X Factor 2012: Union J need police escort following fan hysteria at gig

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Former X Factor contestants Union J needed a police escort this week after fans trapped them in their vehicle following a concert.

The boyband performed in front of 1,800 screaming fans at The Buttermarket nightclub in Shrewsbury, England on Thursday night and their car was swamped by hundreds of overexcited devotees when they left the venue.

The group, who have signed a recording contract with Sony Music, delighted audience members with their performance and even shocked some fans with their impressive voices.

One crowd member told the Shropshire Star: “It was amazing and I can’t stop shaking. Their voices are just amazing and they are good looking as well.”

Another added: “They were really, really good and they sounded really good live – I was a bit shocked. I didn’t expect them to be that good.”

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The boys are set to return to The Buttermarket for another show on January 11 and hundreds of fans have already snapped up tickets.

After the gig this week, club owner Martin Monahan said: “Last night Union J completely stormed the crowd, it was electric.

“We’re delighted to announce that they will be returning in just a couple of weeks time to do it all again, although this time all ages can come along and enjoy them as long as under-16s are accompanied.”

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Union J are the second X Factor act to perform at the club after fellow former contestant Rylan Clark took to the stage just before Christmas.

Winner James Arthur is due to perform at the venue tonight and runner-up Jahmene Douglas is set to sing on Sunday, with Ella Henderson performing on January 5.

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