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Jahmene arrives for the MOBO Awards

Nominee Jahmene Douglas, who was runner-up in the X Factor last year, has arrived at the 18th MOBO Awards in Glasgow and was snapped by Laura Boyd, entertainment reporter for STV.

Nominee Jahmene Douglas arrives at the 18th MOBO Awards in Glasgow Credit: Laura Boyd

Follow all the MOBO coverage on the ITV News website as it happens.

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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X Factor finalists prepare for showdown

James Arthur, Christopher Maloney and Jahmene Douglas have told Daybreak that they are "excited to be performing in the final."

James said: "I'm just blessed to be here. We'll be performing infront of 10,000 people.

"For anyone who inspires to be a singer or a musician it's the ultimate sense of achievement."

Speaking about the past week, Christopher added: "Bringing Gary Barlow back to my gran's house was unbelievable. It's something I have dreamed about all my life."

You can read more on the build-up to the final at The X Factor site.

Fans mob X Factor finalist Jahmene at homecoming gig

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas was mobbed by fans today ahead of a homecoming gig with alongside his mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

The 21-year-old was returned to the Asda superstore where he used to work in Swindon, Wiltshire before performing at the town's Christmas light switching-on ceremony.

Mentor Nicole Scherzinger and X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas perform on Wharf Green in his home town of Swindon Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas performing in Swindon Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Jahmene 'really excited to be back home'

Jahmene Douglas at the recent premier of the new James Bond film Skyfall Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

X-Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas has told fans on Twitter that he is really excited to be performing in his homecoming gig in Swindon on Wednesday. The 21-year-old will be joined on stage by his mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

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