63336 reveals Christopher Maloney has most Horrific Night in X Factor Halloween Special

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‘People’s Choice’ Christopher Maloney hits most bum notes beating Rylan in the worst singer stakes

Ella Proven as Contestant with the real X Factor

63336 perfect pitch researchers found that Ella was easily the strongest act – hitting just 2 flat notes, all the while singing high notes in C (above middle C).

63336, the UK’s most accurate text question and answer service, has crunched the X Factor to find the most out-of-tune contestant. Using a team of researchers the service analysed the performances on Saturday night to work out the act that hit the most bum notes. Despite Rylan’s castigation from Judge Gary Barlow, he wasn’t the worst performer, hitting 8 flat notes. In fact it was Gary’s own act, Christopher Maloney, at top of the flops – hitting 10 bum notes during his performance of (I just) died in your arms by 80s band Cutting Crew.

A league table comparing the contestants most in and out of tune has been provided by expert researchers from 63336, who have been chosen for their gift of ‘perfect pitch’ to analyse how often acts hit the right and wrong notes. Perfect pitch is an innate musical gift an individual has to analyse the note of the tone without an external reference. In order of worst performance:

Contestant | Song(s) | Bum Notes | Highest note | Lowest note | Shocking key changes

Christopher Maloney | (I Just) Died in Your Arms | 10    E Flat (below middle C) | B flat (above middle C) | 1

Kye Sones | Let Me Entertain You | 8 | B (above middle C) | F# (below middle C)     | 0

Rylan Clark | Toxic; Horny; Poison | 8 | B (above middle C) | B (2 below middle C) | 2

Jahmene Douglas | Killing Me Softly | 8 | E Flat (below middle C) | B Flat (above middle C) | 0

District 3 | Every Step You Take; Monster | 6 | A Flat (above middle C) | E Flat (below middle C) | 2

James Arthur | Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These) | 6 | B (above middle C) | C# (below middle C) | 0

Union J | Sweet Dream (Beautiful Nightmare) | 5 | A (above middle C) | G (below middle C) | 1

Jade Ellis | Freak Like Me | 3 | D Flat (2 above middle C) | D Flat (above middle C) | 0

Ella Henderson | Bring Me To Life | 2 | C (above middle C) | D (above middle C) | 1

Lucy Spraggan    Did not perform due to illness – given a bye

Ella Proven as Contestant with the real X Factor

63336 perfect pitch researchers found that Ella was easily the strongest act – hitting just 2 flat notes, all the while singing high notes in C (above middle C).

“Each week everyone likes to debate if the judges got it right or wrong with little real analysis of the performances,” explains Helen Wright, General Manager, 63336. “63336 used dedicated researchers to analyse each act and found that Christopher Maloney really struggled the most this week, missing notes in both the high and low registers. He was surprisingly even more out of tune than Rylan, whom many people discount as the show’s weakest singer. In reality Rylan sang fairly well in tune, hitting the same number of flat notes as both Kye and even show favourite Jahmene.”

“There is a huge debate over tactical voting and judges not wanting to get rid of their own acts. At 63336 we have hundreds of experienced, very smart researchers across the UK who are used to answering thousands of questions each day within minutes. We carried out this research to answer ‘who should get the boot tomorrow?’ – a question we received on Saturday night. Clearly Christopher struggled, while Ella, once again, shone. Based on this analysis at this stage we think Ella is clearly on course to win the competition.”

The service also received questions on how to cure Tulisa’s “fag ash bad breath,” mentioned by Gary Barlow on the show:

63336: The best way for Tulisa to get rid of fag breath is to stop smoking. Alternatively, she should gargle with mouthwash and brush her teeth well.
63336 also analysed the contestant’s sob stories for their effectiveness on the night. To find out who researchers found to really pull the heart strings, just text 63336 for the answer.

Alternatively, customers can follow 63336 on Twitter: http://twitter.com/the63336.

Editors notes

About 63336 (http://www.63336.com)

63336, launched in April 2004 and the world's first premium text based question and answer service, is designed to answer – in minutes – any question sent via premium text or from the 63336 mobile app. From the start it has led the market in providing the fastest, most accurate, and most entertaining way to get answers to any question: from trivial, to tricky, to downright troublesome. Answers are provided by a highly–skilled workforce of home-based researchers, 95% of whom reside in the UK. The service is available 24/7, even when you're abroad. Texts to 63336 cost £2.50.

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