X Factor 2012 results: Louis Walsh happy Chris Maloney is out!

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2012)

Louis Walsh is happy Christopher Maloney is out of The X Factor 2012 final.

Christopher finished in third place on last night's XFactor 2012 results, leaving James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas to go head to head on tomorrow night's final.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor after the results, Louis sniped: "The right two are in the final, talent always gets there and the public got it right. It's going to be huge."

Louis insisted he couldn't call it between Jahmene and James, but was still backing Jahmene.

He told Olly Murs and Caroline Flack on ITV2: "It's very close and it's going to go right to the wire.

"They're both amazing singers but I've always backed Jahmene, but I think James is slightly in the lead now."

With two acts in the final, Nicole Scherzinger added: "I feel like I've already won, I didn't win once, I won twice with my boys, they're the final two."

Meanwhile, Chris' mentor Gary backed the Liverpudlian star.

He said: "He's had a great weekend, to come third out of 48,000 people, unbelievable.

"To get to third in the competition, this is gong to change his life, six moths ago he was working in a call centre. His phone will be off the hook."

Browse pictures of The X Factor 2012 final below…

The X Factor 2012 continues tomorrow night with the live final results in Manchester from 7:40PM on ITV1.

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

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