Olly reaches X Factor final showdown

FANS were celebrating tonight after Witham wonder, Olly Murs, was voted in to tomorrow night's X Factor grand final.

FANS were celebrating tonight after Witham wonder, Olly Murs, was voted in to tomorrow night's X Factor grand final.

Essex boy, Olly, was kept into the competition by the public vote and he is set to perform again in a showdown against Joe McElderry tomorrow night .

Fellow Essex-girl Stacey Soloman was voted out by the public.

After discovering that he had been chosen for the grand finale, a shocked Olly said: “It could have been anyone.”

Olly, 25, wowed the judges of the popular talent contest after performing three songs, including a duet with Robbie Williams.

The twosome took to the stage to perform hit classic Angels.

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Olly also performed Stevie Wonder's Superstition and Tina Turner's Fool in Love - all of which received praise from the judging panel.

Mentor and X Factor supremo, Simon Cowell, said that Olly's performance of Superstition was “the performance of his life.”

He later added: “I said at the beginning that I took a risk on you. But that risk was the best risk of my life.

“As a person - I am so proud of you.”

Olly made a triumphant return to his home county on Wednesday and sang about how he would win the television talent show.

Thousands of fans descended on Colchester's Charter Hall as the Olly and his mentor, Simon Cowell, arrived for the red carpet spectacular.

When judging Olly's performance of Superstition, Cheryl Cole said: “You are an entertainer and you thoroughly deserve your place in the final.”

During the show Joe McElderry performed alongside George Michael, for his performance of Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, while Stacey was joined on stage by Michael Buble for her rendition of Feeling Good.

Support Olly in tomorrow night's grand final, which is set to take place from 7:30pm on ITV1.

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