Last night, in a dramatic finale which saw over 40 million people vote in total, Ben Haenow was crowned the winner of the UK X Factor.

 His fellow finalists, Andrea Faustini and Fleur East provided incredible performances, but when it came down to it Ben was the most talented and most popular on the night.

The final, which began on Saturday evening in the first of two episodes aired live on ITV, began with the finalists joining Take That for a rendition of their incredible hit 'Rule The World'. 

Following this, Ben was the first to take to the stage, confidently belting out 'Demons' by Imagine Dragons.

Cheryl Cole weighed in her opinion, telling him "That was a fantastic song. Listen to the reaction you just got, you performed that like a professional. Like you've been doing this for years."

Andrea was next to hit the stage, performing the mighty 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone. He received similar praise from the judges, with Louis Walsh gushing "You've never let us down. I think you're going to have an amazing career and sell loads of records!"

Fleur East gave an energetic and committed performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit 'Can't Hold Us' which made the stadium absolutely roar. Simon Cowell echoed the thoughts of millions telling her "You are really, really special."

Megan Trainor then came out to perform 'All About That Bass' which has been a hit around the world.

She mentioned this was her first time in England, and she found the response overwhelming.

The next round of the final was the exciting duets, which everyone looks forward to every year. The highlight of the show was Ben Haenow performing 'Thinking Out Loud' with Ed Sheeran, which sent the entire stadium wild. It was really something special, and quite emotional to boot!

 Andrea performed with ex-X Factor contestant Ella Henderson, and a beautiful rendition of her hit single 'Ghost' was heard around Wembley.

 Fleur finally came out with Labrinth, who had apparently asked X Factor themselves to do the duet with the huge-haired diva. Their version of his song 'Beneath Your Beautiful' was just that...beautiful.

Next was a hilarious yet quite cringeworthy montage of former X Factor "rejects" singing 'Time Of My Life'. Stevie Ritchie entered on an inflatable rocket from the back of the stadium, and former series' contestant Wagner rapped whilst playing the bongos... which speaks for itself.

The voting lines were frozen as Ed Sheeran performed his new single 'Photograph' and the votes were counted. Dermot O'Leary appeared on stage once more for a very tense moment, but he revealed that Italian Andrea Faustini would be finishing third in the competition. The cuddly Italian looking nothing but delighted with his result, and thanked the audience and his mentor, Mel B profusely for their support. 

The Sunday began with the two finalists singing their favourite songs of the series.

Fleur opted for Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk' which shot straight to number one after she sang it in the semi-finals last week. Ben chose Michael Jackson's 'Man In The Mirror' which was also great, if a little more demure.

They then both sang their versions of One Republic's 'Something I Need' which was to be the winner's single.

 Following guest appearances from One Direction and Ronnie Wood, as well as Sam Smith performing his single 'Stay With Me', the vote lines were frozen.

 After a very tense moment Dermot O'Leary announced Ben Haenow as the winner of The X Factor 2014.

What a whirlwind this competition has been, but it's inevitable that all three finalists will have a very great singing career ahead of them now, and we can't wait to hear more from them!