Union J's X Factor 'relief'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 December 2012
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Despite missing out on a place in 'The X Factor' grand final, Union J are "relieved" to have exited the ITV1 show to escape the "pressure" they were under

Union J are "relieved" to have been voted out of 'The X Factor'.

While the boy band - who are made up of Jaymi Hensley, JJ Hamblett, George Shelley and Josh Cuthbert - are "gutted" to have missed out on a place in the grand final of the competition on Sunday (09.12.12), they are glad to have escaped the "pressure" which came with starring on the ITV1 talent show.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz this morning (03.12.12), Josh said: "We're obviously gutted that we're not in the final but a little bit relieved because we now don't have the pressure. Each week that goes on there is more and more pressure.

"But we're wishing the other three the best of luck, it's been the best experience of our lives and it's going to change our lives."

Union J were booted out of the competition yesterday (02.12.12) after receiving the least amount of public votes, but the group are now hoping to overtake The Wanted and compete with One Direction - who finished third on 'The X Factor' in 2010 - in the charts.

They added: "We've got every belief in ourselves from how far we've come from week one and from not getting through boot camp. I think we've got every reason and every possibility to be as successful as the guys like One Direction and JLS who have come out of the show.

"It's going to be really tough, it's going to be massive for us to do it. But we'd like to think there is a gap in the market for another group. Whenever there have been successful winners there has always been a rival boy band who have competed for that top spot. Take That and East 17, Boyzone and Westlife, so hopefully it will be One Direction and Union J. That's the plan anyway. But they are great lads as well."

Jahmene Douglas, James Arthur and Christopher Maloney will compete in 'The X Factor' final on Sunday.

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