Angry music fans are hoping to scupper The X Factor with a Facebook campaign to get eccentric singer Wagner Carrilho to win.

Last year, X Factor winner Joe McElderry lost the battle for the Christmas number one when US rockers Rage Against The Machine got to the top following a Facebook campaign.

According to The Sun, several groups have been set up on the social networking site encouraging members to back Brazilian singer Wagner, who’s currently a 100/1 outsider.

And it’s thought that people are voting for the 54-year-old multiple times to keep him in the show.

One group called “X-Factor protest – Wagner To Win” states online: “Let’s face it, he is not gonna win on talent. He is being brought on as the humorous character.

“But we need to show Simon and Co. who the judges really are,,, us!”

One fan Richard Robey – who backed the Rage campaign – wrote: “Did anyone else vote over ten times like me?”

Another, Stuart Thomas, said: “I voted five times but I promise I will vote ten times next week.”

Wagner, who judge Louis Walsh brought to the final 12 as his wildcard act, performed a medley of Spice Up Your Life and Living La Vida Loca on Saturday’s show and got through to next week’s show despite being made a favourite by bookies to go.

His performance on the guilty pleasures themed week left Cheryl Cole cold, with the judge saying: “There was a lot of guilty going on up there. I don’t know if there was a lot of pleasure for me.”