The Real X Factor Votes Have Been Revealed And They Might Surprise You

Matt Terry took the winning spot of this year's X Factor, but here's how people voted throughout the series...

The X Factor is all wrapped up for another year, and we have a new winner (and a new winner’s single) to see us through until the next series. Lucky us.

Matt Terry took the prize at this weekend’s live final, having battled it out with runner-up Saara Aalto (and those pipes). But, as per usual, it wasn’t quite the result that many expected. Of course, there were a large number of happy tweets, congratulating the 23-year-old on his well-deserved win.

But there was also a fair bit of criticism aimed at the final, particularly his winning single.

See: The Co-Writer Of Matt Terry’s Winning Single Has Hit Back At The Haters

Sigh.

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The X Factor Final results were pretty close…

It seems to be becoming tradition for viewers to question voting results (cynical bunch, aren’t we guys?). But it also seems to be fast becoming best practice for TV shows to release the vote statistics.

Following the X Factor‘s live final at Wembley Arena, Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson took over on  The Xtra Factor.

Although Simon Cowell was not on hand to offer his comments, judges Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger all debriefed following another series well done.

Also on the agenda was the voting stats from this year’s series.

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It turns out that Matt Terry, who obviously came out on top in the end, was the firm favourite for the first FIVE weeks of the show.

Saara, on the other hand, started to make her mark during week eight’s performances, also taking the highest percentage of votes during week nine’s Christmas theme.

Perhaps the most interesting thing of note is that, when the votes were frozen (which saw 5 After Midnight leave the competition), Saara Aalto was actually on top with 35.3% of the vote, compared to Matt’s 33.4%.

Of course, Matt went on to increase his support, winning with 48.5% of the votes.

So, there you have it folks.