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X Factor's 20 Greatest Performances Ever: From Fleur East And Little Mix To Alexandra Burke And Wagner

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Over the last 11 series, the 'X Factor' live stage has played host to a whopping 1,123 performances (yes, we've counted them) as 142 finalists have battled it out to be crowned show champions.

And among that huge number have been a handful of real gems, thanks to contestants such as Little Mix, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Fleur East, One Direction, Olly Murs and Ella Henderson putting on a real show.

So to celebrate the new series of 'The X Factor', we have conducted some very scientific research (aka a straw poll in the HuffPost UK office) to compile the 20 greatest performances of all time. Will your favourite be number one? Scroll through the gallery below to find out...

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