The X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan is the most listened to contestant

Lucy SpragganThe X Factor 2012 finalist Lucy Spraggan's music is the most popular with viewers, according to music-oriented social networking website Last.fm.

The service - which enables users to track their listening habits via 'scrobbling' - has logged a total of 21,410 plays of Lucy's tracks to date.

Ella Henderson - another of Tulisa's girls - claims second place with 10,798 plays, while James Arthur is in third with 6,033 plays.

However, Lucy's figure is no doubt boosted by the sudden chart success of her independently-released debut album and single 'Last Night', which reached the Top 40 following the broadcast of her audition.

Chris Price, Last.fm's Head of Music, commented: "If Last.fm's data is anything to go by, we could be looking at an X Factor winner who not only has a fantastic voice, but is also a talented musician and song writer."

Meanwhile, Rylan Clark - who has polarised viewers with his comparative lack of vocal ability - is the least popular, with just 67 plays.

Price added: "As is often the case, the public seem to have taken a shine to the least musically talented contestant, Rylan, and have kept him in the competition.

"As the series progresses it will be interesting to see how much longer he can last on antics alone. "

The current chart of the remaining finalists' Last.fm scrobbles is as follows:

  • Lucy Spraggan - 21,410
  • Ella Henderson - 10,798
  • James Arthur - 6,033
  • Union J - 2,305
  • Jade Ellis - 2,214
  • District3 (GMD3) - 1,720
  • Kye Sones - 891
  • Jahmene Douglas - 369
  • Christopher Maloney - 294
  • Rylan Clark - 64

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