The 2012 season of Channel Seven’s hit talent show The X Factor has reached  the live performance round of the competition, with gay favourite Justin Standley, aka J Bear, among the top 12 finalists still competing.

The Sydney-based singer-songwriter became known as J Bear after winning Mr Manacle, Sydney Leather Pride’s Person of the Year and Sydney Pride’s Sexiest Male, all in 2006.

Guy Sebastian, the winning judge from last year, will be guiding J Bear through the live performance rounds.

Don’t forget to vote for J Bear each week.

The X Factor‘s live performance nights air Mondays and eliminations on Tuesday, both from 7.30pm.

Read our full interview with J Bear here.

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