Who's the best X Factor act of all time? Top 10 countdown

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Over the years hundreds of contestants have graced the X Factor stage but who are the top finalists of all time?

Well now we know - statistically speaking, at least - with perhaps one of the most comprehensive countdowns yet, including analysis of the show's hit international versions.

Research carried out by the folks at www.poptop.uk.com has looked at everything from album sales and award wins to Facebook and Twitter likes.

And we can reveal that One Direction have been beaten to the top spot by Leona Lewis, while acts from both The X Factor USA and Australia have made it into the Top 10 list of X Factor finalists.

Check out the full countdown infographic below...

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