PICTURES! X Factor 2012 final: Acts, judges arrive in Manchester

X Factor 2012 finalists

It's The X Factor 2012 final this weekend, and today the judges and acts arrived in Manchester.

It's the first time that the series has moved out of London for the final, with more than 10,000 fans watching the show live at Manchester Central arena.

X Factor Judge, Louis Walsh said: “Our Live Final is going to be another major event - so The X Factor 2012 has everything!"

Christopher Maloney, James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas all remain in the competition and will be going head to head this week.

One of the trio will be eliminated on Saturday night's show in third place, leaving the other two to fight it out in Sunday's climatic final.

The trio will be performing with their mentors in some sure to be impressive duets, while they'll also be singing some more tracks on their own to win votes.

As well as that, there will be performances from a load of big stars, including One Direction, Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.

It all starts this Saturday night at 8PM on ITV1 and ITV1HD.

Browse the X Factor finalists and judges in Manchester below...

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