Jahmene is X Factor favourite
Singer Jahmene Douglas was yesterday the bookies' favourite to win the X Factor.
The 22-year-old, who grew up in Peasedown St John, is being tipped to win the show with odds of 11/8, beating James Arthur on 6/4 and Christopher Maloney on 26/5.
He will compete in the final this weekend, and said winning would change his life – and that of his mum.
Jahmene, who now lives in Swindon where he had been working in an Asda supermarket, had previously revealed how mum Mandy Wood suffered horrific abuse at the hands of his father Eustace.
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She now works with charity Women's Aid, and Jahmene said: "Winning would give mum that hope she's always needed to move on from everything that has happened in the past."
On last Saturday night's show Jahmene paid tribute to his late brother Daniel by dedicating a song to him.
Daniel took his own life in Bath in 2008 after witnessing the horrific violence by his father, who was jailed in 2003 for an attack on Mandy.
The popular 22-year-old had worked as a fitness instructor at Bath Sports and Leisure Centre and the South Wansdyke Centre in Midsomer Norton.
Contestants had been asked to sing a song that meant something to them, with Jahmene choosing the Whitney Houston ballad I Look To You – the song he had sung at his brother's funeral but had been unable to finish.
He said: "My brother was always there and now that's gone I am the replacement for my sisters and my other brothers and I want to show I am strong enough and I think this will be the turning point."
His performance reduced judge and mentor Nicole Scherzinger to tears, and secured him a place in the final.