X Factor’s Danyl is YouTube hit

X Factor finalist Danyl Johnson is the most popular of this year’s contestant on YouTube, according to the Sunday Mirror.

The paper reports that the 27-year-old – who is now the bookies’ favourite to win the series – has had his first live performances viewed over one million times on the website.

Stacey Solomon is the next most popular performer with almost 700,000 viewings, followed by Joe McElderry and Jamie Archer.

However it’s not such good news for Rachel Adedeji and twins John and Edward – who are at the bottom of the list. Rachel’s performances have received just under 200,000 viewers, but only 35,666 people have tuned in to John and Edward.

Meanwhile, Simon Cowell has hinted that Lloyd Daniels, the youngest finalist in the contest, could prove to be a surprise winner.

The mogul said that the 16-year-old could well steal the title from more hotly-tipped singers in the competition.

“Lloyd could be the dark horse,” Simon said, “but he needs to build more confidence.”

He also tipped Lucie Jones and Jamie Archer as ones to watch.