'X Factor' finalist Christopher Maloney has received the backing of music heavyweight Noel Gallagher
The ex-Oasis star told The Mirror: “I’ve been watching 'X Factor' and I wouldn’t mind seeing the Scouser win, because it’d be great to watch him have a nervous breakdown.
“But I also think James Arthur should win. That lad’s the best out of them all.
“I do like 'The X Factor', I’ve got say, for my sins.”
Controversial finalist Maloney performed a homecoming gig at Liverpool's Empire Theatre on Tuesday night and told his fans he is hopeful he will be crowned winner of the ITV1 talent contest.
He said: "I've had the worst time out of anybody in regards of critique and lies told about me with people making up crazy stories.
And the former cruise ship singer added: "I want to prove Tulisa and Louis wrong about me the most because they've given me such a hard time."
On Saturday night's live 'X Factor' final, which is being held at Manchester Central, Maloney will perform with his mentor Gary Barlow.
However, axed 'X Factor' boyband Union J have warned a win for Maloney could damage the show's reputation.
They said they would be cheering for former Asda worker Jahmene Douglas and singer-songwriter James Arthur instead.