James Arthur wins X Factor

X Factor finalist James Arthur has won X Factor 2012 beating Jahmene Douglas in the final.

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Jahmene receives praise from all X Factor judges

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.

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Reports: Maloney's behaviour prompts 'monster' comment

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:

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This is referring to Christopher, who abused her unprovoked today RT @carolynnepoole: X Factor can also create monsters it would seem!

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I've met @carolynnepoole loads of times and she wouldn't hurt a fly so cant believe she warranted that kind of abuse.

Reports: Christopher Maloney drops out of X Factor final

There are reports on Twitter that the X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney, who was voted out of the competition last night, will not be performing in tonight's final as planned.

The Daily Mirror's Deputy TV Editor Mark Jefferies tweeted:

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X Factor spokesman said: "Chris decided he longer wanted to be part of the X Factor Final and has gone back to Liverpool."

There has been no official confirmation from The X Factor organisers as yet.

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