X Factor 2012: Louis Walsh: 'Christopher Maloney will always be a cruise ship singer'

Chris Maloney (X Factor 2012)

Louis Walsh has continued to dig at Christopher Maloney as The X Factor final approaches.

Chris avoided elimination again at the weekend, and his survival annoyed both Louis and Tulisa it's fair to say.

"Christopher is a good singer but he doesn’t look like a popstar," Louis complained this week. "He’ll always be a cruise ship singer to me.

"On the other hand, Jahmene and James look like bona fide entertainers.

"They’ve both got the whole package; stage presence, charisma, shedloads of talent... They’re the real deal. What you get backstage is the same as what you see on screen with those two."

Tulisa made similar comments about the remaining four acts, saying: "I want either James or Jahmene to win. They both have lots of soul and fire. James got his sexy on last weekend. I’m sure the girls at home would’ve been very pleased with his performance. He’s such a grounded, nice guy. I’d happily set him up with one of my mates. I can see why he’s popular with women."

Speaking to the official ITV1 X Factor website, Louis said: "I’d rather not comment on Chris. The more I criticise him, the more people seem to keep him in. It would be great to see James or Jahmene win this. I’m rooting for them."

The X Factor 2012 continues this weekend on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the final four acts singing songs that they hope will get them into the final.

On Sunday's results show, one more act get the axe and there will be performances from Pink and Tulisa.

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