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Help Journey South's dream come true.

Journey South's legion of Teesside fans can tonight help the Middlesbrough brothers realise their biggest dream.

Carl and Andy Pemberton will discover if they've got the ultimate X-Factor - and YOU can help them win by voting tonight.

Middlesbrough brothers Carl and Andy Pemberton will battle it out for the public vote against X-Factor finalists Shayne Ward and Andy Abraham. Bookmakers think the final is a two-horse race between Shayne and the Journey South boys.

Shayne has been favourite since the start of the contest, but the bookies believe his mentor Louis Walsh has given him three poor songs to sing - Over The Rainbow by Judy Garland, When A Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis and Daniel Bedingfield track If You're Not The One. For Journey South, rival judge Simon Cowell has chosen Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by George Michael and Elton John, and Let It Be by the Beatles.

Andy will sing O Holy Night, When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge and Me and Mrs Jones by Billy Paul.

Carl's school talent show rock band

X Factor finalist Carl Pemberton failed to win a school talent show - but his former headteacher said he is making up for it now.

Journey South singer Carl, 25, was a pupil at Acklam Grange in Middlesbrough along with his brother Andy, 29.

Carl started singing as a teenager, but failed to come top in a school talent show in 1995.

Acklam Grange head John Bate remembers Carl performing in a group called The Surreal Rock Band and singing Stand By Me.

Mr Bate said there were several other pupils with star potential who performed that night, including Pete Firman, who is now a magician on Channel 4 show Dirty Tricks.

But it is Carl and his brother who are finally enjoying their time in the spotlight and are hoping to win a pounds 1m recording deal on the X Factor final tonight.

Mr Bate said: "Carl performed with The Surreal Rock Band, but didn't win.

"I think the talent competition was won by Carly McAvoy, who went on to do well in the first series of Pop Idol."

Carl's former class tutor, Louise Griffin, who no longer works at the school, sent a letter wishing the lads good luck ahead of tonight's show.

She said: "I remember meeting Carl's dad Trevor at his first parents' evening when he was in Year 7.

"I said what an extremely quiet boy he was but Trevor said 'If you could only see him with a guitar in his hands, you would see a completely different boy.' How right he was."

More than 150 staff and pupils from Acklam Grange went to see Journey South sing at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Monday.

Mr Bate said: "The Journey South performance at the town hall was fantastic.

"We had about 30 female staff and they said their legs were going to jelly."

Carl and Andy returned to their old school on November 20 when they were in town to turn the Christmas lights on.

Mr Bate said the lads took time to talk to pupils for an hour before singing for them.

The school also has a plasma screen set up in the hallway to play footage of the Journey South visit and encourage pupils to vote for the lads.

Your messages for Journey South

Wel dun again 4 sat lads. U just walked it 2 da final. Knew u cud get there. Wish u al da luc in da world 4 grand final. Luv yas ya gr8. Frm Kirsty Hayley n Lauren in Thornaby.

GOOD LUCK LADS U R THE BEST U R GONNA WIN LOVE TRACY BUBBLE + YANNA

journey south to go all the way! good luck lads from all the staff at the newcastle house berwick hills boro!

good look journey south ur doin the boro proud. Luv yas u wil b ther 2 the end. U av my votes on saturday lv yas x X x X

good luck journey south. your brill and so is the x factor. IAN JOHNO cargo fleet club

happy you got in the final you are the best x factor shirley edwards

Come on lads luv ya all. U make our saturday nites mego gindy sim blythy n all the doggy workies x

Come on lads luv ya both from pikey x

Good work lads keep it up toni -leigh berwick hills

I THINK U R GONA B NO.1 FROM FAT FRANNY AND GAY SAUN AND PAUL SAUNDER'S U CAN DO IT WE LOV YA.

WE'D LIKE TO TELL OUR HOME GROWN HOW MUCH WE CRAVE OF A SATURDAY.OH ND JST THINKJOURNEYSOUTH.COM WILL B GREAT.SARAH ACKO+ SAJ BANANASXXXof town

Well done lads we vote 4 u evry wk ur fantastic! lv vicky david liam & matthew taylor from longlands xx

go journey go. good luck felas. yor doin a fine job fly pelecons. from ya mate johny p and the team

good look guys one last push. looked good enough to eat on saturday. se yas soon buds. love banty. jay porrot and the H.h posy From boro

good luck carl n andy from debbie n paula

Well done lads your the best you've proved that week after week good luck in the finals.sam in linthorpe.

Good luck u wer great again doing us proud luv koo and blue xx yarm

Cum on lads thnx 4 puttin boro on the map luv tracy dixon from hemo

Good luck lads. U r the xfactor sue and jack boro

Gud luck lads. Hope u get through 2 nite. Please b lucky.

Fantastic journey south! Well done were proud sing your hearts out from chappy, igoe and co (parkend)

good luck lads rock around the clock in the final. Oat head & babsy ov stockton.

x factor wow our boys in the final you really do deserve it well done. Justine Watts Ingleby Barwick

we cant wait until ur cd cums out. andrea n leanne green ov thorntree

ITS BEEN A JOY 2 WATCH U OVER THE WEEKS. WE THINK UR MINT. LOWEY N LOU MCQUADE X

* ads u r the x factor! we love yas 2 bits x. lee knight n yvvonne gomer ov park end x

GOODLUCK LADS. UR THE BEST THING SINCE TAKE-THAT. WE LOVE YE. MARK GRACE N SHANNY SMITH FROM PARK END X

WE ALL SINGING ALONG WI U LADS KEEP IT GOIN N GUD LUCK NI MCMASTER N LADS IN THORNABY SNOOKER CENTRE

Well done on making it to the final. You r simply the best. Good luck for Saturday! love Dannielle Strathern x

come on the lads we are praying for ya love ste taylor (butch) and scotch mark x x mbro

GOOD LUCK IN FINAL LADS BEST THING OUTA BORO SINCE THA PARMO YUM YUM!! GRAHAM PEACOCK COULBY NEWHAM

FROM UR NO 1 FAN LUV YA LOADS CANT WAIT 4 UR CD 2 CUM OUT U ALREADY WINNERS IN MY HEART NEIL(BOSS) THE GABLES PUB

good luck lads hope u win from jay, julie, n cameron ov netherfields

awesome boys its all the way to the top for yous now i'm your no. 1 fan carl alan james hall and the mini moto boys from netherfields oi oi saveloy

well done boys my sat nights wont be the same with out yous 2. MY 2 HEROES i'll be the 1st to by your album luv chrissy lennon and sugar overfields

Let it be! Let it be you luv u lads from pete toker n mally lappin

well done to carl and andy.we all no u can win the x factor final. keep up the hard work and we can't wait to watch u on saturday lots of love lyn

Carl & Andy U R fandabby dozi good luck in the final U Can do it Myra Emma & Vicki ARYM FLOWERS REDCAR

well done again lads good luck for next saturday and win or lose you are welcome to call on us for a pint best wishes all at the captain cook

U GET BETTER EACH WEEK GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL LADS LUV JULIE STEF VICKY GREAT BROUGHTON

u keep the lights in teeside shinin bright wel done miller mrs bassett n all byzak

WELL DONE LADS U R BRILL, U MAKE ME PROUD 2 BE FROM DA BORO. FAT MAC OV PARK END

U CAN DO IT FROM DEAN DANAHAR AND NATALIE ANJOY U NOW WE LOV YA

IF U WIN I AM GONA NAME MY BABY AFTER U ROONEY AND CLAIR AND STEVEN FROM SALTBERN.

I FANCY U AND CART STOP THINKING ABOUT U MULLER OF PARK END

CART WAIT 4 UR CD COZ YA BETER THAN THE BEATLE'S SPARRA AND MARK WELLS U CAN DO IT XXX

Keep it up boys your gr8t crabby n claire gunn boro x

well done lads you made the the hairs on my neck stand up with beatles song i voted 30 text from a penshoner who carers very much go on to win an

WISH U WERENT MARRIED ANDY U R SO LUSH LUV GEEZO AND THE CARTMEL GARDENS CREW.

CANT WAIT TO SEE U BOTH AT THE TOWN HALL,YOU MAKE ME GO WEAK AT THE KNEES LUV U BOTH LEE MCGEE NUNTHORPE.

congratulations journey south 4 saturday gud luck 4 the final next saturday best wishes from tony shirley &gemma shuttleworth ov ormesby

gud luk bois we find u amazin ! lots of love danny alison n guy worthy aka crazy frog ! zoom zoom

c mon lads your gunna do this. my money is on ya. from mousey o gara. p.park.

Well done lads, your fantastic and i hope you do well... U have my support luv u lots gem from boro

well done guys it was a close one ur wicked DOBBO ov b hills

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gd luck andy n carl - journey south wishin u al the best hope your journey dont stop here u's are the x factor keep it up lv vicky hartley boro x x x x

Good luck u wer great again doing us proud luv koo and blue xx yarm

good luck Andy next sing lady in red please

well done journey south keep up the good work from all the girls at spar acklam

we know you can do it journey south good luck from jeff and jean of costa street middlesbrough

gd luck lads keep doing boro proud win win win luv natalie moore nd family hemlington xx

keep the boro flag flying.All the best and well done. From chris and helen,advanced windows in thornaby.

GOOD LUCK LADS 4 2NIGHT UR THE XFACTOR FROM MAGGIE IN STOCKTON.

hey lads new you would go far.. good luck and all the best . much love stacey and family. from MARTON x x x

Cum on lads thnx 4 puttin boro on the map luv tracy dixon from hemo

WELL DONE LADS WE LOVE U. C U IN FEBRUARY AT NEWCASTLE YANNA+TRACEY PARKEND XX

Keep goin strong we love yas as much as we lv one another muller n lynn conway x

gud luk journey south u r so amazin ya can win the show u r so talented u wil get into the final luv yas both 2 bits luv annmarie frm loftus xxx

good luck for tonite journey south you will do it love debbie in boro !!!!!

U 2 LADZ SHUD BE BURSTIN WITH PRIDE,UR NOT ONLY UNIQUE SINGERS UVE GIVEN THE WHOLE OF BORO SUMMIT 2 BE PROUD OF,4 a CHANGE. Jennie Webb+Alan Hawkins parkend

Go lads us can do it. from sparra and twin ragge from pally park.

Carl and Andy we know your the best and we love your songs. Roll on Saturday and Journey South. You are The Way Forward. Love from all the boys at ROOFLINES and TIMMY HILL x x x

keep doin us proud boys boro will be with ya all the way,KINGY ov park end.Xx.

my vote will be for you good luck shirley edwards 22 coast road marske

COME ON BOYS U NOW WE LOV YA SPARRA AND STELLA FROM PALLY PARK.

good luck in your journey to the final and well done so far from Claire and lisa Hemlington girls x x x x

gud luck journey south we think u r great n we r keeping everything crossed 4 u x luv jane n joyce from longlands x

go journey south you are doing brilliant i miss my saturday nights out to cheer you guys on good luck from Your No 1 Fans Kenny And Julie Dunmor

COME ON LADS GO ALL THE WAY 4 US SCOOBY PAINY DAVIS FLID AND MARK WELLS OF PALLY PARK XXX

GO GO GO ALL THE WAY FROM SCOT JENO @ LISA ANJOY WE R GONA DO IT YEA!

U CAN GO ALL THE WAY MULLER AND GROUTY A.K.A PHIL AND GRANT.

YOU CAN DO IT SCOTY 1 BALL OF PALLY XXX

good luk lad's from paul saunder's scot jeno frany pidgon berger ov pally park U CAN DO IT xxx

Good luck lads we think ur great u deserve 2 win frm ur fans in Jersey xx

Do boro proud x from jimbobs pencil peice x x boro

We love u lads bring it on from maxine haxwell and lee beno holmehouse

Win it for us gentlemen from sarha profit @ muller parkend

We love u lads do ur best from .F.O.X.Y and margaret lainton pallister park

Best wishes lads from scooby and susan welly boots pallister park x

All the best lads from jimbob and his women from guisboro we luv ya

All the best lads from mark pain and all the dci boro

Good luck boys give me and my husband something 2 be proud ov from anita saddington and jimbob pallister park

ALL THE BEST FOR SATURDAY LADS, C'MON BORO!! FROM JORDAN HARRIS HEMLINGTON

SENDING OUR BEST WISHES FOR THE FINALS LADS FROM ALL AT THE HEMLINGTON CO-OP

GOOD LUCK FOR FINALS LADS U HAVE DONE BORO PROUD. BRING IT HOME TO BORO LOVE FROM FIONA & EMA HEMLINGTON

All da luc u cud wish 4 4 2mro ladz. U go n show em wot ur made of. U can win dis comp. Frm Kirsty Hayley n Lauren in Thornaby.

Go journey south we'r with u all the way your our idols come the captain cook 4 a drink from olwyn and paul mcphillips xxx

You have done us all proud, now give yourselves a brilliant xmas present on saturday, we luv u Ange-redcar

Go lads us can do it. from muller + clare from park end

Do it lads for the boro from franny and liar liar x x x all over boro x x x

Me and my man adore u two lads bring it home from sue32 and jimbob pallister park x x x

Youve inspired me to have a go at singing youre class, gareth maloney, berwick hills.

Go lads from ducko + buster from pally park.

Go lads us can do it. Kev + stella pally park.

Gud luck in the final lads u can win it from Taz riley&tig x

Go lads us can do it. from david conway + mike from pally park.

Go lads us can do it. from maureen + jame pain from pally park.

We know you are going all the way from sue x ang x paula x grove hill

Good luck for sat boys you can do it from tegan courtney x bronson bailey xmason x kenya mai x

Come on lads do the north east proud! You are fantastic we are rooting for you x dawn x x

GO ON LADS YOU CAN DO IT BUT NO MATTER WHAT YOUR WINNERS IN OUR EYES FROM ALL AT THE PARKWAY CLUB COULBY X

JOURNEY SOUTH GOOD LUCK LADS FOR SAT LOVE YA NIC POTTON

JOURNEY SOUTH GOOD LUCK LADS FOR SAT LOVE YA NIC POTTON

We think ur fab. Shaun 4, Amelia 4 and Imogen 5. We lv journey south in redcar.

Journey South u do the north east proud come home with that record deal. Bin with u all the way up the boro. The Hoyle family frm Redcar x

Go lads us can do it. from gill from bemrose booth.

Go lads us can do it. from kath + sue bemrose booth.

If our lads win i'm gonna pig out on a parmo so come on you boro lads i'm starving!

Go for it boro boys from john johnson and tracy conway x x pallister park x x

I love u lads cum on from shaun bunty and the old k wing possy wealstun

The both ov us cuddle up and pray for u 2 win .From mick hall and fat shaun

We love u lads marry me please from joeanne mcqade and heath randall x x x

Good luck lads hope u win the final you've done boro proud luv yanna+tracey parkendxx

Come on lads u can do it .But either way were all proud of u good luck we will vote from leah and natalie in pally parkx

Good luck satday nite u r my inspiration all the best love bav of redcar

Ck for the final. Gemma Griffiths(australia)

Ck for the final. Gemma Griffiths(australia)

Hey carl and Andy. its Gemma from australia, dusty's friend. We are all cheering for you in australia. And have been watch via the net. Good lu

TRUE MUSICIANS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE CD AND YOUR RECEPTION HOME MAKE OUR XMAS AND SING YOUR HEARTS OUT LOVE DAZ CODY & TRACY DRYDEN SPENCERBECK

GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL LADS ALL WE WANT 4 XMAS IS JUSTICE AND THAT IS A VICTORY 4 JOURNEY SOUTH LOVE YA LADS DAVY MAC & PAUL CARTER/ MARTON &ACKLAM

Good luck 2 my heroes ill say a prayer you fellas do what you do best see ya at your concerts COL ILEY & FAMILY PARK END.

Good luck for saturday journey south, all the north east will be voting on saturday! you deserve to win. sam g'bro. x x

GOOD LUCK 4 SATURDAY BOYS ONE LAST PUSH AND THE WORLDS YOUR OYSTER SING IT 4 US LOVE AL PETTITT & KAY DRYDEN PARK END

WELL DUN JOURNEY SOUTH WE LOVE YOU AT THE HYDRO PUB REDCAR. FROM LUSTY LISA AND BEASTY BYRON.

U LADS R THE BEST AND DOING BORO PROUD LOVE U 2 WISH I WAS THERE WITH U LOVE MARK BENNETT FROM LONGLANDS

Good luck for saturday can u tell me ave journey south ever been in the bottom 2

Go lads us can do it. from muller + emma rae from park end

GOOD LUCK 4 SATURDAY BOYS ONE LAST PUSH AND THE WORLDS YOUR OYSTER SING IT 4 US LOVE AL PETTITT & KAY DRYDEN

UR ALL stars CARL ANDREW GENDA AND TREVOR! HARD WORK SHOULD ALWAYS SHINE THROUGH AND IT IS. ENJOY IT , BE HAPPY AND GOOD LUCK LV THE 6 DAWSONS IN ACKLAM

WELL DONE BOYS 4 GETTIN IN 2 THE FINAL. HOPE USE WIN ON SATURDAY. BEEN VOTIN 4 USE EVRY WK LV FRM THE TAYLOR FAMILY OF REDCAR X X X

Well lads u av done it ur in that final & every1 in boro and ya selfs no u can bring that title home! So gd luck luv gemma p of new Marske x x x

Hope your dreams come true 2nite luv koo and blue from yarm

Big up journey south from a few boro lasses exiled down south - frenchie, vez and holly x x

Cum on ladz u can do it if not 4 y'self do it 4 the boro and me your number 1 fan gram wish u the best of luck on sat from p graham

I WAZ IN TEARS LAST WEEK BOYZ IT WAZ THAT GUD WIN IT FOR US LUV CRISSY LENNON OF SPENCERBECK, FLAPPER AND IAN NEIL

CUM ON BOYS, WE NEED U TO WIN IM GONA MISS WATCHING U LOADS WEN ITS OVER LUV CRAIG JONES OF SPENCERBECK AND THE STEEL CITY GYM X

U can go all the way love u loads aidy crone x x

PHILIPPA N CLAIRE X X

FACTOR JOURNEY SOUTH HOPE EVRYTHIN GOES WELL 4 USE ON SATURDAY JST DO UR BEST N NO MATTER WOT HAPPEN'S TSIDE WILL ALWAYS B PROUD OF U LV FRM STEPHANIE

GUD LUCK 4 SATURDAY BOYS WE ALL NO USE CAN WIN IT, DO TSIDE PROUD LV FRM EVRY 1 AT THE KING'S ACADEMY IN COULBY NEWHAM

GUD LUCK 4 SATURDAY LADS U DESERVE 2 WIN COS UR THE BEST LV FRM CLAIRE N LINDSEY OV REDCAR X X

GOOD LUCK LADS VOTEING ALL THE WAY LOADS OV LUV FRM TRACEY MICHEAL AND TONILEIGH FRM PARKEND xXx

OVER LONDON. ALL THE BEST LADS. WE'LL B VOTING 4 U. KATE FROM LINGDALE.

JOURNEY SOUTH. GOOD LUCK FOR SATURDAY. YOU DESERVE TO WIN IT. YOU'RE BOTH FANTASTIC + HAVE WORKED SO HARD. YOUR OUR NORTH STARS SHINING BRIGHTLY

Well done lads love u both ile buy ur single wen its out love mel + shelby x

Good luck lads...pride of the Tees Valley...your winners whatever happens saturday...journey (conquered) south...love lou..X

Gud luck 4 saturday lads. I think u are amazing! Love sally x ov m/ boro

Go for it boys from ste robbo and paul debrick boro frontline

Your doin us all proud lads good luck for sat luv kirsty n kel ov pally park x

BEEN WITH U ALL THE WAY SING UR HEARTS OUT LADS U CAN DO IT GOOD LUCK THE JACKSON FAMILY IN LINTHORPE X X X

GUD LOOK. U SOUND GREAT. AND LOOK GORGOUS. LOTS OV LUV. JBOB. MULLER. GROUTY. ov park end. xxxxxxxxxx

GOOD LUCK LADS IT'S YOURS FOR THE TAKING! LOVE YOU.FROM A SOUTHERN FAN LYNNE
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