XFactor 2012: Simon Cowell has 'no plans' for Christopher Maloney

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2012)

Simon Cowell has reportedly made "no plans" for Christopher Maloney if he wins the X Factor.

According to Louis Walsh (so believe what you will), Simon's only interested in James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas.

Speaking ahead of the final tomorrow, Louis said: “Simon is in America working his own show.

“I spoke to him this week and I know he loves James and Jahmene but I don’t remember him talking about Chris, no.”

And taking some more swipes at the the Liverpudlian singer, Louis sai: “Chris, who is Chris? Oh he is still there, the Liverpool guy. He has got a nan there.

“He is a good singer, but I don’t think he is a star.

"He is like Tony Christie. He is a great singer but he is not Tom Jones.”

Louis added: “Last week in the semi final on his first song he was good, especially if you close your eyes.

"But then I opened them – and he was there!

“Then when he did the Michael Buble song he was back to Chris the karaoke singer or cruise ship singer.”

And Louis was pretty clear when it came to who he wanted to win, telling reporters: "I like James but Jahmene I have loved from day one. It is his voice and he keeps getting better and better.

“James is the ready made thing, he can go out there tomorrow and sell out places and make a great album.”

Chris however was keen to hit back at Louis' claims, saying: "Simon signs off the winner’s single. I’ve recorded it so that’s enough said, isn’t it? To be honest, Simon does what he wants to do, it’s his show.

“At the end of the day, if he didn’t want me in it I wouldn’t be here.”

Browse pictures of the judges and finalists arriving for the X Factor 2012 final below...

The X Factor 2012 continues this 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, Kelly Clarkson, Rita Ora, Kylie Minogue, Rhianna and Emeli Sande

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