Nicole Scherzinger has predicted that Jahmene Douglas, James Arthur and Ella Henderson will make the final.
With three live shows down and the fourth this evening, Nicole confessed she doubts that Rylan will make it much further.
But speaking to The Sun, Nicole was confident that her other two boys would make it all the way to December's big live show in Manchester.
"I spent a lot of time with Jahmene and his mum this week, it was heartbreaking. But now I’ve been educated about the past, I want to help," Nicole told the newspaper. “I love him and his mum Mandy, it just kills me to hear the stories. But that just means, as I told him, that he’s here for a great purpose.”
Nicole also suggested that Union J were the dark horses of the competition, and were one of the biggest risks to her boys.
She warned: “Don’t underestimate them.”
But Nicole didn't have much faith in Rylan, despite being determined to put him through to the live shows at bootcamp.
She told the tabloid: “I don’t think Rylan’s head space is, ‘I’m going to win’.
“He just wants to give the best performance every week and prove that he is not there as a joke.”
[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues tonight with a spooky Halloween themed episode as the remaining ten contestants perform live once again.
The latest results show follows tomorrow evening, which will feature performances from Fun. and Robbie Williams, as well as one more act being given the boot.