Union J's X Factor experienceBy Hugh Fort
December 04, 2012
Boyband Union J were voted off the X Factor on Sunday after receiving the lowest amount of votes.
Getbracknell has been following the progress of the band, which features Josh Cuthbert from Winkfield, since the beginning of the show.
The boys originally entered the show as a three-piece called Triple J and were made up of Josh, Jaymi Hensley and JJ Hamblett.
They were then joined by solo artist George Shelley, who initially failed to get out of the show's Boot Camp.
The boys faced a tough time in the boot camp and the judges were undecided on whether they or another boy band, District3, would go through.
Eventually, judge Louis Walsh, famous for his work with boybands Westlife and Boyzone, decided to put them both through to the live shows and the "battle of the boybands" begun.
In the first show their performance of Queen's classic hit "Don't Stop Me Now" didn't go down too well with the judges
But they perservered and improved week on week and became more and more popular with the fans and the judges, Walsh, Take That star Gary Barlow, N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.
They narrowly avoided getting booted off the show after the Halloween episode, where Jade Ellis was voted off.
Two weeks later, they again avoided elimination after the popular but musically-limited Rylan Clark was voted off by the judges.
But as the competition became tougher, the boys were eventually voted off this weekend, leaving finalists Jahmene Douglas, Christopher Maloney and James Arthur battling it out this weekend.
But it doesn't look like the end for the boys as Walsh said they were the "next big boyband".
Below is a time line of our coverage of their time on X Factor featuring interviews and videos.