Cruise ship crooner to duet with 'X Factor' judge Barlow in final


X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney is hoping a song by his mentor Gary Barlow could help him cruise to victory in the TV show's final this weekend.

The former cruise ship crooner will team up with judge Barlow to perform his Take That chart-topper Rule The World during the duets section of tonight's final.

Maloney has proved popular with viewers despite bookies ranking him the outsider to win the final and failing to gain the backing of the other contestants who made it through to the live stages of the show.

He is up against fellow finalists James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas.

The star-studded two-part finale, being staged in Manchester tonight and tomorrow, will see the trio trying to impress judges and viewers with a range of songs in the hope of winning the title.