X Factor 2012: James Arthur is new favourite with TellyMix readers

James Arthur (X Factor 2012)

James Arthur is the new favourite to win The X Factor 2012 with Telly Mix readers.

Although given that you've all been backing Ella Henderson and wanting Christopher Maloney out, we'll confess it probably doesn't mean much!

With her elimination, Ella leaves the top free for a new name and its James, who was in the bottom two with Ella last week, who takes over.

Jahmene Douglas meanwhile is close behind, and it looks like the pair could be neck and neck if they both make the final next month.

Union J remain in the middle of the pack while once again it's Rylan Clark and Christopher Maloney who are bottom and in danger for tomorrow night's results.

With the bookies, the Essex boy is 11/10 favourite to get the boot this weekend. Barlow’s own act, Christopher Maloney, is the 15/8 second favourite to be eliminated.

Following Ella Henderson’s shock exit last weekend, William Hill are offering 20/1 that more of the same sees Jahmene eliminated this week and James Arthur is a 16/1 chance to be the one to go. Union J are in the middle at 10/3.

“Gary has made no secret of his objection to Rylan’s continued place on the show but it looks as though his constant sniping has had the opposite effect and given the voting masses an underdog to root for”, said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Be sure to check back after tonight's show for our new poll, but for now, vote for you favourite below...

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The X Factor 2012 continues tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD, with the final five acts sing two tracks each with Abba and Motown themes.

Sunday's results show will see one more act get the axe, and there will be performances from Rhianna and Bruno Mars.

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