X Factor UK: Union J will focus on their harmonies next week

Union J (X Factor 2012)

X Factor stars Union J have said they'll be focusing on their harmonies next week.

The boys performed a cover of Kelly Rowland's Love Takes Over on yesterday's latest live show.

Both Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger complimented the group on their solo voices, but claimed they needed to bond more and sing more harmonies together.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor this evening, the group explained: “We wanted the first couple of weeks to be like a stepping ground so we could work up from that like."

Confident of avoiding elimination, they added: "Next week we are going to add some more harmonies.”

District3 meanwhile were back on top with a brilliant vocal performance.

They said: "It was amazing, we had so much fun. it meant so much to us, all of their comments, especially Gary, it was important to show our personalities."

But the group weren't confident about avoiding the bottom two.

"Everyone was phenomenal tonight, so even if we were to go [tonight], we've had so much fun."

Also speaking on Xtra Factor, the group's mentor Louis Walsh was confident in both of the boy bands - and insisted there was space for them in the charts.

"There's always room for a new boyband," he said. "You've got The Wanted, JLS, One Direction... there's always room if they are good enough."

The Irish music mogul added to Xtra Factor hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs this evening: "I think I've got two great boy bands.

"I think District3 have come back into the race tonight. I believe there's room if they're good enough and they work hard."

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[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows continue at 7PM tonight with the latest results show.

As well as featuring the latest sing off and subsequent elimination, this evening's episode will also feature performances from JLS and Labrinth.

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