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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.
Journey South, who came third on The X Factor in 2005, were at James Arthur's local pub last night to watch him go through to the final two.
James Arthur made it through to the final two on The X Factor last night. Supporting him, by watching at his local pub, were the people who have known him for years. Here is what they had to say about the local success story:
This was the reaction in James Arthur's local pub. His friends gathered to watch the X Factor and celebrated the news that he made the final two. If James wins tonight, he will secure a record deal.
We've spent the afternoon with James Arthur, as he faces the final weekend on The X Factor.
A singer from Teesside is gearing up for what is undoubtedly the biggest night of his life. James Arthur, from Saltburn, will take to the stage tonight in the final of The X Factor. If he wins, he will land a multi-million pound record deal. Here is what he had to say backstage:
Our cameras are backstage at The X Factor waiting for James Arthur. If he makes it through tonight's show against Jahmene Douglas and Chris Mahoney, he will win a record deal.
Saltburn's James Arthur will perform live on The X Factor tonight with hopes of making it through to tomorrow's final. Jahmene Douglas and Chris Mahoney are also competing for a place. One of the final three will leave the programme tonight.
X Factor finalist James Arthur thrilled hundreds of fans as he returned home to Teesside in style for his homecoming show.
The 24-year-old visited the local pub in Saltburn where he sang while struggling to make it, before going to Middlesbrough to prepare for his gig at 8pm tonight, December 4.
Watch his extended interview here:
Get the latest on the X Factor here.