XFactor 2012 final song choices: James Arthur wants to sing original songs

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor's James Arthur has said he wants to perform one of his own songs in the final.

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 about next week's live show, James 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."

However James previously admitted that bosses had told him he wouldn't be able to perform his own material in Manchester at the weekend.

He revealed: “I’ve been told there’s no place for me to sing my own songs in the final or semi-final.

“I’ll stick to the premise of the show and do what’s asked of me. I’ll have to do my best with the themes and what I’m given.”

Meanwhile, 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."

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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