A team of media analysts from Swaythling University Of Statistics last night predicted that X-Factor hopeful Paije Richardson will be given the chop this evening, following a dramatic sing-off with Wagner.
Professor Hughie Ralph told Skoob Entertainment News that statistically, Paije is on his way because he's generated far less in terms of redtop headlines than any of the other remaining contestants, thus making his departure an odds on certainty.
Especially as he revealed on last night's show that he wasn't simply a cinema usher - he's appeared as an extra in one of the Harry Potter films. Professor Ralph told us that this was probably a deliberate ploy by the producers of the show to discredit Paije and ensure that people wouldn't be arsed to vote for him. That along with his appearance in the opening slot of the Elton John themed show, where he 'sang' Crocodile Rock - not one of Sir Elton's more revered ditties - appears to have sealed his fate.
Of course, music legend Dannii Minogue going off on one at fellow judge Louis Walsh and clamping her hand over his mouth to shut him the fuck up only served as a distraction.
But when Simon Cowell told Paije he has zero chance of winning, it appeared to be 'Game Over' for the utterly uncharismatic Paije.
To his credit though, he says he's not bovvered.
More as we get it.