X Factor list of finalists leaked on web

October 3, 2007 by  
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Producers at Britain’s biggest talent contest, The X Factor, are reportedly furious after the names of the live finalists were leaked onto the internet.

Nine of the solo hopefuls and three groups were told around three weeks ago that they had made it through to sing live to the nation in the final stages of the show though they and their families were forced to sign confidentiality agreements to maintain an element of surprise.

However, the names somehow got out, though nobody quite knows how, and are available online to fans that can’t bear to wait.

“It’s literally our worst nightmare. We’d hoped to keep it all hush-hush, and now someone’s blabbed. It’s ruined everything,” a source at the show told the website FemaleFirst.

“Normally people name names and half of them are wrong, but these were spot on. It’s just a shame someone out there is trying to ruin it for viewers.”

What is no secret, however, is that all-girl group Hope will be among those battling it out for the title.

Top judge Simon Cowell has not been shy about praising them, even calling them ‘the next Spice Girls’.

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