X Factor Final: Little Mix Become First Girl Band To Become X Factor Winners
Little Mix have taken their place in pop history, becoming the first girl band to win X Factor.
The band of four, who were mentored by first-time judge Tulisa Contostavlos, beat Marcus Collins in an emotional Sunday night finale to take the title, after a singularly controversial series of the show.
The girls put in consistently strong turns tonight - Don't Let Go (originally by En Vogue), then a soulful rendition of carol Silent Night, and finally their take on the winner's single, Cannonball by Damien Rice.
Marcus Collins was left stranded, with his popularity in Liverpool proving insufficient to take the night out. He put in some energetic efforts - Jackie Wilson's Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher, an inadequate offering of Wham!'s Last Christmas and finally his version of Cannonball.
The judges were positive in their verdicts, but when Tulisa and Kelly Rowland both used the word "beautiful" to describe his final performance just one too many times each, it was clear the writing was on the wall in Little Mix's favour.
Mentor Tulisa got emotional as she saw her girls take the title, and Louis Walsh got emotional when his new hair transplant stayed in place even when he got a wriggle on
Here's pictures from tonight's show: