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'X Factor' Best of 2010 Countdown (5-1)

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The day is finally upon us. The X Factor champion 2010 will be crowned this evening by Dermot O'Leary. However, before all of that, Reality Bites is going to reveal its five favourite moments from this year's series. Keep reading to find out what made us laugh, cry and gasp over the last five months:

5. Rebecca does 'Make You Feel My Love'
If you read any of Reality Bites' X Factor recaps this year, you will know that we are quite hard to please. However, Rebecca Ferguson is one of the few acts to escape our scathing tongue due to her canny knack of pulling out cracking vocals every bloomin' week. Our personal highlight was her take on 'Make You Feel My Love'. We defy anyone to watch this and say that The X Factor doesn't have any class.



4. Matt sings 'Nights In White Satin'
Hot on Rebecca's heels throughout the competition has been 'ex-painter and decorator' Matt Cardle. He may need a shave, he may need to cheer up a bit and he should probably cut out those fags and Fray Bentos pies if he wants to sort out his sore throat, but there's no denying that when it clicks for Matt, he's got something special. His biggest 'moment' during the series was his surprising reworking of 'Nights In White Satin', which probably got The Moody Blues' wiki page more hits than it has had in many a year.



3. One Direction are formed
One Direction

It might not quite be up there with when McCartney met Lennon, or the first Sex Pistols gig, but there was still something special about the moment Louis Walsh, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell shoved together these five lads and told them that they were going to be the 'next big boyband'. Without their formation, millions of teenage girls would have been left without Harry's curly looks, Liam's moody face, Louis's wacky impersonations, Niall's cheeky grin and Zain's dashing good looks. Likely to be the biggest success story from this year's show, regardless of who wins, the unusual last-minute cobble-together unification of this five-piece was a surprise hit.

2. Cher sings 'Stay'
'All she can do is rap', they said. 'She's a brat', they cried. Well, they were wrong. Cher Lloyd's rendition of the Shakespears Sister classic 'Stay' was without question our favourite performance from this year's live shows.



1. Bye-bye Gamu
Chery Cole - what were you thinking? We've been annoyed many times about the judges' decisions at Boot Camp. Remember Ethan Boroian from last year? (We're still not over that). But never before has a pre-live show elimination created such a response as that of Gamu Nhengu. The story just kept rolling as reports of Visa issues and wildcards came into the mix and then disappeared again, causing much frothing at the mouth from her hardcore fans. Looking back at the situation now it all seems a bit silly (Reality Bites actually guested on BBC Breakfast to talk about the furore - yes it got that much out of hand), but it did at least prove one thing: People love and care about The X Factor. No other show can make people so passionate, angry and feel like they really know the programme's stars. With only approximately 30 minutes of screentime, Gamu had managed to capture the hearts of millions. Whatever you think of Simon Cowell's programmes, you have to give them credit for achieving that.



What have been your favourite X Factor moments in 2010? Leave your thoughts in the box below

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