With the stage set for this weekend’s X Factor final, let’s preview the potential winners:
- Christopher Maloney
He will be singing with his mentor Gary Barlow in the finals tonight. He has been criticised by the judges week after week and been receiving abuse through Twitter but all this has not stopped him from getting to the finals.
He was voted back into the show as a wild card by the voters which resulted in Gary giving him the title “The People’s Choice.” Clearly he is seeing how he has outlasted acts like Ella Henderson who was a favourite to win the show but was voted out a few weeks ago. In response to being voted onto the show, Chris said “The public chose me and have kept me in this competition from the beginning. The support and loyalty have been unbelievable.” I just think that having a mentor like Gary has been his saving grace in this competition.
He can come off a bit cheesy but he is definitely good at what he does. He may not have a “pop” career but he could definitely do something in theatre.
- Jahmene Douglas
He has been one of my favorites from the beginning. He delivers outstanding vocal performances each week but he has been criticized for not managing to connect with the audience. He has a very shy personality which is often overshadowed by the other acts and it has been difficult for the audience to get to know him. This is probably the biggest challenge for him in terms of winning the show. We all know that the audience needs to feel some sort of attachment to the act if they are going to vote.
Nobody can deny that he has the best voice in the competition as he belts out ballads every week. He is similar to Leona Lewis with a great voice and quiet personality and even if he doesn’t win, he is going to go far.
- James Arthur
He is another one of my favourites. James has been wowing the judges and audience week after week. Every time you think you’ve seen his best, he comes back the following week and delivers a performance better than the week before. He kind of has it all – looks, swag, unique voice, confidence, versatility and he can play the guitar!
James is the favourite to win this weekend’s final and he has 3 judges rooting for him. My prediction – James has this in the bag!
Have a look at the trailer for tonight’s X Factor final: