James Arthur, Winner of The X Factor UK 2012, Jahmene Douglas in Second Place

The X Factor UK has come to an end. The winner this year was crowned to James Arthur. The 24-year-old singer beat Jahmene Douglas to get the title in front of a 10,000-strong audience at Manchester Central.

Last night, Christopher Maloney was announced third place while the remaining final two, Jahmene and James had the chance to perform two songs during the two-hour live shows Sunday night, December 9.

Jahmene performed Robbie Williams hit “Angels” and James Arthur sang “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye.

They also performed their potential winner’s songs, “Let It Be” by the Beatles for Jahmene and “Impossible” by Shontelle for James.

With over 3 million votes from the public, James Arthur was announced winner of The X Factor UK 2012. Jahmene Douglas was a runner-up.

“Thank you, thank you so much. Wow. I don’t know what to say,” James said after announcing the result.

Both of the boys were mentored by Nicole Scherzinger. It was the first time that a judge had mentored both acts to make it to the finale.

The X Factor UK will return next year with open auditions for the 2013 series.