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The 20 Biggest Moments Of 10th Birthday Week On “The X Factor”

Shock exit alert.

This week on The X Factor they celebrated 10 years of the show.

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And yes, first winner Steve Brookstein got almost three whole seconds of air time.


steve brookstein

@stevebrookstein

@seh81 yay 10 years later they show a 2 sec clip. Whoopie!! :0)

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1. We were reminded of these special moments.

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2. As well as the tears and laughs over the last decade. Emotional stuff.

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3. But it was the start of a new show… and Nicole Scherzinger made her entrance like this.

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4. Olly Murs came back to perform. And reminded us how much we love him so.

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And it caused a fair bit of hysteria on Twitter.

Right, I'm gonna admit... I cried, yes I cried at @ollyofficial's performance on the #XFactor tonight... I miss him SO fucking much!♥

— GeorgiaRPitman (@Boybands, OM & JB!♥)

Boybands, OM & JB!♥

@GeorgiaRPitman

Right, I’m gonna admit… I cried, yes I cried at @ollyofficial’s performance on the #XFactor tonight… I miss him SO fucking much!♥

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5. Nicholas MacDonald met Joe McElderry, then sang his track “The Climb”.

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But a few people got mad because it was actually originally a Miley Cyrus song.

I don't know who sung The Climb on the xFactor but they should never breathe again! Leave it to Miley!

— TyeGeorge (@George Tye)

George Tye

@TyeGeorge

I don’t know who sung The Climb on the xFactor but they should never breathe again! Leave it to Miley!

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The Climb is by Miley Cyrus NOT Joe McEldry #XFactor

— xxitzsarah (@)

@xxitzsarah

The Climb is by Miley Cyrus NOT Joe McEldry #XFactor

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Miley Cyrus before she turned out to be a crackhead - The Climb #xfactor

— Miiss_Liimzaay (@حليمة السعدية)

حليمة السعدية

@Miiss_Liimzaay

Miley Cyrus before she turned out to be a crackhead - The Climb #xfactor

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6. But it was all forgotten again by the time Nicholas was handed a special 17th birthday cake. Aww.

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7. Louis Walsh revealed his favourite thing about The X Factor is getting hired.

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8. But that’s not how it sounded to us, Louis.

Er....Louis Walsh's favourite thing about #XFactor is that he "gets hard"???

— beckyballs81 (@whatthefuckdude)

whatthefuckdude

@beckyballs81

Er….Louis Walsh’s favourite thing about #XFactor is that he “gets hard”???

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dear @xfactor did louis walsh just say "ten years of getting hired" or "ten years of getting hard?" so confused #XFactor

— Ry_tothe_an (@Ryan)

Ryan

@Ry_tothe_an

dear @xfactor did louis walsh just say “ten years of getting hired” or “ten years of getting hard?” so confused #XFactor

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What? Louis Walsh's highlight has been "getting hard every year"? #XFactor

— HylandIan (@Ian Hyland)

Ian Hyland

@HylandIan

What? Louis Walsh’s highlight has been “getting hard every year”? #XFactor

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9. Luke Friend sang One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” perfectly.

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10. Shayne Ward, Rylan Clark and Chico were among the lucky few former contestants to be invited back for the night.

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11. Rough Copy gave a stellar rendition of Little Mix’s “Don’t Let Go”. But it wasn’t quite enough and they were put in the sing-off.

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12. Tamera Foster forgot her words again. But looked lovely with her new bob.

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The fact that Tamera Foster is still in, even though she keeps forgetting her words surprises me. #FixFactor

— HannahxBVB (@Teenage Dirtbag;;)

Teenage Dirtbag;;

@HannahxBVB

The fact that Tamera Foster is still in, even though she keeps forgetting her words surprises me. #FixFactor

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Still think the X Factor should use Tamera's performance's to guess the missing words for their competitions.

— AM100885 (@Ashley)

Ashley

@AM100885

Still think the X Factor should use Tamera’s performance’s to guess the missing words for their competitions.

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13. Leona Lewis returned and mentored Sam Bailey, who stunned with a performance of “Bleeding Love”.

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14. Alexandra Burke also came back to the show. And spent it crying for no reason, of course.

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15. Then Hannah Barrett owned “Hallelujah”, the song Burke also covered.

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16. But she was surprisingly put in the sing-off for the third time and sent home by the judges :(

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Phillip Schofield wasn’t happy.

 

17. JLS performed on the results show.

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18. Followed by a duet between Mary J. Blige and Jessie J. As Dermot put it: “It was like a big Christmassy diva-off.” Well put.

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19. But it was One Direction who almost made the audience spontaneously combust.

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20. Although we still can’t believe Wagner was left out of the anniversary line-up. Tut, tut X Factor.

I am absolutely devastated that Wagner and Jedward didn't come back for @TheXFactor 10th birthday #bestcontestantsever !!xx

— AnnetteCNxx (@Annette Napier)

Annette Napier

@AnnetteCNxx

I am absolutely devastated that Wagner and Jedward didn’t come back for @TheXFactor 10th birthday #bestcontestantsever !!xx

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I'm sorry but Tamera needed to go tonight.. it's ridiculous that she is still there.. even Wagner remembered his lyrics #TheFixFactor

— Aaron_UJ (@Aaron)

Aaron

@Aaron_UJ

I’m sorry but Tamera needed to go tonight.. it’s ridiculous that she is still there.. even Wagner remembered his lyrics #TheFixFactor

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Happy 10 years to you.

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