X Factor 2012 semi-final: Rod Stewart to perform with finalists

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The X Factor 2012 semi-finalists are set to perform with Rod Stewart this weekend, it's been claimed.

Producers have managed to convince the singer to perform with Union J, James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas and Christopher Maloney on Sunday night's show.

Of course, it's all to plug Rod's latest album released in time for the festive season, Merry Christmas, Baby.

Union J teased: “Group ensemble this week is gonna be amazing and great fun 🙂 so excited to perform it.”

According to The Sun, bosses managed to pinch Rod from Strictly Come Dancing to perform on the ITV1 series.

“It is a big coup to get Rod — and to get him to perform with the contestants," a source told the newspaper.

They added: “He is an absolute legend and is a big fan of the show.

"He jumped at the chance of being able to perform.”

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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