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Jahmene Douglas singing on the X FactorWhatever the outcome in the X Factor final this evening, Jahmene Douglas is a winner.

After suffering dreadful abuse at the hands of his father as a child, he has found the strength to overcome his stage nerves and make it through to the final three, alongside Christopher Maloney and James Arthur.

Jahmene doesn’t have a bad word to say about anyone. He describes James as ‘being like a brother’ and he says Christoper ‘get slots of hate, but he gets lots of votes too, so it’s a balance’.

To cope with his stage nerves he says he goes into a bubble. ‘When I sing, I’m separating myself from everything else’, he says.

‘People who know me understand you can’t be a weak person to go through what I have,’ he says.

 Talking about how he will feel if he wins tonight’s show he say: ‘Winning can mean a lot of things. There’s winning the competition, then there’s making an album and being successful – that’s the winning for me’.


Jahmene has been asked by Women’s Aid – a charity for domestic violence to be an ambassador for children and young people. ‘That means a lot to me,’ he says.

So who does he want to win the show? ‘James,’ he replies, without hesitation.

See the X Factor final on TV tonight.