X Factor 2012: Double elimination this weekend?

X Factor logo

The X Factor 2012 could see a double elimination this weekend, it's been revealed..

Telly listings on the official ITV1 website say this Sunday night's results show will see a bottom three, hinting that two acts may be leaving.

With 13 stars in the competition this series thanks to another wild card twist, it means that bosses will definitely have to get rid of an extra act some when during the series.

Double eliminations in the previous two years, when there's been sixteen acts in the live shows, have seen the act with the fewest votes automatically sent home.

The next two acts with the fewest acts then battled it out in a sing off, with the judges deciding which one stays.

So far Carolynne Poole and Melanie Masson have both been eliminated, with both stars from Gary Barlow's overs category.

And unfortunately for Gary, his Liverpudlian crooner Christopher Maloney is given an early quote of 3/1 to face the axe this time next week, sharing favouritism with deadlock survivors District 3 (3/1).

Ella's remains the odds-on favourite for victory at 4/5, with her closest rival Jahmene given odds of 11/2.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Another one strikes the dust for Gary and it's not looking too rosy for his acts' chances next week either."


The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.

This weekend will see the remaining eleven finalists singing tracks with a Club Classics theme.

Get the latest news

Subscribe on YouTube