X Factor final duets: James Arthur to sing with Emeli Sande?

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

James Arthur is being lined up to duet with Emeli Sande on The X Factor 2012 final.

It was confirmed earlier this week that One Direction and Emeli would both be performing on the final next month in Manchester.

And if James gets there, he's admitted he would love to duet with the 'Next To Me' singer.

Although, James confessed he wasn't really too bothered who get would get to sing with, so long as he makes the final.

"There are many people I would love to duet with - Drake, Lauryn Hill, Beyonce, Emeli Sande, anyone in the top 40 will do," he said.

He explained: "I just want to be in the final cos I do think you secure longevity and probably get a better deal."

Speaking to the Metro newspaper earlier this year, Emeli revealed she would be up for singing with Jaes.

She gushed: “I really like James Arthur.

“I haven’t watched too much but I definitely saw his performance at the beginning. He just blew me away.”

Discussing the 25-year-old performer, who wowed the judges on Saturday with his cover of Sexy And I Know It, Emeli continued: “I met him at the weekend and I’d love to get in the studio with him. I think he’d be great. He’s brilliant.”

X Factor judge Tulisa however was hoping for something a little different.

She told the official X Factor website this week: “I’d love to see James duet with Sting. I’d like to see Jahmene perform with a musical heavyweight like Diana Ross, it would be mind-blowing.”

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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