After winning the first series, Brookstein released and album but quickly faded into obscurity - something Chris insists won't be happening to him.
But the 'X Factor' judges - with the exception of his mentor Gary Barlow - aren't convinced he'll go the distance with Louis Walsh even hinting that Simon Cowell has no interest in the cheesy crooner.
Louis and Tulisa arrive in Manchester ahead of this weekend's final
Speaking at the X Factor press conference ahead of this weekend's final, Louis said: “Simon is in America working on his own show. I know he loves James (Arthur) and Jahmene (Douglas). But I don’t remember him talking about Chris.
“He is a good singer, but I don’t think he is a star."
But Christopher dismissed Louis' claims, telling The Sun: “Simon does what he wants to do. It’s his show and if he didn’t want me in it I probably wouldn’t be here.”
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