XFactor 2012 final: Tulisa's backing James Arthur to win

X Factor 2012 final Tulisa

X Factor 2012 judge Tulisa Contostavlos has said she's backing James Arthur to win the final this weekend.

Three acts remain in the competition and Tulisa has declared she'll be putting her weight behind James.

The N-Dubz star, who became the first judge this series to lose all of her acts, claimed she had always wanted to mentor James from the start.

The 24-year-old told reporters at yesterday's final X Factor press conference that she would be behind James tomorrow night.

“I love James, he is the reason I wanted the boys category," Tulisa said. “He is real as a person and I connect with him more than any other contestant. He is honest and real with his music too.”

Louis Walsh meanwhile said he would be backing Jahmene Douglas.

"I like James but Jahmene I have loved from day one. It is his voice and he keeps getting better and better," he said. “James is the ready made thing, he can go out there tomorrow and sell out places and make a great album.”

Clearly neither are fans of Chris!

Meanwhile, Tulisa hit back at claims suggesting she wouldn't be taking part in the series next year.

She laughed: “Don’t they say I am getting fired every week? It doesn’t even register.”

Browse pictures of the judges and finalists arriving for the X Factor 2012 final below...

The X Factor 2012 continues this 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, Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.

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