X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney is a big Cheryl Cole fan!

Christopher Maloney (X Factor 2012)

X Factor singing sensation Christopher Maloney has revealed he's a big fan of Cheryl Cole.

The 34-year-old from Liverpool will be meeting the Girls Aloud star at Gary Barlow's judges' houses if he makes it through to bootcamp, and it sounds like Chris was thrilled by the news of Gary's helper!

"I’m a big fan of Cheryl," he said. "In fact, the last song I listened to at the side of the stage before auditioning was Call The Shots by Girls Aloud. She’s dead sexy too."

But showing a rather range of musical inspiration, Chris also said he hoped idol Bette Midler had seen his audition.

Chris wowed the judges with her track The Rose on Saturday night to win a spot in bootcamp.

He said: "I would be made up if she saw my performance. I would love Bette Midler to tweet me. Imagine that?"

In an interview with the official ITV1 X Factor website, Chris revealed just why he had chosen this year to apply.

He explained: "Every year, I’d fill out an application form and then rip it up. I’d watch the show and cry, thinking how much I wanted to be up on that stage. I’m really working on my nerves, although it’s very hard to change your pattern of thinking overnight."

Watch our recent video interview with the loveable scouser below!

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