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Fantasy 'X Factor' final - Make Your Predictions

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After months of tears, twists, controversies, bum notes, barnstorming performances and Rylan, The X Factor wraps up for another year in a matter of hours, and our weekends become just a little bit more boring.

But the eventual winner of that lucrative record contract won't be the only one celebrating on Sunday - not if we manage to beat you lot when the whistle blows on our Fantasy X Factor game. Check out our last load of predictions and make some of your own in the comments below!

The X Factor: Union J

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Our points from last week:
Okay, fine, our risky prediction of James Arthur being eliminated in the semis was a little bit dumb. There's nothing wrong with taking a gamble in the world of Fantasy X Factor, but deep down we knew the guy who gave the 'performance of the series' wouldn't go home over tepid boyband Union J, who already had seven of their eight feet out the door when the show started.

The judges, though, did surprise us by turning the semis into a massive love-in instead of an all-out slanging match. So on a relatively peaceful night, we're gonna have to award Louis Walsh the most controversial comment for comparing Union J to The Beatles. It made our jaws drop at least. Oh, and we'll snatch some more points for predicting that Nicole Scherzinger would be the first to cry - though, honestly, anyone who saw The X Factor USA last year could have seen that coming.

Total points so far: 900

The X Factor Week 9: Jahmene.

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The X Factor winner: 100 points
It's crunch time, folks! Stand by your confetti canons and prepare to declare "blah blah was robbed" on your social networking site of choice, because very soon either James Arthur, Jahmene Douglas or Christopher Maloney will be crowned winner of The X Factor 2012.

The contestants, judges and hosts have been banging on all series about how the competition is so wide open, but on this occasion it's not just a viewer-baiting soundbite. We too could see any of the final three taking the title. James Arthur has achieved the magic combination of being a credible artist with underdog status after falling in the bottom two a couple of weeks back, Christopher Maloney obviously has his massive silent fanbase, plus the backing of viewers who feel sorry him and/or want to stick it to Simon Cowell, while Jahmene has remained solid and likeable throughout the entire show.

Here's how we think everything will go down - James will come third, as unlike Chris and Jahmene, he's finished in the bottom two before - hinting that there's less people supporting him than we think - and nobody who's landed in the bottom two has ever gone on to win The X Factor.

For many, Chris Maloney winning would be a nightmare and we reckon the cheesy bugger will keep us worried until the last minute - but ultimately, it'll be Jahmene signing his name on that record contract. Our reasoning? The final is often the only time many X Factor fans vote, and it seems to be the consensus among casual viewers that Chris simply cannot win. We think the influx of support from these previously dormant viewers and the former James Arthur fans if he does indeed finish third will be enough to push the ex-ASDA worker over the top. And Simon Cowell can breathe a sigh a of relief.

The X Factor: Gary Barlow and Christopher Maloney.

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The duets: Potential 150 points
Before anyone can get their grubby, potentially Liverpudlian mitts on that shiny winner's single though, they'll have to stand shoulder to shoulder with their mentors for those famous X Factor duets. We know there's song spoilers out there, but we at Digital Spy promise, hand on heart, we haven't seen them - the below is pure speculation.

When DS met Gary, Nicole and the finalists earlier this week, they were all keeping schtum about the song choices - but they did let slip a few teasers. For instance, Nicole has ruled out covering a Pussycat Dolls song or any of her solo material, but she didn't say anything about covers.

We know Scherzy is a fan of performing Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' at her gigs, and we know James Aruthur is a fan of rejiggering well-weathered pop to make it sound fresh again - surely this the perfect match for them? As for Jahmene, well, both he and Scherzy love a big note, he'll want to sing something wholesome with a soul sound and Emeli Sandé, one of the special guests for the final, will be kicking about backstage. We wouldn't be shocked to see them tackle 'Next To Me'.

Gaz Baz, meanwhile, has made no such promises about avoiding his own back catalogue, and Chris told us that the duet has made his "dreams come true". To us, that sounds like he's talking about singing a Gary Barlow song with Gary Barlow. Now, which Take That track could we see on a cruise ship? 'Rule The World', maybe? Grab yourself 50 points for every duet you get right - providing you haven't seen the spoilers. Be honest now!

Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos
X Factor 2012

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Cliché of the week: 100 points
It's the X Factor final, which means the judges will be falling over each other to give their catchphrases one last airing. Even the bookies have recognised this, offering punters the chance to bet on what will be the first cliché to crop up.

Because we love you guys (most of the time) and we don't want your night to be completely ruined if you lose the bet, we're offering a consolatory 100 points to anyone who correctly predicts the second cliché of the final. You might not be able to use them as legal tender, but it'll give you another shot at feeling like a right winner!

So, what are our thoughts? Louis and Tulisa are clearly desperate for Maloney to lose, which means there's a high chance one will give the public a prod by saying something critical like "You picked the wrong song" once the standard "You deserve to be in this final", "You have been on a journey" and "Pick up the phone" are out of the way. But honestly, no matter whether we get those points, we just want to hear Louis talk about "po-ten-tial" one last time.

What are your predictions for this week's X Factor final? Leave your comments below!

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