Cheryl Cole's number one single proves she's the woman of the moment as far as the British public are concerned.
But when it came to hellomagazine.com's X Factor poll, experience won the day in the end.
The nation's sweetheart was pipped to the post by Whitney Houston in our online vote following their performances on the TV talent search.
As to the question of "who do you think has the most X Factor", website readers put the US diva forward as the best candidate.
The singer wowed you with her performance of Million Dollar Bill on the show, gaining 55 per cent of the vote.
Cheryl, who performed her single Fight For This Love on the same episode as Whitney, scored 45 per cent for her efforts.
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