X Factor 2012 results: Chris Maloney wins wild card spot

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Chris Maloney has won a spot in the X Factor 2012 live shows after winning the wild card spot.

On Sunday we saw each of the four judges pick an extra act to compete for a thirteenth spot int he live shows.

For the boys, Nicole picked Adam Burridge, for the groups, Louis picked Times Red, for the overs, Gary picked Chris and for the girls, Tulisa picked Amy Mottram.

The public were then given the chance to vote for their favourite, with lines closing at midday earlier today.

On tonight's first live show, Dermot revealed that Chris Maloney had taken the spot.

Falling to his knees in tears, Chris eventually managed to get some words out, telling Dermot: "I just want to thank everyone who's voted for me, and everyone at home.

"I'm just so happy, and so proud that everyone has voted for me."

Chris joins the remaining X Factor finalists and will perform tonight for the first time alongside them.

TellyMix readers and the bookies had previously tipped Chris to win the wild card vote, leaving Gary Barlow with four acts in the competition.

Watch our recent interview with Chris below!

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