X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney’s first album will be a cross between Josh Groban and Russell Watson

Christopher Maloney has revealed what fans can expect from his debut album if he wins the X Factor next week.

The 34 year old will perform this Saturday in the series semi final and if he survives Sunday’s elimination, he will win one of three places in the grand finale on 8th and 9th December.

Tulisa Contostavlos has insisted that no one will buy his album if he does win and One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson tweeted last week saying:

“Who is gonna buy Christopher’s record ? Nobody.”

However Gary Barlow thinks the pair have got it wrong and said:

‘If people are voting for him there is clearly people out there willing to spend money on a phone call, I’m sure there are people willing to spend money on albums.’

Maloney is hoping he’s right because he’s already planning his debut record and he told heat magazine that the style will be a cross between Josh Groban and Russell Watson. He explained:

“I think my album will be like a Josh Groban type of music.”

“I’d say a mix of Josh Groban and Russell Watson.”

“Gary will be involved, he’s so supportive and he’s said he’ll help me with it.”

Barlow is known for being very supportive of his contestants when they leave the show and last year he worked with Marcus Collins on a number of tracks from his debut album.

However, Gary has revealed that he may be moving out of the judging game next year if Simon Cowell expresses an interest in returning to the X Factor UK, so we’re not sure what that will mean for his friendship with his old proteges.

Meanwhile, after his difficult week and the constant online abuse, Chris had a lovely surprise when he got to the X Factor rehearsal studio yesterday. His nan travelled down from Liverpool to pay him a surprise visit and he tweeted:

“Ello guys, rehearsals went well,nan came up an surprised me today, great to see her. off to a secret gig in 5 minutes that I’m singing at xx”

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