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

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The victor of the 2017 X Factor has been announced.

Three became two as Kevin Davy White finished in third place in The X Factor 2017 in the first night of the grand final on Saturday.

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.

As well as this, others said that the show was fixed so that Rak-Su would be crowned winners, with some pointing to the fact they were allowed to perform with two artists.

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

This includes this year's victor Rak-Su, who are the first ever X Factor act to have had three No.1 singles on iTunes whilst being on the show.

The band's win capped a star-studded final that included performances from Pink, Sam Smith and Little Mix, who won X Factor themselves in 2011.

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

An emotional Simon called Rak-Su "gentlemen", saying: "You are stars".

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He told The Mirror: 'I had to go find somewhere else to sleep. This doesn't get paid for for nothing.

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

Jamaal said: "I just want to thank everyone at home, everyone here, all my friends and family who made this special, I'm speechless".

It was then onto the duets, where Kevin Davy White performed with Tokio Myers on Fastlove, Pt 1 by George Michael before Grace Davies duetted with BRIT Award victor Paloma Faith on Grace's track Roots.

It was a dramatic show last night, Simon Cowell donated £250,000 to charity live on air.

"This is what we're gonna try and do this weekend, we're gonna try and raise a million pounds for this charity".

"I learned so much, I've grown up and I can't wait to show you what I can do". You can go to the website, donate whatever you can.

"You wrote your own song, and not many people do that".

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