Whether you're glued to your telly every weekend or can't stand the nature of its pop puppetry, it's impossible to escape mention of The X Factor at this time of year.

The 2014 final is this weekend, with the live shows taking place at London's Wembley Arena on Saturday and Sunday, and the winner being announced on Sunday night.

The song that they will be releasing as a single is being kept under wraps for now.

Take That, Ed Sheeran and One Direction are lined up to perform, but what about the contestants?

Let's have a look at the three finalists and their chances...



Age: 29

From: London

Occupation: Van driver

Strengths: Decent rock voice, as demonstrated on his version of Aerosmith's 'Don't Want to Miss a Thing'

Weaknesses: Loves himself a bit too much

Chances: Middling. For us he's the underdog, but who knows how the public will vote… 




Age: 27

From: London

Occupation: Fitness model/singer

Strengths: Having already got recording experience under her belt after releasing a few singles in recent years, she's set for stardom

Chances: Strong - particularly after last weekend's stomping cover of Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars's 'Uptown Funk' made her the favourite to win




Age: 20

From: Rome, Italy

Occupation: Student

Strengths: Hello? Have you heard that voice? That voice is, as Louis Walsh would say, the voice of  A TRUE RECORDING ARTIST

Weaknesses: He's been a little inconsistent over the weeks

Chances: For us, he's undoubtedly the best singer of the bunch - but he's got a bit of competition from Fleur.