Question: Who won the 2012 series of the X Factor in the UK?
Answer: The 2012 season of the UK X Factor was won by Middlesbrough resident James Arthur. The final which was held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in Manchester, England and was decided on Sunday the 9th of December.
During the live finals James only once found himself in the bottom two with regards to the weekly public vote.
Winner James defeated runner-up and former Swindon ASDA supermarket worker, Jahmene Douglas in the final. Both finalists were mentored throughout the X Factor series by American judge Nicole Scherzinger. Nicole was the first judge to mentor both of the acts who made it to the final two.
After winning the show James Arthur went on to release his winners single Impossible. Watch the video of James Arthur singing Impossible live below:
Going into the final Jahmene was expected to win and had been the bookies favorite.