X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan 'least liked finalist' (at least according to Twitter)

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Lucy Spraggan is the least liked of this year's X Factor finalists, at least if Twitter is anything to go by.

While stars like Rylan Clark and Ella Henderson unsurprisingly command a lot of comments, it appears that the breakdown of negative and positive mentions is somewhat more interesting.

Using Hit Search Reputation Management Software, a sample of 10,000 tweets from after the weekend's second live show were analyzed.

Rylan took 10% of all mentions, but viewers were split on their thoughts, with a slight majority positive.

Ella Henderson, who drew comparisons to Adele despite her tender age, is currently in second with 8% of mentions, while squeaky clean boyband Union J are third with 7%.

Lucy Spraggan picked up 4% of all mentions, but almost 60% of those were negative, compared to an overwhelmingly positive reaction to Union J on the social networking website.

It seems that there's good news for Gary Barlow after losing two of his singers in two weeks, with both Kye and Christopher Maloney commanding high positive reactions.

Fewer people might have talked about Chris and Kye, but more than 60% of those Twitter users who mentioned the boys were doing so for the right reasons.

It perhaps adds some substance to the claims this morning that Chris Maloney is topping the X Factor vote results, despite negative comments from the judges.

The Hit Search Reputation Management Service works by capturing a brand’s "buzz" and dividing it into positive and negative opinion. By searching billions of information sources, - including blogs, message boards, forums,
news sites - this innovative reputation management service provides the most in-depth, real-time knowledge available to a brand.

And X Factor finalists, it seems.

Browse pictures of the X Factor UK contestants below...

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.

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