Joe has the X Factor

At the end of what was possibly the most controversial series ever, Joe is crowned the winner of The X Factor 2009.

In pictures - check out our gallery from the X Factor Final...

The final was a huge event with an impressive array of guests including past X Factor winners Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke who performed with 2008's runners-up JLS.

Other guests on the show included George Michael who sung his Christmas single, 'December Song' and pop legend, Sir Paul McCartney who performed two classic hits - with the help/interferance of the final 12 in places.

Over 10 million votes were phoned in to the show over the last 24 hour but only one person could win and it was South Shields lad, Joe who was named the winner.

Joe started singing a few years ago after playing around on a karaoke machine. Since then, hes performed in a few local musicals and entered the North-East Music Means Life competition in 2008.  Now he has his own single release.

There was originally rumours that the winner's single might be Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin'', but it was later announced that the winner would be releasing a version of the Miley Cyrus track 'The Climb'.

Despite going top ten in the US and top 5 in Australia, the song stuck at No. 11 when it was released here earlier this year.  So, it's pretty much guaranteed to be a bigger hit for Joe.

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    In My Feelings artwork
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    Eastside artwork
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    Shotgun artwork
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    Body artwork
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    Only You artwork
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    Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B) artwork
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    No Brainer artwork
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    Ring Ring artwork
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    Youngblood artwork
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    Solo artwork
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    Don't Leave Me Alone (feat. Anne-Marie) artwork
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    God Is A Woman artwork
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    One Kiss artwork
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    I'll Be There artwork
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    Flames artwork
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    No Tears Left To Cry artwork
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    Rise artwork
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    Jackie Chan artwork
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    If You're Over Me artwork
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    Familiar artwork
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    I Like It artwork
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    Lucid Dreams artwork
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    2002 artwork
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    Nevermind artwork
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    Ocean artwork
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    Side Effects artwork
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    This Is Me artwork
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    Better Now artwork
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    Back To You artwork
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    First Time artwork
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    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) artwork
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    Let Me Live artwork
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    Beautiful artwork
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    Paradise artwork
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    Leave a Light On artwork
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    Barcelona artwork
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    Lost Without You artwork
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    Don't Matter To Me artwork
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