X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan, Union J lead Twitter buzz

Lucy Spraggan (X Factor 2012)

Union J and Lucy Spraggan have a commanding lead over their X Factor 2012 rivals in the twitter follower stakes.

Union J only formed at judges' houses, but have amassed a huge amount of 234,000 followers in just a few weeks.

The boys - made up of trio Triple J and soloist George Shelley - have the second biggest follower count of all the remaining finalists, with only Lucy Spraggan having morning.

But with just a few thousand between them, we suspect it won't be long until the group overtake!

Union J have already gained a big online fanbase, who have also been camping outside the show's Wembley studios this week in a bid to catch a glimpse of the boys.

Following Union J and Lucy is favourite to win, Ella Henderson, with 178,000 followers, while James Arthur has 172,000.

Union J's boy band rivals District3 have less than half the amount of followers, with 108,000 so far.

But proving that followers don't equal votes, Rylan Clark has over 137,000 fans on the social networking website, despite being in the bottom two last weekend.

Meanwhile Poor Melanie only has 20,000, bottom of the pile behind MK1 with 33,000 and Jade Ellis with 67,000.

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with performances from Taylor Swift and Rebecca Ferguson.

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