James Arthur slams Christopher Maloney

'X Factor' singer James Arthur doesn't think fellow contestant Christopher Maloney should have stayed in the competition over Ella Henderson


This article is from 2012.

James Arthur at Winter Wonderland

James Arthur

James Arthur wanted Christopher Maloney out of 'X Factor' instead of Ella Henderson.

The 24-year-old wannabe was devastated when he was placed in the bottom two alongside the 16-year-old star earlier this month, and he was disappointed the former cruise ship warbler didn't get voted out of the competition instead of the 'Missed' hitmaker.

James told Now magazine: "I was much more of a fan of Ella Henderson, so I would've preferred to have seen him go that week. But that wasn't the case - it was me versus Ella."

The pop hopeful, who is mentored by Nicole Scherzinger, insists he would "lose a bit of faith" in the ITV1 talent show if Christopher wins 'The X Factor', and he won't be queuing up to buy his album after the competition.

He said: "I personally wouldn't buy his album.

"If Chris was to win, as a punter I'd lose a bit of faith in what the show is looking for."

James and Christopher will both compete in the 'X Factor' semi-finals on Saturday (01.12.12) along with Jahmene Douglas, 21, and boy band Union J.

Former supermarket worker Jahmene is currently the bookmakers' favourite to win the series.

This article is from 2012.

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'The Story So Far' tour on the road.

O2 Academy Sheffield

Mon 29 May

£33.60 / 0844 477 2000

O2 Apollo Manchester

Sun 26 Mar

£34.16–£40.32 / 0844 477 7677


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