X Factor final: Do YouTube views predict a win for Saara Aalto?

We’re just hours away from finding out the winner of this year’s X Factor UK 2016, with Saara Aalto set to take on Matt Terry.

But if YouTube views are anything to go by, then it seems Saara is set for a comfortable victory tonight. As of 11 December at 11:06 GMT, her duet with Adam Lambert leads the way, suggesting she stole the show.

Last night’s performance of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” raked in 240,331 views, while her solo performance of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” clocked 202,265 views. We are using figures from the official X Factor UK YouTube channel.

Matt Terry’s solo performance stood at 125,239 views, putting him below the final 12 group performance at 125,239. His duet with Nicole Scherzinger has still not been uploaded. Nicole definitely upstaged him, suggesting his team want to keep it under wraps…

X Factor 10 December Final: YouTube views

  1. Saara & Adam “Bohemian Rhapsody” – 240,331
  2. Saara “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” – 202,265
  3. Final 12 group performance – 125,239
  4. Matt Terry “Take Me Home” – 111,512
  5. 5AM “Crazy In Love” – 71,722
  6. Honey G medley – 53,583

We should note that many of Saara’s views likely come from Finnish viewers who, in recent weeks, have grown obsessed with her each and every move. There’s no way for us to factor that out of the table.

Interestingly, after last night’s show the bookies swung toward Matt Terry, putting him down as the odds-on favourite to win after trailing Saara for several days.

One theory is that 5 After Midnight fans are more likely to get behind the British singer. Still some of our other readers suggest girls, gays and grannies will do the same owing to Matt’s good looks.

What do YOU think will happen tonight? Can Saara win? Or does Matt have this in the bag? And what role is nationality playing at this point in the game? Let us know in the comments box below.