Last night wasn’t cringe-worthy because Wagner wasn’t there, which was good because I couldn’t take another performance from him.
For the first time this series Simon Cowell didn’t warm to Matt Cardle, he almost mocked Matt’s illness and claimed he was ill himself but still got on with things. And then Matt’s second performance also didn’t work with Simon, will that hinder Matt’s chance of winning, probably not because he’s being favourite to win for most of the series now and I can’t see him losing, although I would like to see Rebecca or Cher winning the contract I doubt that very much however after last night’s two flawless performances from Rebecca, she has a really good chance.
Cher once again had a good week with the performances, she’s just going for it now isn’t she, I think she knows her chances of winning from the start to the series to the end are now extinguished but if she did win, then she would of won from pure determination along with abuse from the public but hopefully she makes the final which she deserves. I can’t see a final without Simon having a act, and lets face it One Direction have a huge teenage girl fan base, just like JLS did and I could see this group being in the final two next week, I ain’t a fan, they are boring.
And finally dear old Mary Bryne, could criticise her but she is too kind, I do think she should of left out the tears at the end of her second performance, like Simon said its all about reaching the final now, not bringing in emotional tactics to get more votes, but good on her, and even though I think she will go tonight she’s done well to get this far.
Hasn’t it gone quick? Next week we will have a new winner, and then the race for Christmas number one starts.
But for now a voting poll for tonight.
- “X Factor: Simon Cowell, Zayn Malik & Mary Byrne too ill for rehearsals” and related posts (unrealitytv.co.uk)
- X Factor semi-finalists shrug off illness to perform (telegraph.co.uk)
- The X Factor liveblogged (guardian.co.uk)
- “X Factor: Arlene Phillips loves watching One Direction!” and related posts (unrealitytv.co.uk)
It happened, finally, Wagner has left the building (and his hotel) in last nights results on the X-factor. And all those who tried boycotting the show by voting for him are going to be ultimately disappointed but proud of how long they kept someone so incredibly bad at singing in the competition. My respect for Louis Walsh increased last night because he chose between two of his acts. Something Cheryl Cole couldn’t do, at least he plays by the rule book and he respectively kept Mary Byrne in the competition, but lets face it, better than Wagner but not going to win the show but good on her. So with that over now it’s getting serious and it’s the semi-final stage this week. I’m sure all of you will tune in. I will keep you posted.
By Daniel Hart
- “X Factor results: Katie Waissel and Wagner eliminated” and related posts (unrealitytv.co.uk)
- Wagner and Katie Waissel leave the X Factor (guardian.co.uk)
- X Factor: Relief for Simon Cowell – and the bookies – as Wagner is voted out (menmedia.co.uk)
- Wagner plot has gone to pot (thesun.co.uk)
It has taken a few weeks, but finally, there is now a solid ‘top three’ which the bookies are predicting to be in the X-Factor finals; Matt Cardle, Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction are the favourites as of now. I don’t want to burst One Direction’s bubble, but I don’t believe the hype when Simon Cowell says this is the first time he believes a group can win the competition. Does he have problems remembering the previous series?… JLS anyone? I think they had a better chance to be the first group to win than these lads. I do give it to them though, they do give it their all every week, but I’m not a fond believer of put-together groups; there’s no original flair.
As for the rumour mill, as always, they are flying in thick and fast, although there are a few that stood out however. I am quite glad the FIX-Factor claims have died down a little since the outburst. I was fairly shocked that Aiden Grimshaw left over Katie Waissel in the bottom two last week, but I wasn’t surprised; at least her performances can make you smile, a little. And with Simon Cowell accused even further about knowing the voting figures, the producers have rejected this rumour, and are even filing a complaint against an un-named magazine to the Press Complaints Commision. This isn’t the first time the show has been accused of such allegations, so why are they getting angry about it now?
I think Louis Walsh has accepted the fact he can’t win now, because he’s now turned bitchy and turning on one of the favourites, who he praises week in week out; and it’s the lovely Cher he’s attacking. Walsh, recently told Closer magazine that Cher is moody, miserable and out of control. How old is Cher? 17? What are you expecting from a teenage girl, Louis? All teenagers have their highs and lows of the day. How is that, in any way, a credible reason to attack her for? And what annoys me the most is that the X-factor is already shrouded with rumours and allegations; don’t add fuel to the fire and try to make out another contestant has lost it! And sticking to Cher, Jay-Z is reportedly hoping to sign her and Katie. I would believe him, trying to sign Cher… but not Katie. What would Katie add to Jay-Z’s business?
I found it funny last week, when Simon told Paije that he couldn’t win the show now after his song choice, as Paije has now come out and said he is ‘insulted’. Well to be honest, Simon is right, you’re not going to win, Paije. Just being honest…honest!
And now for a quick snippet of news, Katie says the ‘boos’ are gut-wrenching. Obviously, I do feel sorry for her though, so I’m not going to add to the abuse she already gets. Matt Cardle said Aiden was like a brother to him, awww..get over it. He didn’t get enough votes. And finally, Cher says everyone is in for a big surprise this week. Well, if it’s better than the week she sang ‘Stay’, then I’m all ears.
This week is ‘The Beatle’s theme’, which I think is a well chosen theme. I think we’re in for some outstanding performances from this one.
WARNING! SONG SPOILER ALERTS! Here are the song choice rumours:
Katie Waisell – ‘help’
Rebecca Ferguson- ‘Yesterday’
Cher Lloyd- John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’
One Direction – ‘All you need is love’
Matt Cardle- ‘Come together’
Paije Richardson – ‘Let it be’
Mary Byrne – ‘Something’
Wagner- A medley of ’Get back’, ‘Hippy hippy shake’, & ‘Hey Jude’
According to reports, it’s going to be a double elimination for the next two weeks. Here are my bottom 3 predictions if this is the case:
Bottom 3: Katie, Paije and Wagner.
- ITV Denies X Factor Twitter Leak Claims (news.sky.com)
- X Factor 2010 review: Rebecca Ferguson’s ‘Elton John Night’ performance stands out (telegraph.co.uk)
- “X Factor 2010: Matt Cardle was â€˜shockedâ€™ when Simon Cowell voted for Katie Waissel” and related posts (unrealitytv.co.uk)