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Jahmene Douglas has received a stellar verdict from all four of the judges after his first performance on the final of X Factor. Here's what some of them said:
- Louis Walsh - You are living proof that dreams can come true ... Every time you sing you move me because you have so much soul.
- Tulisa Contostavlos - I think you moved everyone ... You've really gone from a boy to a man. Congratulations.
- Nicole Scherzinger - You're my role model ... You're like a beacon of light.
A singer from Teesside could be close to a life-changing multi-million pound record deal. James Arthur from Saltburn is through to the final two in the X Factor.
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney has shared his thoughts on leaving the competition with ITV Granada.
He said: "In this competition you don't need to win it to go far".
X Factor finalists Jahmene Douglas James Arthur will battle it out to be crowned X Factor champion on tonight's final, starting now on ITV 1.
The singer Carolynne Poole tweeted this ahead of tonight's final:
Several TV reporters are alleging that it refers to her treatment by Christopher Maloney, who was voted off the show last night:
The Daily Mirror's Deputy TV Editor Mark Jefferies tweeted:
There has been no official confirmation from The X Factor organisers as yet.
X Factor's Christopher Maloney said he felt like he has already won by getting this far in the competition after losing out on a place in the final. His mentor, Gary Barlow, congratulated him on his achievement.
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James Arthur has won the ninth series of The X Factor after seeing off Jahmene Douglas in the final.
Finalist Christopher Maloney has been voted out of the X Factor tonight ending his dream of winning the competition.