On The Xtra Factor tonight, Olly Murs and Caroline Flack revealed the judges and hosts' golden envelope early guess on who would win the show. The prediction process and golden envelope reveal has become a tradition on the Xtra Factor finale.
No judge or presenter could pick the correct answer this year, because girl group Little Mix were formed after the Boot Camp stage of the show.
Barlow singled out Cocozza at Boot Camp as his favourite act, while Louis Walsh supported the teenager and Northern Irish singer Janet Devlin.
Kelly Rowland also backed Devlin for victory, while Tulisa Contostavlos supported boyband Nu Vibe.
Dermot O'Leary was another Devlin supporter, Caroline Flack tipped Craig Colton, while Olly Murs got the closest to a finalist, backing Misha B for the title.
Cocozza was kicked off the ITV1 talent show during the live shows after breaking a "golden rule" of the competition. It was reported that the Brighton singer bragged to production staff about taking cocaine.
Barlow defended his selection of Cocozza, who was booed by audiences during the live shows, claiming that the teenager had exciting star quality during the early stages.
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