XFactor 2012: Union J reckon they were the worst act in the final 12

Union J (X Factor 2012)

X Factor stars Union J have revealed they felt they were the worst act of the finalists.

The boy group have made it through to the quarter finals, just, having avoided elimination in two sing offs.

The foursome admitted however that they didn't even imagine making it to the halfway point.

Jaymi Hensley told The Sun today: “Week one we sat at the sound check and said, ‘We are the weakest act here’ – because we were!

“So now, to have got to the quarter-finals and be up against James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas and not be the weakest act is amazing. We’ve really progressed.”

Backing singer JJ Hamblett added: “We really thought we were only here to make up the numbers. But now we feel we’re right in the middle of things.”

The four boys avoided the bottom two last week, but it meant losing Ella Henderson, who was rumoured to be dating the group's George Shelley.

George said: “That was the biggest shock ever in X Factor history.”

Bandmate Josh Cuthbert added: “It was bittersweet for us because we were chuffed to get through but they are our two best friends in the show. We’ve got so close, so we were devastated – it was like watching your big brother and your little sister in the sing-off.

“We were gutted for Ella – we were in tears backstage, we absolutely adore her.”

Last night saw the boys wow with Abba's The Winner Takes It All, but will it be enough to avoid the axe this evening?

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The X Factor 2012 continues tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD with Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe, and there will be performances from Rhianna and Bruno Mars.

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