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Name: Jahmene Douglas
Birth Place: Swindon, United Kingdom
Claim to fame: X Factor 2012 contestant
- Jahmene looks great in a suit - no matter what colour it is
- His nervous little giggle is the cutest thing in the world. Fact
- He got four yeses on his first audition
- His mum cries nearly every time he sings
Jahmene Douglas might just be the cutest X Factor contestants we've ever known.
The 21-year-old did an amazing job of knocking everyone's sock off at his first aidience, when the Swindon lad sang Etta James' At Last.
Jahmene had been the bookies’ favourite at 5/1 to win the show leading up to the weekend, but on durign boot camp viewers were kept on the edge of their seats after the singer put in a lacklustre performance of Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger. Ahead of the performance, Jahmene admitted he had never heard the song before and didn’t even know who sang it. He said: “I just wasn’t confident with the song at all... there wasn’t much else I could do.”
And shortly before his second boot camp performance, Jahmene was usffering with such terrible anxiety, he nearly couldn't perform. Luckily, after a quick pep talk from Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger, he pulled himself toggether and nailed The Shirelles' Will You Love Me Tomorrow.
Jahmene came runner-up to James Arthur during the X Factor final.