The X Factor semi-final: Digital Spy Live Blog

Our X Factor final four took to the stage last night in one final bid to convince us that they deserve a place in next week’s final.

We had tears from Nicholas McDonald after he struggled to match BeyoncĂ©’s powerhouse vocals on ‘Halo’, while Nicole Scherzinger actually managed to include “shiitake mushrooms” in her critique of Sam Bailey’s ‘Candle in the Wind’. Yes, really

There could well be more tears before the end of tonight’s show as one of the acts will fall at the final hurdle and miss out on the chance to perform at Wembley Arena next weekend.

Read the live blog in full on Digital Spy.