Olly Murs, Stacey Solomon and Joe McElderry are The X Factor finalists. Olly – who missed his brother’s wedding to take part in Saturday’s show – had his name read out first and wept when he heard the good news.
Former music teacher Danyl, 27, looked shocked to discover he’d received the fewest viewer votes.
He sang Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror for his final performance and told host Dermot O’Leary that he planned to ‘just see how it goes’.
Last week Danyl revealed he had a testicular cancer scare when he was still a young boy.
‘When I was 11 they found cancerous cells in my scrotum. It was a very scary time, but I came through it fine,’ he confided.
‘If you ever feel like there’s something wrong, talk to people. It’s always better to go and check it out. Then you can get things caught early and sorted.’