James Arthur wins The X Factor 2012 - final results in pictures

The X Factor 2012 Final - James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas

After seventeen weeks jam-packed with controversy, The X Factor 2012 came to an end tonight, with James Arthur beating Jahmene Douglas to be crowned this year's winner!

The pair took to the stage one last time tonight at Manchester Central, singing their favourite tracks from the series, as well as their respective winners' singles.

But in the end, James secured the life-changing record contract with a tight 54% of the public vote, leaving Jahmene to settle for second place.

Meanwhile, guest performances came courtesy of One Direction, Emeli Sande and Rihanna, who had the 10,000-strong crowd on their feet with her hit single 'We Found Love'.

Flick through pictures of the show below...

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