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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.


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