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When former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger performed a solo show in London last week, possibly even more surprising than her managing to fill the Hammersmith Apollo was the discovery that her fans have their own name: Killer Lovers (a play on the title of her album, Killer Love).
Amy Winehouse reached the top of the album chart last night, more than four months after her death. Her posthumous collection Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which features original tracks and covers, was released last Monday.
So tonight's the final, at last, but as Veronica Lee rounds up this year's highs and lows we're all still pining for the biggest act of all: stand up, Mr Cowell!
Fashion: From A-list to Xmas list
He might not have won The X Factor, but that's not stopping Olly Murs, as Fiona Sturges discovers
View From The Sofa: A Question Of Sport/Freddie Flintoff: Ashes Warrior, BBC1
They don't have a record deal or a manager, and have only performed in public twice. But two music students are heading for number one after their raw song about recovering from drug addiction became a surprise hit online.
Stevie, Marvin, Craig David...The crowd say, No selecta!