With a nail-biting semi-final behind them, One Direction, Rebecca Ferguson and Matt Cardle know it's going to be a tough fight to the finishing line! And to get that extra bit of public support, the finalists headed home to meet fans!
Boyband hopefuls One Direction headed out to HMV in Bradford - the home of member Zayn Malik. There to sign autographs, the five boys were mobbed by adoring fans - mostly female, and then headed out to Doncaster to perform at Louis Tomlinson's former school.
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Meanwhile, elsewhere in the country, Rebecca Ferguson along with mentor Cheryl Cole hit her home town of Liverpool to visit her former school. Greeted by a whole host of fans holding banners of support, Rebecca treated them to a special free concert at Liverpool's Echo Arena.
And not leave his hometown out of the celebrations, Dannii Minogue's remaining act Matt Cardle will be heading to Colchester, Essex to perform a special show for fans! He told fans on his Twitter page: 'Homecoming... more than a little bit excited. Who's coming down? :) x'
Will their efforts be enough to win them the coveted X Factor title! Watch this weekend to find out!
By Tara Gardner