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X Factor 2010 Winner

X Factor 2010 Winner - The X-Factor 2010 drew to a close moments ago, crowning a brand new winner. Find out who takes this year’s title after the jump …

{For those unfamiliar with The X Factor, the show is the UK’s version of American Idol – with a twist in that groups and over 25’s are eligible to enter. Now in it’s seventh season, the show is responsible for birthing the careers of Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, and JLS. It’s US version is set to launch in 2011}.

After registering the lowest public vote of the remaining finalists, favourites One Direction finished third in the competition.

X Factor 2010 Winner

With Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson remaining, each took to the stage to perform their respective winning songs; Cardle singing a cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many of Horror’, with Liverpudlian Ferguson following with a rendition of Duffy’s ‘Distant Dreamer’.

Following a tally of the last public vote, it was announced Matt had won the much sought after prize – a £1 million contract with SyCo/Sony Music.

The X Factor hits the US on FOX in 2011.

X Factor 2010 Winner

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