X Factor fever hits No.10 Downing Street as Christopher, James and Jahmene perform at tree lighting ceremony
23:18 GMT, 3 December 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron has made no secret he's a fan of The X Factor.
So when it came to providing some music at the annual Downing Street tree-lighting ceremony, he looked to the ITV talent show to provide the entertainment.
After learning they were in the final on Sunday night, Christopher Maloney, James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas continued their exciting week by performing for the PM.
It's an X Factor Christmas: David Cameron is joined by Nicole Scherzinger and X Factor finalists Jahmene Douglas, James Arthur and Christopher Maloney at No. 10 Downing Street
Pride: Nicole listened to her boys singing on the steps of Downing Street
The trio were joined by glamorous
judge Nicole Scherzinger, who proudly listened to 'her boys' singing as
she stood next to Mr Cameron.
three reality show contestants sang Silent Night to the delight of the
crowd huddled together outside the famous door of No.10.
the ceremony, an excited Christopher tweeted: 'Just turned on the
lights at downing st to raise awareness and help for a charity for kids
who only live short lives. so humbled.
Drawing a crowd: A select group of families were invited to the festive ceremony
Entertaining his guests: Cameron comes out of Downing Street with some young friends
'OMG! I've just switched the Christmas lights on at downing st! with Davie c! surreal.'
The Downing Street Christmas tree was presented to Cameron by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association last week.
The 20ft fir from Galloway in Scotland started being put up and decorated last Thursday.
The tree came from the Garrocher farm in Creetown after winning UK Christmas Tree Grower of the Year.
In the cabinet room: Christopher and Nicole managed to get a look inside some of the rooms at No.10
This photo is for 'me nan': Christopher has a candid photo with the PM
Hello London! The X Factor gang were in high spirits as they waved to fans
Garrocher Farm owner Mike Craig said is was the 'ultimate accolade' for his company and staff.
Meanwhile, all three finalists are preparing to make homecoming visits in their hometowns ahead of Saturday's X Factor final.
James will perform at Middlesbrough Town Hall and also visit his local pub and his former flat in his hometown of Saltburn – a seaside town just outside Middlesbrough – on Tuesday.
Jahmene will visit his former workmates at the Asda store in Swindon on Wednesday, before turning on the town centre's Christmas lights.
Christmas classic: The trio sang Silent Night to the assembled crowd
Forgotten the words, fellas The trio's appearance comes just 24 hours after they learned they were in the final
Blue Christmas: The tree lit up following the ceremony
Lighting up London: The 20ft fir towered over the crowd