X Factor 2012 finalists record this year's winner's single

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The X Factor 2012 finalists have all recorded this year's winners single, ahead of next month's final.

Five acts remain in the competition, with one more getting the boot next weekend.

Only the final two will get the chance to perform their version of the winner's track, and only the winner will get to release it when they're crowned champion in Manchester.

Union J, Christopher Maloney, Jahmene Douglas, James Arthur and even Rylan Clark have already all had photoshoots done for the cover.

“I'm doing the photoshoot for the winner's single," James revealed last week. "I’m not amazing at photo shoots, I just do the same moody look every time and look like I hate my life and that seems to work.”

Meanwhile the Union J boys tweeted: “Just did a photo shoot for the winning single!! Hopefully the next time we see the pictures it will be on that CD cover (we pray lol) josh x”

There's not been any substantial rumours on what this year's winner's single will be, but it's been claimed that the track will be released for charity after the group single was scrapped.

Last year saw the final 16 acts collaborate on a cover of Wish On A Star for the charity Together for Shorter Lives.

This year instead, show bosses hope to encourage sales of the eventual winner’s single by donating profits to a charity.

“We do a charity record every year but the current thinking is we should just make that the winner’s single,” a source told The Sun recently. “It would make loads of cash for charity and it will bring festive cheer back to the Christmas No1.

“Obviously there are people who would like to give Simon a bloody nose. Well, this way all they’ll be doing is starving a charity of cash if they campaign against it. Nothing has been decided for definite but everyone is very keen on the idea.”

This year’s winner’s single will be released just after the winner is crowned at the show’s live final in Manchester on December 9.

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