Former X factor winner Matt Cardle said he believes Christopher Maloney will win the competition.
The Liverpool singer is up against Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur in the three-way decider in Manchester this weekend.
The 2010 X factor winner said he would like to see James Arthur win but that his money is on Maloney.
He said: "I couldn't see as much of it as I wanted to, or should have done, through being so busy recording and being back and forward to the US.
"It's a shame that Ella isn't in the final but it's great that James is there. But I think I will stick my money on Mr Maloney.
"James is a great artist but you never know what can happen, and Christopher has been getting a lot of votes."
Bookmaker William Hill has Douglas as favourite at 5/4, while Arthur is at 11/8 and Maloney trails on 7/2.
Maloney has come from early odds of 100/1 to make it to the final.
More top news
Monday starts cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the NW. Rather windy also. Brightening later
Sir Bruce Forsyth, Sir Cliff Richard and the Prime Minister have been among those paying tribute to Cilla Black following news of her death.
Grass pollen counts remain low for the new week. Some weed and fungal spores airborne. Grass season in decline