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Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos have admitted that they do not want Christopher Maloney to win The X Factor. When asked to name their choice of winner, both judges praised finalists Jahmene Douglas and James Arthur, but agreed that the 34-year-old Liverpudlian would "struggle in the long term" in the music industry.

Speaking to journalists including Digital Spy, Walsh said: "I wouldn't be disappointed [if Maloney won], because I think long term the talent always wins - look at Olly [Murs]... One Direction. They didn't win the show, but they have amazing careers." He added: "[Maloney]'s a good singer, he's a nice guy, but we're looking for a star." When asked what qualities the show's winner needs, the music manager (more) »


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