X Factor 2014 final - as it happened: Ben Haenow beats Fleur East to be named winner

The winner will be revealed at the end of Sunday's live show

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After three months of emotional back stories and fighting between the judges, Fleur East and Ben Haenow will battle it out to become the X Factor winner tonight.

Fleur is the firm bookies' favourite to take the crown this Sunday after she topped the iTunes download chart this week with her performance of “Uptown Funk”, forcing Mark Ronson to rush release the single.

She will compete against van driver Ben from Croydon, who has built up a strong fanbase (particularly with young girls) thanks to his performances of songs such as “Hallelujah”. He will be singing “Demons” by Imagine Dragons” and “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson, which he chose with mentor Simon Cowell.

Andrea Faustini had been a favourite from the beginning, but was voted out during the first part of the final last night.

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The contestants will perform their winning singles tonight, with both choosing OneRepublic's “Something I Need”.

The champion is expected to be announced at 10pm.

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