Jahmene Douglas gave the most bum notes on the X Factor 2012 final last night, it's been claimed.
AQA 63336, the UK’s most accurate text question and answer service, used expert researchers with the gift of perfect pitch to analyse how often acts hit the right and wrong notes. Perfect pitch is an innate musical gift an individual has to analyse the note of the tone without an external reference.
Jahmene Douglas, although favourite to win going into last night's show, was worst on the night and hit the most bum notes of all contestants - hitting 20 wrong notes in his first performance of ‘Move on up’ and a further 17 in his duet with Nicole Scherzinger
Guest act Kelly Clarkson came a close second in the bum note score, with a total of 19 for her perfomance of 'Breakaway'
Neither could match critics favourite James Arthur who actually out performed Kylie, Nicole and Gary on the night – hitting just 8 poor notes in total and the least in any single performance
“The judges often like to remind us that the X Factor is ‘a singing competition’. If that’s the case then Jahmene is lucky to be in the final at all. He actually performed worse than cruise ship singer Chris Maloney on the night,” explains Helen Wright, General Manager, AQA 63336.
The X Factor 2012 continues tonight with the live final results in Manchester from 7:40PM on ITV1.
Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will be battling it out to be crowned winner, while there will be performances from One Direction, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.