Review of the X Factor Results show, as it happened.
The X Factor results show kicked off on Sunday 13th December 2009 at 7.30pm on ITV.
Reminders of both Olly's and Joe's Saturday night performances followed. Each clip also showed the positive comments that they received from the judges. Voting lines had stayed open since last night's show and prompts regularly appeared to remind the viewers at home to cast their votes.
On to the show then.
As X Factor is shown on commercial televsion it is plagued with breaks and adverts. The first break over, Dermot introduced Olly Murs singing what was his favourite song from this year's contest.
What song did he choose? Twist and Shout. With accompanying dancers this song allowed Olly to showcase his personality, voice and moves. His fun performance received good reviews from the judges and the audience obviously enjoyed it. Simon's aside comments received a slight backlash from Cheryl. Live pictures from Olly's home town showed Olly mania.
Joe was up next but of course there was a commercial break first. Joe choose ,Don't Stop Believing. The judges seemed to be hinting that Joe would win but of course it depended on Joe public voting at home. The crowds in Joe's home town South Shields went absolutely wild.
After the next commercial break
Whoever wins X Factor 2009 is guaranteed publicity and a great career. Having said that last year's runners up JLS have had a successful year, since their X Factor experience. Finally, the voting lines closed.
So who won, for Gawd's sake, I hear you ask?
After sufficient tension, and one final commercial break, the winner was revealed. With their judge, come mentors, in tow the two finalists hit the stage.
The winner of X Factor 2009 is Joe McElderry. Yeah.
I loved both of them but I am so pleased for young Joe. He will be a perfect pop star. Well done JOE.
The show closed with Joe performing his winner's single Another Mountain which is almost a guaranteed number one in the UK at Christmas.