The former Pussycat Doll, who looked glamourous in a black fishtail However a shadow was cast over the show after finalist Christopher Maloney was dropped from the final programme after disrupting rehearsals.Maloney, 34, was voted off the talent show on Saturday night but was meant to sing in a Christmas medley with the other contestants.Before trying out for X Factor, he also tried his hand on The Voice - but his audition never even aired.During that time, he shared music on Sound Cloud and You Tube.Now you're going to have a music career." Douglas was followed by Arthur who attempted to seduce the female judges by dancing up against them during his rendition of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On.Barlow said: "You're already ready now to record and play shows and can tell you for now mate, I'm ready to download your albums right now, I really am." The X Factor final had its worst audience for seven years on Saturday night - and failed to beat rival Strictly Come Dancing.
Thank you, thank you so much." He was hugged by judge Nicole Scherzinger, who mentored both him and runner up Douglas.The show has seen its fortunes wane since supremo Simon Cowell left the judging panel after the 2010 series.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.The pair had to choose a song they had previously sung during the competition, with Douglas deciding to sing his pared-down version of Angels by Robbie Williams, where he was also backed by a choir.A weeping Scherzinger told him: "When I watch you up there you just bring so much spirit and hope to the show. You're an angel." Judge Louis Walsh said he wanted the clean-cut singer to win, urging the public to pick up the phone and vote for Douglas.The 24-year-old from Swindon, Wiltshire, was magnanimous in defeat, saying: "I think it's just a blessing to share the stage with such a talent.