28/11/2012 15:05 GMT

One Direction, Emeli Sande, Only Boys Aloud To Perform At 'The X Factor' Final

One Direction will be returning to home turf to perform at 'The X Factor' final, it's been confirmed.

Emeli Sande will also be singing, while other special guests are still to be announced.

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One Direction

But the boyband, 'Heaven' singer Emeli and Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud will appear alongside the three finalists in the competition at Manchester Central on December 9.

The semi-final takes place this weekend, featuring Chris Maloney, Union J, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur.

emeli sande

Emeli Sande

Beyonce, Rihanna, Coldplay and Take That have previously performed in the final of the ITV1 show.

One Direction finished in third place on 'The X Factor' in 2010, but have carved out huge success in the US as well as at home.

One Direction in action