The weekend is almost upon us and Cher Lloyd, Katie Waissel, Matt Cardle and One Direction are getting ready to ride the X Factor roller-coaster for another week running!
Getting in some last minute practice, the remaining seven X Factor acts hit the studios to put the finishing touches to their big performances for Saturday.
Determined not to be in the bottom two for a second week running, Cher Lloyd was off-duty casual in a tracksuit top and bottoms and Doc Martens boots. An oversized zebra-print holdall revealed her kit-bag including a bundle of notes and a bottle of water. Let's hope it's enough to help her stay in the game.
Meanwhile, fellow group-mate Katie Waissel looked like she meant business with a pink file clutched under her arm, while Rebecca Ferguson took a guitar into the studio.
But while the girls all seemed a little nervous, favourite Matt Cardle was his usual relaxed self in that postie hat and an off-duty denim look. Will we be treated to another white-vest treat from Mr Cardle this Saturday?
And joining Matt in the laidback look, were boyband hopefuls One Direction. They headed into the studio clutching a wooden bowling pin. Could this be their lucky mascot?
We can't wait ‘til tomorrow night when all their hard work will be revealed!
By Tara Gardner