Norwich woman wins competition to choose a new X Factor jukebox theme

PUBLISHED: 14:12 21 November 2016 | UPDATED: 14:12 21 November 2016

Dermot O'Leary this years X Factor presenter. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Dermot O'Leary this years X Factor presenter. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A Norwich woman has won two tickets to the X Factor final after entering a twitter competition to select a new weekly theme for the hit ITV show.

Michaela Bailey won with her suggestion of Christmas and will now attend the live final on Sunday December 11 at Wembley Arena.

Viewers were asked to tweet their suggestions to @TheXFactor with the #xfactorjukebox hashtag.

On Sunday night’s show presenter Dermot O’Leary announced Michaela as the winner after she was selected from over 1000 people who also picked the festive theme.

Before announcing her as the winner he said: “She’s not related to any of us I promise.”

He also addressed the backlash the show received when the fright night theme was ‘randomly selected’ on Halloween.

“If the jukebox lands on Christmas next week we’re in a world of pain.”

Other suggestions included food, Disney and thrash metal week.

Next week’s theme is ‘Louis Loves’ which will see the acts perform judge Louis Walsh’s favourite songs.

The five remaining contestants are Matt Terry, 5 After Midnight, Saara Aalto, Honey G and Emily Middlemass.

Contestant Honey G last night challenged Norwich City Chairman Ed Balls to a dance-off.
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