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In pictures: X Factor finalists revealed

The 12  X Factor finalists have been announced. Dannii Minogue, who looks after the boys, selected 22-year-old Andy Williams from Newport, South Wales...

The 12 X Factor finalists have been announced. Dannii Minogue, who looks after the boys, selected 22-year-old Andy Williams from Newport, South Wales...

Dannii also picked Rhydian Roberts, 24, from Powys, Wales. He's at university and used to be a top weight lifter.

Dannii also picked Rhydian Roberts, 24, from Powys, Wales. He's at university and used to be a top weight lifter.

Joining them is 18-year-old Leon Jackson from West Lothian, Scotland. He's a shop assistant, and really good at karate.

Joining them is 18-year-old Leon Jackson from West Lothian, Scotland. He's a shop assistant, and really good at karate.

Sharon Osbourne looks after the girls. She chose 15-year-old schoolgirl Emily Nakanda from London....

Sharon Osbourne looks after the girls. She chose 15-year-old schoolgirl Emily Nakanda from London....

Nineteen-year-old Kimberley Southwick from, Tamworth, England, who works in her parents' pub...

Nineteen-year-old Kimberley Southwick from, Tamworth, England, who works in her parents' pub...

And 23-year-old Alisha Bennett, a receptionist from London who likes fashion and shopping.

And 23-year-old Alisha Bennett, a receptionist from London who likes fashion and shopping.

Simon Cowell's in charge of the groups. Hope - made up of girls who auditioned for the show as solo acts but ended up getting together - went through.

Simon Cowell's in charge of the groups. Hope - made up of girls who auditioned for the show as solo acts but ended up getting together - went through.

So did Futureproof. They are Aaron Delahunty, 21; Adam Chandler, 21; Matthew Protheroe, 17; Richard Wilkinson, 23, and Sean Rumsey, 20.

So did Futureproof. They are Aaron Delahunty, 21; Adam Chandler, 21; Matthew Protheroe, 17; Richard Wilkinson, 23, and Sean Rumsey, 20.

Brother and sister duo Same Difference - made up of Sean, 21, and Sarah, 18, from Portsmouth - also won a place in the final.

Brother and sister duo Same Difference - made up of Sean, 21, and Sarah, 18, from Portsmouth - also won a place in the final.

Louis Walsh oversees the over 25s singers. He put mum-of-two Niki Evans, 34, of Tamworth, through...

Louis Walsh oversees the over 25s singers. He put mum-of-two Niki Evans, 34, of Tamworth, through...

Primary school teacher Beverley Trotman, 37, from Luton, also made the grade...

Primary school teacher Beverley Trotman, 37, from Luton, also made the grade...

And making up this season's X Factor finalists is 31-year-old Daniel De Bourg from London. He's a dance teacher and has a three-year-old son.

And making up this season's X Factor finalists is 31-year-old Daniel De Bourg from London. He's a dance teacher and has a three-year-old son.



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