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Fantasy 'X Factor' - Make your predictions: Play along

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In the trusted words of Louis Walsh, this year's X Factor is bigger than ever. And Reality Bites wants to get into the spirit of the show, by revealing a new weekly feature that should hopefully brighten up your Saturday nights.

Fantasy X Factor is our new game (just for fun - we don't endorse gambling!) where you have to predict the winners, the losers and some of Louis Walsh's awful one-liners ahead of every live show.

The X Factor 2012 judges Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh

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You can win points for every correct prediction. You can play every week against Digital Spy or just do it for fun against your mates. It's silly clean fun with added Rylan Clark. What more could you want?

The Top Four
The X Factor: The Groups - Union J

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The X Factor: The Girls - Ella Henderson

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The X Factor: The Boys - Jahmene

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The X Factor: The Overs - Carolynne Poole

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This is simple. Predict the four acts you believe will make the Top Four. For every one you get right, reward yourself 100 points. Easy.

Reality Bites is being unusually cautious and predictable in its picks this year. After rooting for Wagner and Miss Frank in previous series, we're hoping to have better luck in 2012.

Ella Henderson is an obvious first pick. Early favourites tend to run out of steam, but she doesn't have the irritant factor that Danyl Johnson and Janet Devlin had and her vocals can't be quibbled with.

Jahmene is a sweet lad with more personality and wit than the producers have shown so far. He'll have to slip up or lose his nerve not to make the final.

Carolynne Poole is Gary's best bet of a winner with the Overs and the Take That man should push her to the latter stages.

And likewise, Union J might be Louis's best bet of finding this year's One Direction. Half of them look like they could be in One Direction for heaven's sake, what more do you need?

The Dark Horse
The X Factor: The Girls - Jade Ellis

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The Dark Horse is the act that you never saw coming. The one that passed you by at Boot Camp and the Auditions, but who you believe could pull off a shock like Little Mix, Joe and Alexandra and run away with the victory. If your Dark Horse wins the whole thing, give yourself 500 points.

Jade Ellis is our selection. She's got dynamite vocals, she's easy to warm to on and off stage and the fact that she's slipped into the Top 12 unnoticed can't do her any harm in the long run. To use a classic Cowell catchphrase - she's on a journey!

The Wildcard
X Factor Wild Cards : Amy Mottram

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Some quick points to win this week are in the wildcard vote. Amy, Times Red, Chris and Adam go head-to-head for the 13th spot in the Live Shows. Give yourself 50 points if you correctly guess the winner.

Our call? It has to be Chris Maloney. He's got the regional vote. He's had the most air-time. He's got Gary Barlow rooting for him. Only Amy has a chance of beating him.

First Elimination
X Factor contestant Melanie Masson

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The first elimination is always a very tough call. It's probably the week where the performances actually matter the most as characters haven't developed, sob stories haven't been milked and Louis hasn't had the chance to make one of his acts look like a proper wally. So award yourself 150 points if you correctly name the losing act on Sunday's show.

It's a total hunch, but we reckon Melanie Masson may be in trouble this weekend. She's utterly lovely and a decent singer, but we're not sure who her fanbase will be in week one.

The groups will no doubt have it tough as GMD3 and Union J battle for the teen vote and MK1 have to muddle along with Louis. But we reckon when it comes to the judges' vote, most of the groups would be given a second chance.

Cliché of the week
Louis Walsh on ITV1's Daybreak

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The final way to win points is by picking a cliché of the week. This can't be a vague 'one judge moans about another judge's song'. This has to pretty much be a word-for-word quote cliché or ridiculous moment from the weekend's shows. Remember "Little Lenny Henry". Remember Gummo-gate? The leaving act promising that we "haven't heard the last" from them - you get the idea.

If you can predict one correctly, you'll get 100 more points.

Our cliché of the week guess in week one has to go to Louis Walsh - a man who believes that one corny line is never enough. If he doesn't call Union J "a young One Direction" and George Shelley "a little Harry Styles" at some point in the series, we'll eat a hatstand. So why not in episode one?

Play along with Reality Bites below! Let us know your weekly predictions!

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