

Last year's winner Jackson will be the first star performer on the show, singing his new single Don't Call This Love.

In September it was also confirmed US pop star Britney Spears would perform.

Sunday night's show pulled in an average of 9.5 million viewers.




SEE ALSO
Spears to perform on The X Factor
26 Sep 08 |  Entertainment
X Factor denies contestant claims
27 Aug 08 |  Entertainment
10m viewers watch X Factor show
17 Aug 08 |  Entertainment
Cowell promises 'clean' X Factor
14 Aug 08 |  Entertainment

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific