XFactor results: Jahmene Douglas 'blessed' to have finished as runner up

Jahmene Douglas (X Factor 2012)

Jahmene Douglas has he's blessed to have finished as runner up on The X Factor 2012.

Tonight's show saw James win the X Factor 2012, beating Jahmene Douglas in a very closely fought final.

Speaking after the results were announced, Jahmene said: "To just come in second place is a blessing, especially to share the stage with such an amazing man [James]."

"I got emotional, I know it's all over now before the tour next year with all of the guys, he continued. "My happiest moments have been being around such amazing people. I've been close to everyone."

Jahmene told Xtra Factor hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack that his debut album would be something to wait for.

He teased: "My album... it's just going to be something I've worked on and thought through. Watch out for what's going to happen."

Asked about his highlight of the series so far, Jahmene replied philosophically: "The fact that I applied."

The X Factor UK returns next year, with open auditions for the 2013 series starting in the Spring.

Browse pictures of The X Factor 2012 final below...

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