Dalton Harris was crowned the winner of The X Factor tonight.
He was up against Anthony Russell and Scarlett Lee, but wowed the judges and public enough to win the 2018 series.
Dalton’s soaring winners duet to Frankie Goes to Hollywood hit Power of Love with 2012 winner James Arthur clinched the deal this evening.
Fans pointed out that this was, essentially, the second time James had ‘won’ the show.
But Dalton’s win won’t come as a surprise to many viewers after he was pitted as the all-out bookies favourite.
The Jamaican-born star was 4-1 favourite to win the show tonight, in comparison to Scarlett’s 5-1 odds and Anthony’s 10-1.
Now his single is 3-1 to be Christmas Number One with bookmakrers Coral.
Dalton is set to be rewarded with a recording contract with Syco Records – Simon Cowell’s label owned by Sony.
The value of that contract was claimed to be £1million when the show launched in 2004, although this was spread over about five albums, so there were no actual millionaires made initially.
Last night, viewers watched each of the finalists perform their own songs as well as duets.
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Labourer Anthony from Liverpool sang The Beatles classic Let It Be, before later singing a duet with Tom Walker.
Meanwhile Dalton wowed the judges with A Song For You and his duet with Emeli Sande.
Make-up Scarlett sang this year’s John Lewis ad song and Elton John classic Your Song. She then performed with judge Robbie Williams as they sang Angels.
Fans of the show were also treated to guest performances from Anne-Marie with James Arthur and George Ezra.
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