X Factor’s Jahmene Douglas may have come runner-up in the competition tonight, but not before providing some of the series’ most powerful performances.
But at the Judges Houses stage, the shy singer wowed Nicole Scherzinger with his rendition of David Guetta’s Titanium and secured a place at the Live Shows.
During his time he has continued to impress with a diverse range of hits, including Robbie Williams’ Angels, Beyoncé’s Listen. and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ hit Don’t Leave Me This Way.
However nervousness continued to follow the soft spoken soul singer throughout the entire competition and Jahmene has had to battle against his fiercest critic: himself.
Even an electrifying performance of Whitney Houston’s I Look To You in tribute to his late brother, failed to give him a much needed confidence boost – despite reducing the judges to tears.
Judge Tulisa told him afterward: "I tell you, your brother is watching over you and he is very, very proud."
Where Jahmene has won the most praise however is for his stunning covers of soul classics, including Marvin Gayne’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and with slow ballads such as Killing Me Softly by Robert Flack, and John Lennon’s Imagine.
It has always been obvious why the Swindon lad has been one of the bookies' favourites to win the competition and the final show was no exception when he blew the judges away with a huge production of Curtis Mayfield’s Move on Up which included a monster Big Ben set, fireworks, and a large troupe of backing dancers.
Sadly, a technical hitch as he returned to the stage with mentor Nicole Scherzinger for Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love of All, saw a crack in the singer’s armoury and the public decided to vote rival James Arthur to the champion of the 2012 competition.
With his classic good looks and soulful voice, you can bet that this isn’t the last we see of the Jah-mazing singer!
You can also [download all of Jahmene’s performances from the competition, here] (http://smarturl.it/jahmene?IQparams=IQid%3Aepi&IQid=Xfactorsite)
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