Boy band Rak-Su beat Grace Davies to win X Factor 2017

Sharon Osbourne

In an X Factor first, both acts will perform only original songs, rather than covers, on tonight's extravaganza.

On Friday Chancellor Philip Hammond announced any Value-Added Tax collected on the winner's song will go to charity for the seventh year in succession.

The victor of the 2017 X Factor has been announced.

They then performed Demelo, one of their hit singles from this year's season.

He also praised runner-up Davies, saying: "Congratulations to Grace who is really an outstanding, outstanding artist", ITV News reported.

Tonight's final also saw a number of guest performances, with Little Mix - the only other group to ever win the show, taking the crown in 2011 - performing Power before being joined by CNCO for Reggaeton Lento.

Grace or Rak-Su. They each will get two more songs to try and win over the viewers on Sunday to be crowned champion.

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The two remaining Sunday finalists, Grace Davies and Rak-Su gave it one final performance to impress the viewing public and the judges before one of them were crowned as this year's victor.

Following his elimination, Kevin told Dermot: "Thank you the United Kingdom for believing in me to put me on that stage".

After winning, Rak-Su were elated with band member Jamaal telling Dermot O'Leary: "I just want to thank everybody at home, everybody here, all my family who have made this experience so special".

He's trying to raise £1million for children's hospice charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase.

"I learned so much, I've grown up and I can't wait to show you what I can do".

Simon Cowell has set a target of raising £1 million for the charities and pledged a personal donation of £250,000 during Saturday night's show.

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