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Meet the 12 finalists in The X Factor 2009 - beginning with the girls, mentored by Dannii Minogue
Meet the 12 finalists in The X Factor 2009 - beginning with the girls, mentored by Dannii Minogue

The 12 finalists and their mentors in The X Factor 2009

Meet the 12 finalists in The X Factor 2009 - beginning with the girls, mentored by Dannii Minogue

Meet the 12 finalists in The X Factor 2009 - beginning with the girls, mentored by Dannii Minogue

The first girl to make it through was 18-year-old Lucie Jones from Wales

The first girl to make it through was 18-year-old Lucie Jones from Wales

The first girl to make it through was 18-year-old Lucie Jones from Wales

She was followed 17-year-old Londoner Rachel Adedeji

She was followed 17-year-old Londoner Rachel Adedeji

She was followed 17-year-old Londoner Rachel Adedeji

They are joined by Stacey Solomon, 19, from Dagenham in Essex

They are joined by Stacey Solomon, 19, from Dagenham in Essex

They are joined by Stacey Solomon, 19, from Dagenham in Essex

Louis Walsh is once again mentoring the groups this year, who are as follows...

Louis Walsh is once again mentoring the groups this year, who are as follows...

Louis Walsh is once again mentoring the groups this year, who are as follows...

Miss Frank, an all-girl trio aged 21-25, from London

Miss Frank, an all-girl trio aged 21-25, from London

Miss Frank, an all-girl trio aged 21-25, from London

They are joined by another all-girl group, quartet Kandy Rain, from London

They are joined by another all-girl group, quartet Kandy Rain, from London

They are joined by another all-girl group, quartet Kandy Rain, from London

The final group is teenage twin duo John and Edward

The final group is teenage twin duo John and Edward

The final group is teenage twin duo John and Edward

This year the boys are being mentored by Cheryl Cole

This year the boys are being mentored by Cheryl Cole

This year the boys are being mentored by Cheryl Cole

First to make it through was 21-year-old Rikki Loney from Glasgow

First to make it through was 21-year-old Rikki Loney from Glasgow

First to make it through was 21-year-old Rikki Loney from Glasgow

Next was Lloyd Daniels, 16, from Wales

Next was Lloyd Daniels, 16, from Wales

Next was Lloyd Daniels, 16, from Wales

Cheryl's final choice was Joseph McElderry, 18, from South Shields

Cheryl's final choice was Joseph McElderry, 18, from South Shields

Cheryl's final choice was Joseph McElderry, 18, from South Shields

Finally, Simon Cowell is mentoring this year's over-25s category

Finally, Simon Cowell is mentoring this year's over-25s category

Finally, Simon Cowell is mentoring this year's over-25s category

His finalists include Danyl Johnson, 27, a teacher from Reading

His finalists include Danyl Johnson, 27, a teacher from Reading

His finalists include Danyl Johnson, 27, a teacher from Reading

He also chose 25-year-old Essex boy Olly Murs

He also chose 25-year-old Essex boy Olly Murs

He also chose 25-year-old Essex boy Olly Murs

And last but not least is Jamie Archer, 33, from London

And last but not least is Jamie Archer, 33, from London

And last but not least is Jamie Archer, 33, from London

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