XFactor 2012: Simon Cowell fears "dated" Christopher Maloney will win

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell fears "dated" Christopher Maloney winning The X Factor 2012.

Last night saw Union J leave the show in the latest XFactor 2012 results, leaving the competition in fourth place.

There was no sing off or bottom two, with Union J leaving having received the fewest votes resulting in James, Christopher and Jahmene Douglas progressing through to the final.

Chris made it through despite struggling with his performances due to a vomitting bug.

A source revealed to the Daily Mirror today: “Chris was very ill but is a real trouper and went ahead. He didn’t want anything to get in the way of making the final.

"The doctor ruled out food poisoning – it might be the winter vomiting bug. He was in a really bad way.”

While Chris isn't the favourite to win, it's clear that the Liverpudlian singer has plenty of support having never been in the bottom two of the series this year.

The Daily Mirror report that X Factor boss Simon fears that Chris winning the show will make the series feel "dated".

Taking to Twitter last week however, Simon said Sony would be fully behind whoever won the show in next weekend’s final.

Although we reckon Simon has everything crossed it won’t be Chris!

He tweeted: “On the uk show I do have a favourite but its your vote that determines the winner. Whoever wins will get the backing of Sony.”

And Simon added: “I do think the us and uk finals are going to be close and that makes it more exciting. Especially if a group wins the us show!”
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The X Factor 2012 continues next weekend with the live final in Manchester.

Chris Maloney, Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur will be battling it out to be crowned winner, while there will be performances from One Direction, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna and Emeli Sande.

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