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The crowds in Manchester overwhelm James Arthur he says 'Thank you, thank you so much.' He is left speechless.
Liverpool's Christopher Maloney said he felt like he has already won by getting this far in the X Factor competition after losing out on a place in the final.
His mentor, Gary Barlow, congratulated him on his achievement.
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The X factor final will be held in Manchester tonight. It is the first time the ITV talent show has been held outside the capital.