X Factor 2012 final 12: Our X Factor finalist predictions!

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The X Factor 2012 final 12 contestants will be revealed this weekend, but who will they be? We make our predictions!

This year will see twelve X Factor live show finalists, down from 16 over the past two years.

But it means some tough choices for the judges, and we expect plenty of upset fans when some acts are cut this weekend!

Here are our X Factor 2012 live show finalist predictions!

Boys

For the boys the first guy we're hoping makes the live shows is the fabulous [tag]James Arthur[/tag]. The 24-year-old has a brilliant image and awesome voice, something that we can see sending him far in the competition.

The hunky [tag]Adam Burridge[/tag] would be next, despite not having seen a lot of his original audition we reckon Adam has a rather good chance of going far in the competition.

Of the remaining boys it's a tough pick. [tag]Jahmene Douglas[/tag] certainly has a great voice, but we're not sure if he'll be versatile enough to impress week after week, having stumbled at bootcamp.

[tag]Nathan Fagan-Gayle[/tag] gave a brilliant performance in Liverpool last week and we wouldn't be shocked if Nicole picks him to complete the line up.

Just as long as it's not [tag]Rylan Clark[/tag]...

Girls

Any three contestants could make the live shows in the girls category without many complaints.

We'll be hugely shocked if [tag]Ella Henderson[/tag] isn't in there somewhere though, and [tag]Lucy Spraggan[/tag] seems like another sure fire bet.

The remaining spot could go to anyone.

[tag]Leanne Robinson[/tag] showed off a powerful diva voice at bootcamp, but we think that Tulisa has a soft spot for [tag]Jade Ellis[/tag] and will take her through to the finals.

Overs

The Overs are particularly strong this year, and [tag]Kye Sones[/tag] is a potential winner for us and a certain to make the live shows.

After missing out last yea, we're also tipping [tag]Carolynne Poole[/tag] to make the cut, but once again the last spot could be a tough pick.

Both [tag]Melanie Masson[/tag] and [tag]Christopher Maloney[/tag] will be battling for the last of three places in the final, and we've no idea who Gary will want to pick!

Groups

In the groups and we'd love to see [tag]Duke[/tag] make it through to the finals, a unique group and the beatboxing element hasn't been seen on the show before.

Mixed trio [tag]Mitsotu[/tag] are another unusual act, and we reckon they have the edge over the similar MK1.

We predict that - just like at bootcamp - [tag]GMD3[/tag] and [tag]Union J[/tag] (previously Triple J) - will be battling it out for the last spot.

We're not sure which way it will go, as we much preferred Triple J at bootcamp despite the judges thinking GMD3 did better!

Who do you want to make the X Factor 2012 live shows? Leave your X Factor final 12 hopes below...

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