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Friday, 14 December, 2007

X Factor 2007 Final: The Song Choices

The final of X Factor 2007 is almost upon us, and we can now reveal exactly what the contestants will be singing tomorrow evening.
All the contestants are singing one Christmas-themed song, one normal song and a duet. The songs for their duets are being kept as a surprise, so you’ll just have to watch the show tomorrow night to find out what they are!

Leon

White Christmas
You Don’t Know Me
Duet with Kylie Minogue

Rhydian

O Holy Night
Somewhere
Duet with Katherine Jenkins

Same Difference

All I Want For Christmas Is You
Breaking Free
Duet with Jason Donovan

80 Comments »

  1. Hmm, can’t say I liked the celebrity performances last year and I doubt they’ll really do the contestants many favours- it’s hard to shine when someone a lot more famous and probably better than you is singing right next to you. (Although last year Leona did seem a lot better than Take That)

    All I want for Christmas by SD sounds like it’ll be fun, breaking free wasn’t my favourite of their performances but it’ll be interesting to see how much better they’ve got since week 2. Not sure about White Christmas for Leon- could go either way. And although I’m sure lots of people will think Rhydian’s song choices suit him I do hope his duet will be more upbeat- but then I loved his Go West performance.

    Comment by Charlotte — Friday, 14 December, 2007 @ 13:30

  2. I totally agree with you Charlottte..
    Rhydian’s songs suit him really well, and i think he will nail the duet.. i think Leon will do well too.. he hass a big chance of winning it.. SD.. it will be entertaining.. but this is the x-factor.. not the panto-factor.. they seem like nice ppl.. and theyre nice and bubbly.. but if they win.. omg.. i would be like.. OMG.. yehh.. i think the omg’s say it all =]
    Louise. x

    Comment by Louise — Friday, 14 December, 2007 @ 19:46

  3. did someone agree with me that Michael Buble’s performance last week was not realy great?

    Comment by lunmsy — Friday, 14 December, 2007 @ 20:38

  4. Sorry Lunmsy…but not many people agree with you…..

    Comment by Tracey — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 02:46

  5. All I can say is Rhydian was born to be on broadway, Leon to be a popstar and Same Difference to be the best panto act going, so my bets are on Leon if it’s popstar material we’re looking for!

    Comment by Harriet — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 12:53

  6. well just ta tell everyone that leon is great and he is a really good looking guy and h deserevs to win the x-factor i have near know a guy to get up the stage and sing his heart out like leon does every week he makes everyone back of this home of whitburn make us so proud of him. I am really luck as i live in his street to welcome him home just on monday his mum wendy decoratied the street with flags and posters of leon i have at least 15 posters i use them on a saturday night at whitburn Academy to support him were everyone goes to watch him sing and he stuns us every week!!! come on lon you can win th X-FACTOR YOU MAKE EVERYONE BACK HOME SO PROUD!!!

    Comment by chelsea — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 13:51

  7. Lunmsy I agree with you, I thought Michael Buble’s performance last week was very disappointing, made me wonder what all the fuss was about.

    Comment by Bea — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 14:35

  8. Sorry Scotland – it doesn’t matter how nice a lad Leon is, how hard he tries, even how much potential he has -at present he is too immature, he is regularly off key and is clearly terrified every time he goes on stage.
    You may love the lad but that doens’t make him a winner.
    Perhaps if he had gone in forthe competition even next year he might have been ready – but he is not there yet.
    Can anyone imagine him turning out records, doing live perfomances, interviews, propomotions etc now? It simply cannot happen.
    Sorry Leon but do come back when you have grown up.

    Comment by Theresa — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 17:43

  9. im tryin to vote for leon…but the lines always busy cant get thru, worried this may affect the total votes???any1 else had this truble??
    x

    Comment by jen — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 20:49

  10. hi,i realy realy like rhydion i think he will go a long way with his voice.sorry but leon would send a glass eye to sleep dont like him at all and same difference what are thay thinking thay are so bad, thay are so embarassing to watch.

    Comment by lyndsey — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 21:21

  11. Yep had sae problem

    Comment by AG — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 21:34

  12. absolute joke, Leon is crap

    Comment by baz — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:37

  13. been out of key so many times, how can he win this???????

    Comment by baz — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:39

  14. It is fixed just like the rest of ITV phone in programs. The judges comments after the songs they knew the scotish thing had won. How can a talentless personality free individual win a contest like this the song will bomb. Wales were robbed.

    Comment by Martina Guildford — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:42

  15. hi, good luck to leon etc. but something wrong with phonelines, must have phoned up 50 times to vote for rhydian for it to be engaged every time – why and how is that fair

    Comment by georgina allen — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:42

  16. I tried to vote one other time that was when Will Young won and then I couldn’t get through and to-night the same thing happened, it is obvious to everyone that Leon was not the better singer, the whole thing is just a joke, I will never vote again, not that I could, but I will never try again. He is obviously a lovely young man, but I thought the whole thing was about the best singer…bah humbug. I will never ring again. Regards Rita

    Comment by Rita — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:42

  17. Tried to vote for Rhydian throughout the voting stage, BUT COULD NOT GET THROUGH, how many others found the same thing

    Chris

    Comment by Chris — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:43

  18. I seriously cannot believe the result… I want a record of Rhydian singing the songs he has sung including the winning song Leon gets to record. Rhydian sang that song so much better than him. I do not want to buy Leon singing this record. I want Rhydian. SIMON – you need to sign up Rhydian – I want to buy record of him singing. I have never voted before and I know others want him singing the winning song.. PLEASE PLEASE give him a recording contract!
    PS I have never been moved so much to feel the need to do this either!!

    Comment by Angela — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:45

  19. Anyone else think that Leon winning was a serious miscarriage of Justice? He can’t even hit the right notes…Rhydian – release something to download-i’ll buy it!

    Comment by RedHandsDancing — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:46

  20. Hey guys i am completely disappointed in British public they obviously have no sense of great music taste – it seems that its only looks that count – i though Leon was useless – the final song battle proved that Rydian won hands down and i thought the final should have been out of Rydian and Same Difference – theres been a lot of talk about the phone ins on TV programs lately are they sure this isn’t effected????

    Comment by Tom — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:48

  21. What a total farce. I think someone should look at X Factor as the votes must be rigged. How can someone who cannot hold a note and blubbed his way through every performance win? Rhydian is by far the better entertainer and will, without doubt be around for years to come. Leon has not the voice or maturity to last. I shall never again watch X Factor, the programme has lost any credibility.

    Comment by Ryan — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:48

  22. well loen well done my boy u did it i will be straight out to buy the single and when the album comes out il be first in the que…scotland is so proud of you…you remind me so much of dean martin….Rydian what can i say it was so close you have such a fantast voice your album will also be in my collection and as for same difference thank god you got kicked out me and my partner were swearing at the tv screen when you got throught to the final..get a grip you belong on the programme rainbow and thank goodness that has been taken of the air……well done leon…and rydian…ola from inverness…even my partner got emotional watching you to guys sing i cant even get him to cry…xxx

    Comment by ola mckay — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:49

  23. What a total farce. I think someone should look at X Factor as the votes must be rigged. How can someone who cannot hold a note and blubbed his way through every performance win? I shall never again watch X Factor, the programme has lost any credibility.

    Comment by Jane — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:51

  24. Rhydian was far too sure of himself,he didn’t imagine he could ever lose and he was proved wrong,sure there were problems tonight with the sheer volume of calls being made,but it was the same for every contestant.

    Comment by JJ — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:55

  25. How on earth can anybody take this programme seriously, that lad (Leon)is most probably a very nice lad but he has not got anywhere the versatility or consistency that Ryhdian has got. If the programme is not a fix especially after last week when Nicki was knocked out, then in my opinion if there is another X Factor there should not be phone votes by the public because it is pretty obvious they don’t vote on talent. The final decisions should be made by a panel judges from throughout the whole music spectrum. I feel sorry for Leon because I don’t think you will hear much from him after tonight.

    Comment by richard — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 22:57

  26. I was listening to a radio conversation the other day, from that guy from Doctor Who (Captain Jack), who predicted that x factor would stitch Rhydian up and guess what they waited to it in the final.

    All I say is well done Simon , for making a fool of the public again. Another rigged show.

    Be ashamed of yourselfs.

    Rhydian everybody knows you were the best.

    We want your record not leons.

    Comment by allsorts — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:07

  27. An excellent show by all, singers and judges and most of all Simon. He really know’s what he is doing. Although I enjoyed songs by all the singers, I would have chosen them in the following order; Rhydian, who had the best voice, Same Difference, a first rate perfomance,and Leon who I thought was not quite in key
    some the time. Having said this, overall, a damn good show. Good luck to all involved,keep on with the program.

    All the best Rob

    Comment by Rob Smart — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:11

  28. Hiya i lyked Leon from the start so glad he won and i am only ten years old he is sooooooo cooool i am gunna buy all his c.d’s lol

    Leon Rules!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Haley — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:16

  29. Leon well done u deserve it all. u’ve progrssed so much and thats y u deserve it. All the best and your last performance was brill.I’ll b 1st out 2 buy it. Well done rhydian as well u done really well.

    Comment by Kelly — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:17

  30. i am so glad Leon won he diserved it more well done pluss i voted him 4 times
    WAHOO

    Comment by abigail — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:18

  31. Mugged! Simon will laugh all the way to the bank! Gullible British public! Will you vote again next year, increase Simon’s bank balamce? Of course you will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by liam — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:18

  32. GO LEON !!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by abigail — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:19

  33. well it would seem itv have fix another phone in competition are we really ment to believe Leon was a better singer than Rhydian, i think not.
    I was going to buy the single as i truely believed that Rhydian would win but i will save my money now as im not in the habbit of buying rubbish.

    Comment by Steven — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:20

  34. How the hell did Leon win this competition? I can’t understand why he wasn’t knocked out weeks ago. I want to buy Rhydian’s version of the Xmas song, but I wouldn’t have Leon’s as a gift. I bet he vanishes like previous winners whilst Rhydian will be a huge international star. I’d like to buy a CD with everything he sung on the show NOW!!!

    Comment by Astare — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:21

  35. can i ask are all those comments about how leon should not of won and the show was rigged are they all said my welsh and english voters????????????? just thought i’d ask…are scotland not allowed to win anything!!!!!!!!!! ola from inverness SCOTLAND

    Comment by ola mckay — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:22

  36. Can’t unerstand how leon when whe i continally tried to andvote Rydian after same differnece were knocked out bur only managed to get through when phone lines were close = fixed

    Comment by Marian — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:24

  37. The X factor is meant to be a singing contest – not a snuffling contest! Never saw a Scot cry so much – except at Murrayfield!

    Comment by liam — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:25

  38. Hi,
    I’m Welsh and maybe bias, but I really think that Rhidian has the better voice. Did I hear Simon say “Freudian”? Sums it up actually. Simon knew something the rest of us didn’t. Never mind Rhydian, your talent will not have gone unnoticed. Andrew Lloyd Webber or someone equally influential will phone soon. Good Luck for the future

    Comment by Gloria Owens — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:25

  39. the young lasses have voted there favorite to win i thought it was a talent competition the welsh lad should feel cheated

    Comment by teresa — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:28

  40. what a farce, no way did Leon deserve to win. Rhydian was by far the best contestant this year, Leon never sang in tune and kept the votes up by coming out with some sob story and ctying every week. Rydian was superb and will have the longest career I’m sure.

    Comment by Emma — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:29

  41. Rhydian was the winner by far, people should vote for the singer not from where they live I voted for Rhydian although I am a scot but live in Wales. A Fix indeed.

    Comment by K L Munro — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:31

  42. this was absoloutely disgusting there is no way that leon should have won rhydian is the way better vocalist and has the emotion in his voice im outraged rhydian should have taken this with ease there is no way leon should have won he only one because he has the whole of scotland on his back

    Comment by shane — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:33

  43. Please release Rhydian’s single !!!!!
    He is the winner really.
    So dissapointed tonite!

    Comment by mm — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:34

  44. A travesty of justice. This guy was a joke. Wales won it by a million miles with a voice which can sing!

    Comment by Nigel Young — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:35

  45. I cannot believe this result I have never felt so cheated and disappointed over a result. Produce a record rhydian I would gladly buy it tomorrow. You were robbed.

    Comment by Rachel Harding — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:37

  46. i dont disagree that rydian should of won as he did have the fantastic voice and he will make it big and i will buy that album but he was a bit sure of himself that he was goin to win….but hey they were both still in the top 2…lets be thankfull it wasnt same difference that won that was our main worry…they would only be fit for the under 5 yrs childrens shows on tv..ola inverness

    Comment by ola mckay — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:40

  47. What a travesty for Rydian who outshone everyone in the competition every single week. Gutted for him. The guy is a star! Have to say that Katherine Jenkins did him absolutely no favours on tonights show. She was sharp, had a gapingly wide vibrato and had no idea how to sing a duet – she was not in time with Rhyd and tried unsuccessfully to upstage him. She did not deserve to be on the same platfrom. Conversely loved Leon and Kylie- she was the real star for me. What an amazing lady- love her. She is an inspiration.

    Comment by Marsha — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:51

  48. I am Scottish and proud of it, but in all honesty, the Rhydian chap should have won that contest. He was by far the most talented. His voice was always superb.
    I hope the Scottish did not vote just to be nationalistic.
    I envisage that Rhydian will go on to have a great career.
    Well done Rhydian.

    Comment by gordon — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:53

  49. what a fix. After watching world class performances every week from Rhydian, I can’t believe he didn’t win tonight.I would pay to see Rhydian sing any day, Leon, no thanks, he wasn’t even as good as that other crooner from last year’s series, Ray. What happened to him? Leon won on the sympathy vote, not talent. Rhydian was robbed! I won’t be watching next year.
    SD should do well in Disneyland.

    Comment by sues — Saturday, 15 December, 2007 @ 23:57

  50. Leon well done.

    Youu fab. Backed him all the way

    Comment by Zoe — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:03

  51. im english and thought Rydian deserved it, so how can the majority be wrong???????? even Same Difference were more fun to watch, at least they looked like they were having the time of their lives

    Comment by baz — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:03

  52. oh my gosh…

    rhydian should have totally won that
    leon won out of sympathy
    rhydian was consitant through out the whole contest
    its pathetic
    its a talent compo
    nott a feel sorry for yourself one.

    anyways
    rhydian will still have a record contract so it doesnt matter and will get number 1

    Comment by Terri — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:20

  53. im well pissed off now…
    wales i am totally with you!!

    Oh my god i cannot believe rhydian said he giving up for rugby….

    i wouldd have been the first 2 buy his songs.

    leon was rubbish!

    unlucky rhyd u was robbed!!

    Comment by Terri — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:35

  54. So upset and disappointed I won’t be able to sleep now! I would have bought Rhydian’s Christmas single, I won’t be buying Leon’s. I would and still will travel a long way to see Rhydian in concert, I wouldn’t even go to my village hall 2 minutes away to see Leon (unless it was amateur night – sorry but it’s true!) I think there’s alot more to this than meets the eye and possibly the truth (or some of it) may come out in the next few days or weeks.

    Comment by Jenny — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:38

  55. Could this be another Steve Brookstein/Michelle whatever her name was. Leon is so boring. He only won because of the Scottish vote. When can we down load Rhydian.

    Comment by rich — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:48

  56. I’m scotish and I know , Rhydian was better than Leon. It’s about singing not our bloody countries you sad people.

    Comment by jim mackay — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:51

  57. What an absolute disgrace. I am totally disgusted that it can be concluded that Leon got more votes than Rhydian when I tried over 50 times to get through for Rhydian only to find it constantly engaged when if you were sad enough to vote for Leon, you could get through straight away. Was there a problem with the phone line or, did Rhydian actually get so many votes that he crashed your system?
    Very angry ex-X Factor viewer.

    Comment by Claire — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 00:53

  58. Rhydian was robbed. He is so good he’s had the hairs on the backs of our necks stading up every time he sings. We were looking forward to downloading his song but will NOT be downloading Leon’s version. He can’t sing in tune and he leaves you with nothing. Personalityless. When we hear Rhydian we want to hear him again immediately. Simon’s fault for making it a home nations contest instead of a singing contest. Well Simon you got yourself a mediocre Leon as a result. We won’t be voting again. What a waste of time. No confidence in the voting system any more.

    Comment by Denise — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 01:11

  59. Lets be reasonable here….same difference were garbage.Leon tonight on the final songwas absoloutly superb and the only way he could go was up..which he rightly did.

    Rhydian..was at the top all way do and obviously the only way he could go was down….i half expected it…leon i thought was superb tonight.

    All the 5 years of classical training rhydians had…him and leo sounded on par..and thats a fact.

    I cannot understand why people are crying over him coming second…he will seell millions of records anyway.

    Lemar didn`t even make the finals of pop idol and look at him….still going strong….

    Where is david sneddon?..doesn`t meean everything if they win or loose….aslong as he has out him self in the shop window….

    Comment by Mark bonnet — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 01:31

  60. Very disappointed that Rhydian did not win. He has displayed a consistant and quite incredible vocal talent every week. A real world class talent. I voted for him quite a few times tonight and did not experience any difficulty in getting through, but I am in England so not sure if this may have made a difference.

    No other contestant was in the same league as Rhydian from the outset, but Leon has improved over the course of the show and I can see why he got peoples’ votes. For a young lad he does have the potential to be a good singer. Yes, he was inconsistent, he did sometimes sing out of tune but he kept on trying. (He is better than some of the rubbish you hear in the pop charts week in week out).

    Rhydian will no doubt be offered a record deal after his performances in this show. He may even do better by not being associated as the X Factor winner. He will have longevity in the business and I will certainly buy any CD he records.

    If people did have trouble placing their votes then this should be investigated!!

    I was disappointed with the flashback to Rhydian’s time on the show. The reference to him being ‘revolting’ was really unpleasant and not really an appropriate extract to show to him. Yes, he was a little pretentious at the outset but he was probably nervous. He has certainly not displayed this character trait since.

    I wish them both every success with their careers. I have really enjoyed watching the shows.

    How do they manage to get the awful contestants back to perform collectively – are people that needy for fame to be publicly humiliated???? Clearly, they are!

    Comment by Jane — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 01:41

  61. I tried and tried to vote for Rhydian but couldn’t get through. my sister had no problem voting for leon she got through first try. FIXED!!!!!

    Comment by yvonne — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 02:59

  62. Scotland 1 England and Wales 0…Ha Ha Ha Ha.This is magic.”Wee” Leon kicked your backsides and all you can do is bleat about it.oooohhhh it’s not fair!!!Try spending a few quid on phone calls (Like Scotland) and you might have had a winner!!!Thank you for making my year…It is a special moment.The winner is…………………..L E O N.

    Comment by David — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 03:25

  63. Not read any other comments but I really feel the need to say that the final was an absolute joke. Who exactly voted for leon over rhydian? I’m Scottish but no amount of patriotism would make me vote for him over Rhydian. Leon at best sounds like the lad in the pub thinking he’s mac the knife good for a song but you’d never pay to see him. Now Rhydian quite simply amazing, Leon=common pub sh**e (though a nice guy), Rhydian (also a nice guy)=supremely talented with impecable delivery. Though my biggest problem is despite the hundred odd attempts to vote for Rhydian I was unable to get through to actually vote for him due to the local network being busy, with such a poor voting system were you have to be lucky to get a vote through what confidence can we have in the result?

    Comment by michael — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 06:46

  64. What an absolute disgrace and a sham, Leon gave the WORST EVER performance in the history of the X factor in the first live show and has been consistantly weak throughout the series. He should have gone out week 1.
    The voting is rigged and I believe the police should be called in as this is nothing less than fraud.

    Comment by Jason — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 07:36

  65. hi;

    i dont think leon can sing and he has used his life situation to cheat the public. Dannie minogue, dermont has promoted Leon. Danie and Sharon has never like Rhydian. Danie has not done any favour for Rhydian.
    and again!!!Why Dannie Minogue is there as a judge. how many hit singles? can she sing???
    watch the repeats and you will see how they actually promotes Leon.
    dannie Minogue should leave the show as she has used favouritism….

    rhydian may have not won the x-factor. But those record company who are interested in him will not lose their monies…he is a true star, talented, and the qualities of the performanances on the show are jsut brilliant. he has got a career ahead of him…a great embassador for the UK.

    Comment by laila — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 07:52

  66. If thats the best act after all these weeks take the show off. Its a insult to our inteligence obviously Rhydian is world class. You couldnt get through to vote for him all night.Have you got the x factor, sing badly, out of tune, personality of a shirt button.You can win? I enjoyed the nutters more than Leon. He should have gone weeks ago.

    Comment by Martyn — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 08:30

  67. Rhydian should have won.We tried to vote for him in the final(about 10 phone calls) and each time it was engagd.
    What a fix?, I hope the newspapers pick up on this.

    Comment by s drewett — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 08:32

  68. Rhydian should have won.We tried to vote for him in the final(about 10 phone calls) and each time it was engaged.
    What a fix?, I hope the newspapers pick up on this.

    Comment by s drewett — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 08:32

  69. Does anyone ever see proof of the votes????
    And whos in charge of counting them JIMMY CRANKY and ROD HULL and EMU???????

    Comment by Martyn — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 08:40

  70. I can’t believe some of these comments. Have you not listened to Leon singing? He has a very pure, smooth voice and with some professional coaching he is going to be stunning. Yes, he may have been nervous and emotional – he’s still a teenager for god’s sake!! I’d like to see you lot standing in front of 4 judges, a live audience and TV cameras and bare your soul every week like Leon did.

    Rhydian is an excellent singer and has had 5 years traiing to get to the level he is now at – he definitely has a future in the music industry and will do well but I feel that he will be sidelined into more operatic performances. Whereas Leon is more adapatable to modern music.

    Give them a break – it’s not world changing, or life threatening – it’s a talent show and people have voted for who they wanted to win. I did vote for Leon and had difficulty getting through but I kept hitting redial and my vote did get through.

    As for Same Difference they would be great as children’s entertainers or redcoats at Butlins. Glad they got voted out – eventually.

    On the night the best man won. Scotland is proud of you Leon xx

    Comment by Jan — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 08:54

  71. A group of us spent the whole programme trying to get through to vote for Rhydian but the phone lines were constantly engaged – we had two landlines and three mobiles and had 500 votes between us to use – only one of us got three votes in – terrible that he only came second we will miss his wonderful voice.

    Comment by john — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 08:55

  72. Next years judges have just been announced. Mr Blobby, Roy Chubby Brown, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and Coco the Clown.

    Comment by Martyn — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 08:58

  73. The result was a disgrace!This was a fix the public have been taken for a ride. I will never vote again it’s lost all credibility.Rhydian has a fantastic voice and has given 100% in every performance .Leon has struggled for weeks his pitch not always spot on .Who’s kept him in then ? The producers? The competitors this year were weaker.Rhydian was head and shoulders above them all.Rhydian will be a success because people who understand music know that.Pob lwc Rhydian !

    Comment by Rhian Jones — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 11:01

  74. Rhydian should have won the Xfactor he was the Xfactor and Leon does not have a patch on him. He was robbed. I’m afraid Leon is like many others, will be a one hit wonder. At least Rhydian was different and came up with the goods every week. Think this is the end of XFactor – if we can’t pick the best, then there is no point even producing a program.

    Comment by Tony — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 14:40

  75. Rhydian should have won he was the very best by far. In two years everyone will be saying Leon who.

    Comment by Sarah — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 15:28

  76. Ref 74. I absolutely agree with you Tony and the so do the majority on this blog. Nothing against Leon, but he wasn’t a patch on Rhydian, not even close. Im very disappointed, the pedigree should have been the winner and not the mongrel. Rhydian will do so much better in the music industry and Same Difference rocked too!

    Comment by Annette — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 15:39

  77. At the begining of the series I loathed Rydian but had no feelings about Leon at all. However by the last three weeks it is obvious that Rydian is a phenomenal talent and not as big headed as he appeared to be.
    Leon is just a nice boy, he loves his mum but there is no way he is a match for Rydian. Like many others commenting on this site I firmly believe that Rydian will be around and hugely succesful for many years to come. In a years time where will Leon be? Last nigts result was a nonesense.

    Comment by Marilyn — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 16:33

  78. We tried for forty minutes to get through on Saturday
    evening and lines totally blocked – just could not get
    a vote in – someone PLEASE give Rhydian a contract -
    his recordings will fly out of the door – a truly
    professional artist who will be around a long long
    time, given the proper chance.

    Comment by Wyn — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 19:03

  79. Stop whinging and get on with it.Leon was the winner.The great British public voted Leon the winner NOT RHYDIAN.I will visit this blog when Leon goes to number one which should be in a weeks time.I find 95% of the comments on this blog disgraceful.They are negative and spiteful!!! grow up LOSERS……

    Comment by David — Sunday, 16 December, 2007 @ 23:30

  80. I too like many other tried many times to vote for Rhidian in the Finnal without success. This cannot be deemed to be a fair contest

    Comment by Linda Jeffes — Tuesday, 18 December, 2007 @ 20:02

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