X Factor 2012: Union J favourites to leave this weekend

Union J (X Factor 2012)

Union J are the favourites to leave in this weekend's X Factor 2012 semi-final.

The boys are edging closer to the X Factor exit door, with William Hill cutting their price for the boot, from 10/11 to 8/11 in the last 24 hours.

Should this prediction prove correct then Christopher Maloney, James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas are set to battle it out in next weekend’s final.

Jahmene and James are the 11/8 co favourites to walk away with the recording contract but dark horse and wild card winner Christopher Maloney is 9/2 to win the show.

“Union J have had a good run and they will almost certainly get a contract whether they win the X Factor or not. It is going to very close whomever makes it to the final!,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

With no sing off in the X Factor semi-final, it's down to the public votes alone to decide who will stay or go. The act with the fewest votes will get the axe in tomorrow night's results show.

Union J, having been in the bottom two three times before, have already started getting their online fanbase into a voting frenzy.

They tweeted tonight: "Ahhh the act who gets the least votes goes tomorrow!! No bottom 2 or judges choice ! Sooo nervous! JJ xxxx #UnionJToTheFinal "

Of course there's still two performances to come from all the acts and it could be make or break for them.

Tonight the finalists will be performing songs chosen by themselves to get them through to the final in Manchester next week.

> X Factor 2012: Tonight's semi-final song choices

The X Factor 2012 live shows continue tonight 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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