X Factor 2012: Gary Barlow insists Christopher Maloney can win!

by Lisa McGarry

Gary Barlow has insisted that Christopher Maloney can win the X Factor.

The X Factor judge has been mentoring the 34 year old hopeful ever since the public voted him back onto the show as a wildcard act in October.

He may have been Barlow’s last choice but he’s turned out to be the last man standing, after Gary’s original acts Carolynne Poole, Melanie Masson and Kye Sones were eliminated early on.

It’s been claimed that the Liverpudlian is topping the public vote each weekend and on The Xtra Factor a caller asked Gaz if the fact that he has never been in the bottom two before, means that Chris is set to win the show next month.

The Take That star replied:

“Listen, you are right he hasn’t [been in the singoff] of course, so I think all of us would say we see our acts as winners.”

The dad of three added:

“There is no reason at all why Christopher can’t win this competition. He has got a great voice, it’s as simple as that with Christopher.”

If only Simon Cowell agreed! It’s been reported that the music mogul is doing all in his power to stop Chris taking the title on the 9th of December and certainly many of his minions are trying to whip up public support for other acts.

Little Mix have been publicly backing James Arthur, as have most of One Direction. Niall Horan has been getting behind Union J too and Sharon Osbourne was tweeting the guys good luck on Sunday night.

In contrast 1D’s Louis Tomlinson has been repeatedly slating Chris on Twitter, calling the former cruise ship singer ‘nasty’ and asking his six millions followers ‘who would buy his records?’.

Maloney is ignoring the hate and getting on with the job in hand and he’s back in rehearsals, perfecting his song’s for this Saturday’s semi final.

He tweeted this morning saying:

“Good morning guys! Just getting ready to go to rehearsals, can’t wait. I am going to dedicate one of my songs to you all on saturday. xx”

Chris added:

“Really putting in the extra work this week as need to be great for you on Saturday xx”

What do you think X Factor fans? Can Christopher Maloney win? Are you backing him? Leave your comments 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!