X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas has landed his first singing job since returning to his old employer in Swindon. The former shelf stacker has recorded a version of Silent Night for a special online advert for Asda.
He said he recorded the track as a way of saying thank-you to everyone who voted for him. Jahmene said: "It was an amazing feeling to record my first song in the studio that wasn't for the show. I feel blessed to have had this opportunity and can't wait to see what the future holds."
Swindon's finest Jahmene Douglas is plotting his musical future after finishing second in ITV's The X Factor. The Wiltshire singer was beaten in last night's final and is planning to release a gospel album next year.
Today it's emerged the former supermarket worker consistently finished in second place during the weeks of public voting. Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy has the story.
After months of auditions and showstopping performances, there are just two remaining contestants in the X Factor - and one of them is Swindon's very own Jahmene Douglas.
The former supermarket shelf-stacker will go head to head with James Arthur in tonight's show, and everyone in Swindon is rooting for him.
Daisy Gray reports.
Swindon's Jahmene Douglas will go head to head with James Arthur in tonight's final of the X Factor after Christopher Maloney was voted out of the competition.
Prior to the contest he patrolled the aisles of Asda in Swindon, marking down products as they neared their best-before limit, but viewers clearly don't think he's reached his sell-by date.
Tomorrow night Swindon's Jahmene Douglas will be live in the X Factor final.
His mother Mandy Wood has been talking to our reporter Rob Murphy about how the 21-year-old grew up in a home with an abusive father, how she escaped a violent relationship and the impact on her of the suicide of Jahmene's older brother.
You may find some of the details distressing.
Jahmene is now in Manchester, preparing for tomorrow night's live final. Our hopeful from Swindon was greeted by cheering fans as he arrived for rehearsals with mentor Nicole Scherzinger and fellow contestant James Arthur.
He said he was grateful for the support he's receiving from his home town.
Just a warning that the clip below has some flash photography.