The Liverpudlian was booed by the studio audience on last night's results show after it was revealed that he had progressed ahead of Henderson and James Arthur.
However, Maloney defended his position on the ITV1 talent contest and thanked viewers for continuing to show faith in him, despite a barrage of criticism from the judges.
"I know Ella's going to be big. She's going to be massive. She's got a bit future ahead of her," he told Xtra Factor.
"People are voting for who they want to win and I'm just so grateful I've got loyal supporters. I can't thank them enough.
"Ella's a great girl and a fantastic singer. Ella was brought in by the judges. I was brought in as the public choice, I was the wildcard - and the public have stayed with me.
"I just can't thank them enough. I just hope I deserve a place in the competition. I'm working my socks off."
The X Factor continues this weekend with Motown and ABBA themes.
The X Factor 2012 Results Show 7:
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