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Simon Cowell reportedly changes The X Factor final at the last minute

The music mogul is shaking things up this year

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Talk about leaving things to the last minute; Simon Cowell has reportedly “torn up” the plan for Saturday night’s X Factor final, to bring in an eleventh hour twist.

There are three acts left – Dalton Harris, Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee – and a new report claims Simon has decided not to switch things up, by refusing to axe ANY of them on tonight’s show.

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This weekend is going to be INTENSE (credit: ITV)

Instead, all three will get the chance to perform the winner’s single, with all three making it through to the last episode on Sunday.

An ITV show insider told The Sun Online: “Simon thinks this is one of the strongest finals ever and has decided they’ve all earned the opportunity to shine.

“Plus, all three being able to perform their winner’s single will improve the odds of the public choosing a song that will trouble the charts.

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Simon’s last act is Scarlett (credit: ITV)

“Simon can’t wait to see them all battle it out until the very end.”

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It’s been a fairly controversial series, but it’s set to be an epic weekend for the finalists.

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One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has two acts left (credit: ITV)

As usual, we’ll see an array of superstars duetting with our contestants. Dalton is performing with Emeli Sande, Anthony has indie rocker Tom Walker and Scarlett gets to sing with X Factor judge Robbie Williams.

The 44-year-old Angels singer will perform twice, also doing a medley of his hits with all ten of this year’s finalists.

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Robbie will be performing with contestants at the final (credit: ITV)

Whoever wins will go on to release their single. James Arthur is reportedly teaming up with Dalton if he wins, while Anthony is set to work with Kaiser Chiefs and Leona Lewis would duet with Scarlett.

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Phew, Simon, you don’t half like to keep us on our toes, don’t you? We can’t wait to see who comes out on top this weekend.

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