The X Factor 2012: semi-final – live blog

It's nearly over! Who will be cruelly denied a ticket to Manchester for the final? Do join Jack Seale as he snipes and carps through the whole jahboodle

Only four remain, and one of those is Christopher Maloney: yes, it’s a straight fight to the death now between Jahmene Douglas, James Arthur, Christopher Maloney and Union J for the three places in the final.


Who will fall at the last hurdle? Almost certainly Union J, but let’s pretend it’s not so obvious and be just as enthusiastic and serious about the competition as we usually are, ie hardly at all.

Much as “this city” was built on rock ‘n’ roll, “this live blog” is very much built on your comments – so get your opinion trousers on…


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