X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney thinks he won over Ella Henderson because the public are still backing their wildcard!

by Lisa McGarry

Christopher Maloney was elated to make it through the X Factor results show last night.

The 34 year old has been blasted, berated and booed on a weekly basis by the judges, the audience and Twitter users, however once again he escaped being placed in the bottom two and performing in the singoff.

Ella Henderson and James Arthur went head to head on Sunday and after their save me songs, the show went to deadlock and Ella was sent home.

Chris feels bad for the talented teen but is ‘happy’ that his fans are still backing him.

He said:

“I am so happy to have got through and I do feel for Ella but she’s going to be big isn’t she? She’s going to be massive. She’s got a great career ahead of her.”

Last night’s bottom two was a shocker, as both singers had been favourites to make the final and even win the competition next month.

Chris doesn’t know why they were in danger while he survived and added:

“It’s the public vote, people are voting for people that they want to win. I am so grateful that I have loyal voters, it’s fantastic. I can’t thank them enough.”

He thinks he has stayed on the ITV show, while Ella was sent home because the public have been behind him since the start of his wildcard journey.

The Liverpudlian of course wasn’t chosen by the judges but was voted back into the series by viewers and he thinks that’s the reason he’s survived for so long.

He said:

“Ella is a great girl and she’s a fantastic singer but my fans have been with me throughout. The judges picked Ella, I was not picked by the judges, I was the wildcard. I was the wildcard by public choice and the public have stayed right behind me. I can’t thank them enough.”

Last night, Chris was booed as Dermot O’Leary revealed he was going through to next week but he has implored people to see things from his perspective, insisting that he really does deserve his place in the series.

The former call centre worker said:

“I have worked so hard to be here, I hope that I deserve a place in the competition. I am working my socks off and giving it a million percent every week.”

Why do you think Chris has avoided the bottom two so far and why do you think people are voting for the former cruise ship singer?

We want to hear your opinions in the comments section below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!