XFactor 2012 final: James Arthur: 'I'm here to win'

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's James Arthur has declared he's in the final to win it.

Last night saw Union J leave the show in the latest XFactor 2012 results, leaving the competition in fourth place.

There was no sing off or bottom two, with Union J leaving having received the fewest votes resulting in James, Christopher Maloney and Jahmene Douglas progressing through to the final.

Speaking straight after the live show, James said: "I feel tried."

Fortunately, speaking a little later, he had a bit more to say.

James revealed: "I like to win at things but I never really did. I realised I'm a lot more competitive when I started progressing through the rounds. Now I'm in the final, I'm here to win."

Despite having been in the bottom two - the only of the three finalists to have ever been in the danger zone - James reckons he can still win.

He said: "I think I have got as good a chance as any.

"There's three different types of singers left and three different genres of music left."

And James revealed he hopes to sing his own song in the final.

He said: "I think song choice is important, a lot more people watch the final and you've got to impress people

"I would love to sing one of my own."

Vote for your winner in our final X Factor poll of the series below...

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The X Factor 2012 continues next weekend with the live final in Manchester.

Chris Maloney, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will be battling it out to be crowned winner, while there will be performances from One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.

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