X Factor winner set to be revealed

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Jahmene Douglas, Nicole Scherzinger and James Arthur
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Sherzinger (centre) has mentored "the boys" on this series

Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur are going head-to-head in the X Factor final.

Christopher Maloney was voted out of the competition on Saturday night.

Judge Nicole Scherzinger is the mentor for both Douglas and Arthur.

The viewer's vote alone decided which two contestants would battle it out to be the winner.

One Direction, Rihanna and Emeli Sande will perform on the show.

Surprise eliminations in the current series have seen popular acts like Union J and Ella Henderson leave the competition.

Scherzinger told the BBC's Newsbeat website she plans to work with both her acts when they bring out their own music.

Last minute

The former Pussycat Doll said Douglas and Arthur had helped make this year's competition.

"They've been a huge blessing," she told Newsbeat.

"I think it brings so much more credibility and integrity to the show."

Arthur has been popular with the judges and fans almost every week.

However, his surprise bottom-two placing last month with Ella Henderson became been one of the show's biggest talking points.

Douglas, a supermarket worker from Swindon, regularly sings with the gospel choir at his local church and is a big fan of the late Whitney Houston.

Leona Lewis is his favourite act from previous series' of X Factor.

Arthur, from Saltburn by the Sea, has been gigging in his local area for the last few years

He writes his own songs, raps and plays guitar.

He only auditioned for this year's show at the last minute after his friend told him he had nothing to lose.

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