XFactor 2012: Gary Barlow wants finalists to sing their own tracks

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Gary Barlow has said he wants to sse the finalists singing their own tracks.

Although only James Arthur has so far made a deal about writing his own music, Gary would like to see all of the final three singing their own songs.

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.

He said it was great to be a song writer, claiming: “It helps because otherwise you are waiting for people to come up with great songs for you.

He went on: “It also helps get across your character, who you are, get people to buy into what you are and what you’re about.

"For me, to just go out making albums singing other people’s songs was never an option. I wanted to write my own lyrics, I wanted people to know about my life and they’ll connect with it more."

And Gary added: “There is no question about it, even though I haven’t heard any of James’ songs I know I am going to love them."

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.”

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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