By EMILY SHERIDAN
It's going to be an all-male solo artist final for this year's X Factor after boy band Union J were voted off.
James Arthur, Christopher Maloney and Jahmene Douglas will fight to the winner's title at next weekend's grand final.
Call centre worker Christopher's appearance in the final three has been controversial, with the judges repeatedly giving him negative criticism during the live shows for being 'karaoke' and 'dated'.
However, having joined the show as a wildcard when the live episodes first began, it's clear the 34-year-old has a large following who have been voting him through every week.
Bookies are already predicting former shelf-stacker Jahmene, 22, could win the show with 11/10 odds.
James is next with 11/8 and Christopher is the outsider with 4/1 odds, according to Ladbrokes.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: 'The odds make it a two horse race but plenty are banking on outsider Maloney. The only certainty is that we'll be kept on our toes in the build up as it promises to be the busiest week in TV betting history.'
Middlesborough-native James, 24, was the first to find out he was through on Sunday's results show, after controversially ending up in the bottom two a fortnight ago with Ella Henderson.
He pumped his fists in the air, shouting: ''Yes, come on, come on!'