The X Factor

The X Factor UK 2012 – Official Season Vote Totals

Credit: ITV

Each season, after the grand finale, the voting totals for the season are announced on The X Factor UK. This year is no different, as ITV was able to reveal that Liverpool’s own Christopher Maloney led the vote for the first seven weeks of the competition, only ceding the top spot after eventual winner, James Arthur, landed in the bottom 2 alongside presumptive frontrunner, Ella Henderson.

The list is full of interesting data, as James Arthur frequently landed in the middle of the pack for much of the competition, while Rylan Clark frequently leaped all over the list, rising as high as third in Week 2.

Wildcard Vote

Christopher Maloney 63.5%
Amy Mottram 17.8%
Times Red 12.5%
Adam Burridge 6.2%

Week 1

Christopher Maloney 28.8%
Jahmene Douglas 13.2%
Ella Henderson 13.1%
Union J 7.3%
Lucy Spraggan 7.3%
James Arthur 5.6%
Kye Sones 4.1%
District3 4.0%
Jade Ellis 4.0%
MK1 3.4%
Melanie Masson 3.2%
Rylan Clark 3.1%
Carolynne Poole 2.9%

Week 2

Christopher Maloney 21.9%
Jahmene Douglas 11.4%
Rylan Clark 10.2%
Ella Henderson 9.5%
Lucy Spraggan 7.6%
James Arthur 7.4%
Union J 7.1%
Kye Sones 5.3%
Jade Ellis 5.2%
MK1 5.1%
District3 4.7%
Melanie Masson 4.6%

Week 3

Christopher Maloney 22.6%
Jahmene Douglas 15.6%
Ella Henderson 10.2%
Rylan Clark 8.8%
District3 8.4%
James Arthur 7.4%
Lucy Spraggan 6.5%
Union J 5.9%
Jade Ellis 5.1%
Kye Sones 4.9%
MK1 4.6%

Week 4

Christopher Maloney 24.7%
Jahmene Douglas 15.4%
James Arthur 12.0%
District3 10.0%
Kye Sones 10.0%
Ella Henderson 8.2%
Rylan Clark 7.2%
Union J 6.3%
Jade Ellis 6.2%

Week 5

Christopher Maloney 27.6%
Jahmene Douglas 16.9%
District3 14.7%
Union J 10.4%
Ella Henderson 8.8%
James Arthur 7.7%
Rylan Clark 7.2%
Kye Sones 6.7%

Week 6

Christopher Maloney 23.6%
Jahmene Douglas 14.9%
James Arthur 14.0%
Ella Henderson 13.0%
Rylan Clark 12.4%
Union J 11.7%
District3 10.4%

Week 7

Christopher Maloney 26.4%
Jahmene Douglas 17.4%
Rylan Clark 15.7%
Union J 14.7%
James Arthur 13.7%
Ella Henderson 12.1%

Week 8

James Arthur 40.7%
Christopher Maloney 21.0%
Jahmene Douglas 18.1%
Union J 11.8%
Rylan Clark 8.4%

Week 9

James Arthur 41.2%
Jahmene Douglas 22.0%
Christopher Maloney 18.7%
Union J 18.1%

Week 10 FREEZE

James Arthur 51.7%
Jahmene Douglas 31.5%
Christopher Maloney 16.8%

Week 10 FINAL

James Arthur 53.7%
Jahmene Douglas 38.9%
Christopher Maloney (carried over from freeze) 7.4%

Credit: ITV

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Klope62 moderator

Well, definitely proved that Bottom 2 scares are effective.



- Ellas fanbase was completly overestimated.

- The act with the fewest votes always got eliminated (Even when the judges votes decided it)

- Union J YOYOed the whole competition

- Lucy Spraggan was always next to james in the rankings (in aroud 5th, 6th) and the week she left, he jumped to 3rd place (vote splitting?)

- Apart from week 1 District 3 always did better than Union J, until the week they got eliminated.


This is the reason it doesnt bother me that they reveal the rankings on the x factor USA, jahmane and Christopher topped the votes every week until week 8 (Tate and Carly in the USA case) , and james Arthur ended up winning after an average 5th place. Anything could happen.


@realphill excellent comments. Would add Arthur took control of vote from week 8. He gained all of the Ella vote from previous week as well as 5% from Maloney, 3% Union J and 7% from Rylan swing voters. James never looked back peaking at the end of the season while Maloney continued to fall.

Rickey moderator

@realphill Precisely why American Idol should open up the rankings on iTunes just like The Voice. It doesn't matter -- unless they are hell-bent on manipulating everything in secret.


@Rickey @realphill Agreed, ive always admired ITVs gesture of releasing the full voting stats at the end of every season, it gives the show some kind of credibility, some USA show should do the same... yes, im looking at you IDOL.