The SFX Factor Round 10

It’s the final day of The SFX Factor. Who will make it into the final four?

Voting is getting close now as the contenders are whittled down to the cream of the crop (or the ones with the biggest fan bases anyway).

So, on Finals Day, who has been voted out of the final five? We can now reveal that the sci-fi singing star who won’t be making it to the next round is:

Leonard Nimoy. Sorry Leonard, but your elimination is the only logical choice…

So, the final four are: David Tennant, Amber Benson, William Shatner and James Marsters.

Remember, after each elimination, the votes are set back to zero, so you need to keep supporting your favourites each round. Best of all, voting is absolutely free!

Has your favourite been eliminated already? Then you can transfer your vote, either to support your next favourite or to vote tactically to keep someone you don’t like from winning. Yeah, the fight gets dirty from here on in.

Next elimination… this afternoon. Exciting, isn’t it?

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William Shatner

Best known as: James T Kirk in Star Trek
Singing: Rocket Man (1978)

Just as Shatner never let a limited range of acting talent stop him becoming a huge acting icon, he never let a total inability to sing get in the way of a singing career. His ’68 album, The Transformed Man – featuring a bizarre mix of poetry, Shakespeare and part-sung, part-shouted, part-mumbled covers of Mr Tambourine Man and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – has become a cult classic despite Q naming it one of their worst 50 albums of all time. Nearly four decades later he teamed up with the acclaimed Ben Folds, who produced the album Has Been , which spawned a quite extraordinary version of Pulp’s Common People, and, even more extraordinarily, good reviews. Here he “transforms” Elton John’s Rocket Man , with an official endorsement from the song’s co-writer, Bernie Taupin, amazingly.

Song we’d like to hear him cover: If… You TOL…erATE This, Then… You’re Chil… dren WILL… be NEXT

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David Tennant

Best known as: The tenth Doctor
Singing: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) with The Proclaimers (2009)

Okay, okay, Mr Tennant isn’t attempting to create a musical “product” here. It’s not premeditated and he doesn’t expect us to fork money out for it. It’s just Doctor 10 meeting his musical heroes and spontaneously bursting into song with them. The sheer joy on his face outweighs any, erm, inadequacies in his voice…

Song we’d like to hear him cover: Donald Where’s Your Troosers

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Amber Benson

Best known as: Tara Maclay in Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Singing: Queen Of Hearts from the film 7 Things to Do Before I'm 30 (2008)

We all realised Benson could sing when she stole the show in “Once More, With Feeling” with her magical, folky rendition of Under Your Spell . And this gutsy performance in 7 Things to Do Before I'm 30 proves that was no fluke. How come this girl doesn’t have a record deal? And while we’re on the subject of Buffy cast members…

Song we’d like to hear him cover: Puff The Magic Dragon (in an Eva Cassidy style)

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James Marsters

Best known as: Spike in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel
Singing: A song (2009)

You knew he was going to put in an appearance sooner or later. He formed the band Ghost Of The Robot before going solo, and he tours constantly. He loves to rock’n’roll basically, and you need to keep your eye on this page for the latest live appearance news. Now we'll shut up, because we can't be heard over the screams anyway.

Song we’d like to hear him cover: Tubthumping

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