X Factor 2012: Union J "really worried" about elimination

Union J (X Factor 2012)

Union J are worried about this week's X Factor 2012 semi-final, nervous that they'll finally being given the boot.

The boys were in the bottom two for the third time this series on Saturday, and this weekend could be their last.

Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack admitted that the boys were "very worried" about getting the axe before the final next month in Manchester.

"It's going to be hard for them, there's only four acts left," Caroline said. "That was their third time in the bottom two, they were very worried.

"They are very pleased they got through but they're really worried they'll go this week.

Unfortunately for the group, they are the odds on favourites to fall at the final hurdle in the X Factor as we head in to the penultimate weekend of the ITV1 show.

The boy band are 10/11 with William Hill to be the next act to head home with Christopher Maloney 7/4, James Arthur 6/1 and Jahmene Douglas available at 8/1.

“Union J have impressed this series and have done very well for themselves but despite Louis Walsh claiming they are the next big boy band, they are favourites for the chop,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

However the group aren't completely out of confidence.

Lead singer Jaymi was quick to point out that they managed to get more votes than both Ella Henderson and James Arthur previously.

Jaymi said: “The aim of this game is to win it and that’s it and that’s what we want to do. I don’t think there’s anything stopping us from getting to the final because James and Ella were in the bottom two and we weren’t.

“So to be above them – and yes, people might have thought they were safe – but we’re doing something right. We want to fight for this. And based on how much we want it and how hard we work, I don’t see why we can’t get to the final.”

The X Factor 2012 continues this weekend on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the final four acts singing songs that they hope will get them into the final.

On Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe and there will be performances from Pink and Tulisa.

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