Liverpool's X factor finalist Christopher Maloney doesn't have the X Factor, according to judge Louis Walsh.
Watch the full interview as Chris Maloney and Gary Barlow talk to Granada's Caroline Whitmore ahead of the X Factor final in Manchester
X factor finalist Christopher Maloney is returning to Liverpool for a special performance ahead of Saturday's final in Manchester.
After weeks of auditions and tears and heartache for both the judges and contestants, the 24 hopefuls who have made it to the judges houses stage of The X Factor have been revealed.
It was good news for Paul Akister, 24, from Lancaster, who has been a gigging club singer since the age of 17 and now wants to move on to bigger things.But there were tears from Stephanie Woods, 20, from Skelmersdale, who was sent home.
The two dozen wannabes are bidding for a place in the final 12 who will be part of the live finals over the coming weeks on the ITV show.
James Arthur to win!! Rhianna on her way!! Crowd going mad and she's not on yet! http://t.co/9lTqsxgB
Liam from 1D! http://t.co/sCXgEI1r
Liverpool's Christopher Maloney said he felt like he has already won by getting this far in the X Factor competition after losing out on a place in the final.
His mentor, Gary Barlow, congratulated him on his achievement.
Kylie Minogue will perform this evening at the X Factor final in Manchester.
Earlier today, Liverpool finalist Christopher Maloney tweeted that the Australian singer 'wished him luck' and gave her support:
Kylie wished Me luck and gave me all her support. wow! starstruck isn't the word. thanks kylie xx http://t.co/g8Az9vDN
Liverpool's Christopher Maloney has taken to the stage at the X Factor live finals in Manchester.
Christopher, who was once a ship's crooner, sang 'What a Feeling' from the film Flashdance.
Judge Louis Walsh said: "You're the peoples' champion. You always come out fighting. You always deliver. I loved your high notes. Christopher, you've done it, you've changed your life, and you're not going back to Liverpool."
Jahmene Douglas has performed first at the X Factor live shows in Manchester.
He performed the song 'Move On Up' in front of a giant Big Ben.
The X Factor live finals are being held tonight and tomorrow evening at Manchester Central.
Around 10,000 fans will see the show each night with millions more watching at home.
Granada Report's entertainment correspondent Caroline Whitmore caught up with some very excited fans.
Liverpool X Factor finalist Christoper Maloney has taken to Twitter to announce his winner's single.
If Maloney wins the ITV1 show, his first single will be "The Reason", by the modern rock band Hoobastank.
if I win my winners charity single is the reason xx