X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow has enjoyed the show more this year

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judge Gary Barlow has admitted he's enjoying the show more this year.

Gary has only one act left the show and despite it being Christopher Maloney, he reckons he could still win the series.

"It's been fun this year, it's been a different series for me, I've been more relaxed and taken on the madness a bit more," he said.

Speaking to Caroline Flack and Olly Murs on the Xtra Factor, Gary revealed his favourite part of the series was still the auditions.

He said: "I really enjoyed the auditions this time, other than the Xtra Factor! I thought it was absolutely chaos... brilliant."

Gary previously cast doubt on a return to the show next year, and admitted he’s not sure about judging along side Simon Cowell on the series.

The Take That star confessed he wasn’t too keen on Simon coming back onto the panel, amid rumours of a rocky relationship between the pair.

It was claimed earlier this year that Simon was annoyed when ITV went over his head to sign up Gary for a second series, with Simon keen to replace him.

“Could I judge alongside Simon Cowell if he came back? Mmm, I don’t know,” Gary told the Daily Mirror last week.

“I have enjoyed this series more than last year but the show feels like it has been going on for a year this time.

“If this is my last year, I’ve had a lot of fun and enjoyed every minute.”

Browse pictures of the latest X Factor performances below…

The X Factor 2012 live shows tonight on ITV1 and ITV1HD with the semi-final results show.

There will be performances from Pink and Tulisa as well as the final elimination of the series.

There's no sing off on this evening's results, meaning act with the lowest votes will automatically get the axe.

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