'X Factor' UK 2014 Finale Winner & Recap: Blonde Electra Sisters Kiss on TV; Viewers Outraged
"The X Factor" aired its finale episode on Sunday, which was packed with performances by numerous musical acts and where the viewers watched as this season's winner was finally crowned, BBC reported.
The show went big during their live finale episode, bringing in a multitude of musical acts to help them celebrate their season finale. Among those who performed include One Direction, Olly Murs, Demi Lovato, Sam Smith and more.
However, no star shined brighter than this season's winner from Team Simon Cowell, Ben Haenow.
He beat out Fleur East, who was also mentored by Cowell, and took home the majority vote out of the 10 million votes casted that night.
"I can't believe I am in this position," he said to the audience, according to BBC. "You've made me feel unbelievable."
Prior to Haenow taking the stage and receiving the good news, other stars took the stage before him, such as his fellow contestants. However, not everything seemed to go smoothly in the sort-of-reunion as the show was hit with a slight controversy when they brought in the previously eliminated sister act Blonde Electra.
Blonde Electra, consisting of sisters Ruby and Jazzy King, were among the first contestants eliminated on the show but were brought back to perform at the finale. However, the sisters made headlines when they were seen sharing a reportedly inappropriate kiss on live television, according to Daily Mail.
The sisters were seen locking lips on stage while in the middle of their performance with the other returning contestants, an act that was criticized on social media.
Radio personality Lucy Horobin tweeted "You should NOT kiss your sister like that," while musician Ollie Wade tweeted that he was "slightly creeped out" at what he had seen and even asked "how can you be that desperate for a bit of publicity."
The executives of "The X Factor" have yet to address the controversy surrounding Blonde Electra.
Aside from Blonde Electra and the "The X Factor" crowd, Murs and Lovato also took the stage with a duet of Murs' "Up," according to Metro. Both have been on the show previously, with Murs ending up as a runner-up in 2009 and with Lovato appearing on the show to coach previous contestant Lauren Platt, as well as being an ex-judge on "The X Factor" USA.
British boyband One Direction also made an appearance, singing their new song "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," according to Mirror.
"The X Factor" alums also brought in special guest and legendary rock band member Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones to perform along with them. Wood even complimented the boyband, calling them "the greatest bunch of guys."
Sam Smith also sang "Stay With Me" during the final few minutes before the announcement was made, according to BBC.