This year’s X Factor will support Beyonce on her Mrs Carter tour in the UK next year.Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald will do battle tonight not just to be crowned winner of The X Factor and get a recording contract but have the chance to open a show for Beyonce when she comes to the UK next year on tour.
Sam, Nicholas and Luke Friend were told on Friday that one of them would open her concert as a support act. Beyonce said in a video message: “The winner of this year’s X Factor will be joining me on the Mrs Carter tour, coming back to Europe in February.”
X Factor finale kicked off on Saturday with performances from Tom Odell and The Killers. The final three also performed duets with some of the biggest current music stars. Luke performed with Ellie Goulding, Nicholas with Westlife’s Shane Filan and Sam sung with Nicole Scherzinger.
Despite the shock of last week survival against Rough Copy, Luke failed to make it to Sunday’s main final show, finishing in third place.
X Factor final airs tonight at 7.30pm on ITV, with special performances from Gary Barlow, Katy Perry, One Direction and Sir Elton John.