Simon Cowell signs up global superstars to sing with this year's X factor finalists

Beyonce. Kylie. Elton John. Paul McCartney. We’ve seen them all on The X Factorover the years.

And Now can reveal that Simon Cowell has signed up the best in British talent for the climax of this year’s ultimate singing contest – Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith will be performing with the stars!

‘They are huge names to have on the show and have been provisionally booked for the final – decisions will be made nearer the time as to who they’ll be dueting with,’ our source says.

While a female popstar has yet to be confirmed according to our source, X Factor bosses were keen to get the Brit boys on board to make it must-see TV.

And we’ve got a feeling, Sam Smith – who performed on the show a couple of weeks ago – might be singing with everyone’s favourite Italian crooner, Andrea Faustini. Because Andrea‘s going to be in the final right?!

When asked who he was backing, Sam said, ‘I should say everyone but I’m going to say Andrea. He’s incredible. I just think he’s unbelievable and we need male divas – not in attitude but in terms of voice – and he’s just amazing.’

But Sam might have a fight on his hands. Because Ed is a big Andrea fan too!

‘I love Andrea. The pug thing, the singing, I just want to hug him every time I see him,’ Ed, who performed number one single Thinking Out Loud on X Factor has said.

Madonna has been reported to be considering appearing on the final with one newspaper saying, ‘Madonna will have been provisionally booked because the final can be subject to change if an artist doesn’t approve of the finalists – especially if they have agreed to sing with them.’

Other names are on the list of potential performers but nothing will be confirmed until the bosses know who the three finalist are and can match them with a singer who wants to perform with them on the live final.

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