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X Factor Jahmene up for Mobo best newcomer award

Swindon's Jahmene Douglas. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas from Swindon has been nominated for a Mobo award in the Best Newcomer category.

Soulful singer Douglas, who was stacking shelves at a Swindon Asda before finding fame on the ITV show, scored his first ever number one with cover versions album Love Never Fails knocking Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines off the top.

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Jahmene sings for his old employer

Jahmene Douglas has recorded a carol for Asda Credit: ITV West

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."

What's next for X Factor finallist Jahmene?

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.

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Jahmene Douglas in X Factor Final Two

Jahmene Douglas switched on the Christmas lights in Swindon last week Credit: ITV News

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.

Full interview: Jahmene's mother speaks of abusive relationship

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.

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