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X Factor 2012: Meet the boys: Rylan Clark, James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas

Jahmene Douglas

The X Factor 2012 final twelve were revealed this weekend, and today we profile the boys category, mentored this year by Nicole.

The former Pussycat Doll singer is a new addition to the line up this year, and made some controversial choices with her finalists.

On Sunday we saw Nicole say no to the likes of Jake Quickenden, as she took James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas and Rylan Clark through to the finals.

Meet the boys below!

James Arthur

Age: 25
Location: Middlesbrough
Why he thinks people should vote for him: “I will bring versatility, passion and raw emotion to the competition and if given the chance to show my song writing abilities hopefully that will show exactly why I should win the competition.”
Nicole says: “He is so brilliant, he is a modern day poet. He’s really special. He’s a real artist and I’m really excited to work with him.”

Rylan Clark

Age: 23
Location: Essex
Why he thinks people should vote for him: “I’m going to bring performances to The X Factor that no previous contestant has ever done before, I want to be the first dance artist to come out of this show, I just hope people pick up the phones.”
Nicole says: “He’s all spikes and sparkle, we need diva music and empowering diva anthems for him. He would definitely have his own audience.”

Jahmene Douglas

Age: 22
Location: Swindon
Why he thinks people should vote for him: “I’m not confident at all with any aspect of myself but singing is my way of expressing myself because talking is not my strong point at all.”
Nicole says: “He’s got an unbelievable voice – he needs a lot of support and love and I am definitely ready to give that to him.”