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  • 22 December 2014
  • Rosie Coleman

The X Factor Final – and how I ended up performing live on stage with Ben and Fleur

Ten and a half million viewers, 14 hours and two X Factor final contestants later, I can now officially say that I have ‘done’ Wembley.

It’s fair to say that when my choir - The London International Gospel Choir - was confirmed to perform at the final last week, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. The X Factor is even madder and more circus-like in the flesh than you’d ever imagine from TV, and it seems nothing is too OTT for Simon.

Here’s a backstage look at when the London International Gospel Choir (@LIGChoir) joined one of the biggest TV phenomena of the past decade…X Factor montageLondon International Gospel ChoirI frequently moonlight as a singer across the capital - but while all 20 of us from the London International Gospel Choir are used to playing big venues, Wembley is a whole new type of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We arrived last Sunday to a very huge and, at 8.30 in the morning, very deserted Wembley, so naturally our day begun by taking hundreds of photos with us spinning around on the judges chairs and shouting ‘HELLO WEMBLEY’ from the stage at the top of our lungs.image 4