X Factor 2012: Union J's parents campaign for votes

Union J (X Factor 2012)

The mums of X Factor stars Union J have campaigned for viewers to vote for their boys!

Union J, formed at bootcamp between trio Triple J and soloist George Shelley, have found themselves in the bottom two twice now.

Sunday night saw a narrow escape for the boys as mentor Louis Walsh refused to vote in the sing off when both his acts Union J and District3 were in the bottom two.

Now Union J's family and friends are keen to make sure the group won't be in the danger zone for a third time.

And they reckon that fans thinking that the boys are safe are to blame.

Josh’s mum Kathryn Browne told The Sun newspaper today: “We need people to vote for them, they’re just not getting enough.

She added: "Chris Maloney is running away with the votes. Maybe the fans think Union J might be safe and don’t bother calling.”

With just one group left in the competition now, it's been suggested that Union J have the potential to go on and win.

Xtra Factor's Caroline Flack said on This Morning earlier this week: "Having two boybands may have split the vote so this could help Union J now.

"All the District 3 fans could come over to Union J and they’ll get more votes.”


The X Factor continues with its live shows this weekend with a guilty pleasures theme.

Sunday's results show will feature performances from Alicia Keys and Olly Murs, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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