X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow wants James Arthur to win

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Gary Barlow admitted he is hoping James Arthur will win this year's show tonight.

Of course, Gary claimed he'd only want to see James win if his last remaining over Christopher Maloney went out.

But we reckon secretly even Gary doesn't want Chris winning.

Tonight saw James performing Can't Take My Eyes Off of You by Lauryn Hill for this weekend's guilty pleasures theme.

The 'unplugged' performance saw James on stage with his guitar once more, having put his own spin on the original track.

Gary said: "Putting my category aside – and I probably shouldn’t say this – I want you to win this competition."

The Take That star gushed: "I just think you’re brilliant. I love your music, your interpretation, I love how you get embarrassed. I love everything about you. Well done."

Louis Walsh added: "James, every week you pick a brilliant song and do it the James Arthur way.

"You are definitely going to get a record deal, you are a ready made artist.

Watch James Arthur singing Can't Take My Eyes Off of You below...

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows continue tomorrow night on ITV1 with latest results show.

As well as another elimination, Sunday's show will feature performances from Olly Murs and Alicia Keys.

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