Saturday, 8 November, 2008

Laura White leaves the X Factor

Ruth Lorenzo and Laura White made up the bottom two this week, for which the theme was Mariah Carey songs.

In the sing-off, Ruth sang ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’, whilst Laura sang ‘Somwhere over the Rainbow’.

Simon Cowell had kind words for both girls, saying that neither deserved to be in the bottom two. Ultimately, he voted to send Laura home, and Cheryl and Dannii both predictably voted to keep their own acts in.

Louis Walsh was therefore again forced to cast the deciding vote, and in doing so he said he was voting to keep the act ‘with the most fight left’, leaving Ruth to fight another week.


  1. This evenings result (8/11) was a TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE – Rachel could not even sing in tune this evening and the show has now lost one of the most original and unique voices in Laura. There should be a recount with the “sob” factor excluded

    Comment by Simon — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:26

  2. Sort it out Louis and Simon.. I don’t often disagree with you Simon but you got it completely wrong tonight.. get your eyes off Ruth and open your ears.. you’ve just lost the best singer in the competition and I think her voice is possibly as good if not better than Leona’s.. and Louis.. you’re hopeless get off the show.. I’m not watching X Factor again this series..

    Comment by Ed Williams — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:26

  3. Laura out! That is crazy. She is so talanted, I am in shock. It’s wrong, a mistake, discusting. There are 2 that should be out rather than her and neither were in the bottom two!

    Comment by Shula — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:29

  4. I cannot believe Daniel and Rachel are still in the competition and haven’t been voted to leave yet, the are the worst by far!!!! Eoghan to win!

    Comment by Natalie E — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:30

  5. oh my god why on earth is daniel still in?! i think the only reason pple r keepin him in is as a joke… is there honestly any other reason? the whole thing is becoming a joke!

    Comment by katie — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:30

  6. I cannot believe Laura is gone, some shine will be taken off this year’s x-factor no doubt, and that makes the competition a tad easier for Alexandra

    Comment by Yvonne — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:31

  7. What a travesty, the grandmothers out there are responsible for a unique talent possibly being lost for ever whilst a mediocre bar singer gets another chance at making himself look like what he is, a working mens club warm up act……

    Comment by steve — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:31

  8. What a sham in judging this series…Louie was only getting back at Cheryl for her Westlife comments, pathetic Louie. Everyone vote JLS out and see if Louie likes his tactics back.
    With Austin gone and Laura the programme feels like a fix and also like a gameshow where the judges control all outcomes not the public. Why didnt Louie go to the public vote? Answer because he is too threatened by real competition like Austin and Laura. Proper artists.
    So disappointed with what used to be the best Saturday night show, maybe the public did get it right when they voted Celebrity Come Dancing as the best show…where’s the remote.

    Comment by lorraine — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:32

  9. Laura being voted out is a travesty. What on earth is wrong with simon and Louis?

    Comment by susan — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:32

  10. Don’t know what is happening with the voting system on XFactor. Tonight it was SO clear from the performances that the weakest performance [and often out of tune] was not by either Laura or Ruth . Nothing against any of the other contestants – but I cannot believe the sing off was between Laura and Ruth when both of their performances were so strong, in tune and NO WAY poor enough to go out tonight. Is this competition rigged? Is there something wrong with the voting system? I am really disappointed, as a family we love the show and follow it week on week, BUT if tonight is anything to go by we will probably stop watching as it appears somethng dishonest is going on somewhere.

    Comment by Helen — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:33

  11. was louis n simons votin anything to do with ruth lorenza sleepin with a director of x-factor ??

    Comment by Demi — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:34

  12. It’s a travesty. I have no idea who is voting for Daniel, but it is quite clear that originality and talent have no part to play in this. I’m just hoping that Laura will get snapped up by another producer who will stick 2 fingers up at Walsh and Cowell.

    PS. I’m really sick of Louis Walsh’s pathetic comments.

    Comment by Susi — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:34

  13. i cant beleive 2 weeks on the trot 2 good singers have gone and daniel is till in!!!! something not right somewhere??? my heart goes out to daniel and the sad loss of his wife but i think people are voteing for him out of sympathy! its a singing comp!!!!

    Comment by karen gibson — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:36

  14. An absolute travesty. The fact that Daniel and Miss Attitude Rachel are still there and Laura is out is simply outrageous. What is wrong with the public? Can’t anyone spot talent? It’s a MUSIC contest! We are looking for someone different and unique who CAN sing. And Laura is different, unique, and boy, can she sing. I don’t get it. Best of luck to her.

    Comment by M. — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:37

  15. How can Daniel & Rachel hold their heads up. They are costing better singers their places. Enough to put me off watching the show

    Comment by Marion — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:37

  16. WHAT IS GOING ON???????

    Comment by Francesca — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:37

  17. The vote tonight shows how thick the British public are, dear god Laura goes home and Rachel whos voice could unblock drains, stays in. COMPLETE DISGRACE no wonder Simon walked off.

    Comment by Mikey — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:38

  18. cant believe tonights show, louis is a f***in idiot!! he knows laura is brilliant & the only reason he chose her is cos she is big competition!! i like his group, but he is clutching at straws with them being his last act in the competition. Ruth knows that Laura is so much better than her, Laura should not have gone.
    I only hope that Laura goes on to be achieve what she deserves, & shine above the x factor! this is no longer a singing competition but a battle between the judges.

    Comment by jms — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:39

  19. i love you laura,you didn’t deserve to go out,i think you have an amazing voice!!

    Comment by Adam V age 10 — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:39

  20. What a sham, Alexandra is my fav but i am shocked Laura is gone, ruth is nowhere nere her standard. That Louis is WRONG… Daniel still in…. omg what? He has to go soon or i may give up hope! luv Diana get well soon girl

    Comment by LOU — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:39

  21. This show is turning into one big joke! its absolutely pathetic. For the last three weeks they have make the wrong decisions! — im sorry but scott austin and laura are so much better than dannys 3! they are getting rid of the competetion and its pathetic! Laura was one of the best much better than daniel and rachel come on ! The shows just stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Joanne Warburton — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:39

  22. Proof, were it ever needed, that the X-Factor is *not* a talent show.

    Laura White’s voice is outstanding by any measure and she has recorded multiple singing performances on the show that have never been equalled in any season.

    While it may help to heighten the suspense factor for the show having Laura go out, it knocks a ton of credibility from it too – the only reason to continue watching the show now is for Alexandre, the only other true talent left for us to watch – the rest are quite good at best and downright embarassing at worst …

    Comment by John Flynn — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:40

  23. Tonights result was an absolute travesty. I think people should be kept in the show on talent alone and not just because people feel sorry for them, especially when they are out of tune!

    Comment by E Evans — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:40

  24. Something is wrong with the judges – they are looking to score off each other rather than retaining the best of the talent. Laura is one of the top and should certainly have gone through to the top three.

    Comment by susan — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:40

  25. I have always admired Simon Cowell for his honesty and ability to recognise talnet but tonight-I CANT BELIEVE WHAT HAS HAPPENED.To vote off Laura-the best singer in this years show by a mile, and to keep in that loud, one tone singer Rachel-unbelievable. He has been blinded by Rachel since the first live show and he has let the fact that he fancies her like mad get in the way of what the show is supposed to be about-finding new talent-Not looking at the ghirl with the biggest boobs. And as for Louis-well its time he went-hes like a kid-hes not interested in the best act-just in scoring points. The whole thing is PATHETIC.

    Comment by Donna Myerthall — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:40

  26. I couldn’t agree more but the judges only have themselves to blame. None of them criticised Rachel who was so unbelievably bad and as for Daniel he shouldn’t even have gone past Boot Camp! Then Simon & Louis both voted tactically to eliminate the competition.

    Comment by Charlotte — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:40

  27. you have just lost the best talent on this show so far,i normally agree with simon but you are sooooooooooo wrong tonite and louie go back to ireland.its obvious why they did this ,they knew she could beat either of their acts hands down,i will not be watching the show again,and the british public are toneeeeeeeeeee deafffffffffff.

    Comment by maria eccleston — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:41

  28. unbilivable this is the worst decision ever made by x factor if it was a mistake from people they coulod not call then it was up to judges to decide and they did it wrong delibretly because they want group to win this year this is politics guys x factor is a scam now i dont beleive this show no after laura has gone

    Comment by amir — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:41

  29. I am really disappointed in tonights show, i cant believe that Laura was in the final i am so angry. It is stupid that the judges vote at the end as they are all against the strongest catagory which is Cheryls, and they all went against her act it is so stupid i think it should be down to the public not the political judges.

    P.s Louis does not like Simon and will vote his act out every time, he is pants.

    P.p.s I normally agree with Simon but he let me down tonight.

    Comment by Dixie Rose — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:42

  30. i hate louis stupid walsh.
    how how how
    can ruth, get picked over laura?!
    shes the best singer in the competition!!

    im not watching xfactor anymore this year, and i honestly think its some sort of fix.

    Comment by Laura — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:43

  31. WHATS GOIN ON?????? There are two other acts that should have been in the bottom two! Ruth your performace was out of this world, and Laura your performance shows how amazing you are! You are two both amazing singers! I wish i could sing like you 2! Laura…………what can i say? You are amazing! Your beautiful and i think Simon should snap you up straight away! I hope you see this message so that you can see how much suppot you have behind you! You are amazing and SHOULD NOT HAVE GONE 2NIGHT!!!!! Keep your chin up girl and make sure you get a contact because i will be buying your album!!!!! You are ace and very talented!

    Comment by Anon — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:43

  32. I can’t believe this! What has happened to everyone in the UK and the Judges panel… Laura had the most amazing voice and didn’t deserve to be voted out! Have people lost their hearing?

    Daniel has been on borrowed time for too long now… Daniel to be voted out (and no comments about his wife trying to make people sorry for him).

    With Laura gone I won’t be watching it if Daniel stays any longer!

    Rachael and Daniel should have been in the bottom two this week!

    Comment by shakila — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:43

  33. simon polictis now you know how to do business but you distroy peoples talent and life shame on you

    Comment by ying — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:44

  34. This evening’s show has made me question the authenticity of this programme and the integrity of the judges ! Laura and Ruth gave stunning performances and neither deserved to be in the bottom two.

    Rachel was out of tune and Daniel gave his usual lacklustre performance

    People ….stop voting for the sob stories and concentrate on the singing!!

    Comment by melinda — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:44

  35. Demi, its not ruth, its laura that is dating an xfactor director, peeps need to know that its the public voting not xfactor so please channel all your anger to the voting public

    Comment by Yvonne — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:45

  36. in my previous message i wanted to say contract NOT CONTACT!!!!! Laura you ace and i love you!!!! Im female and not a lesbian…………….i just think your talented!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anon — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:46

  37. Simon use ya head not ya manhood when you vote,
    Rachel was out of tune most of the song Judges clean ya ears out.
    Mariah was well below par If i’d paid to watch her I’d want my money back.
    Both the girls creamed her
    and Daniel well he can sing in tune, he’s a nice guy and the older ladies need someone in there
    Danni get Rachel some singin lessons

    Comment by Ziguk — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:46

  38. Well they should call it the sad factor,Iam so mad Laura got voted off,well people should vote Daniel to win,and then the sad factor will not make money from the winner

    Comment by lizzy7 — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:47


    Daniel should have gone

    It actually has to be a big set up tehre is nooo way that laura or ruth got less votes than daniel or rachel because they were both absolutely shit tonight.

    Its a complete pisstake simoncowell and cheryl were both so so so so so pissed off they know its right im so angry right now its actually unreal.



    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:47

  40. ever since this years x factor started louis has been determined to get rid of the best acts as he is so scared of the real good quality competion louis should get a life and stop messing up the young talents lives that he has voted off the show i suppose next week its easy to predict that the next singer that will go will be diana vickers or alexandra ………… get real louis please !!!!!

    Comment by sue vickers london — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:48

  41. Simon has stated, the XFactor is looking for a unique and different performer as the winner this year! So, we still have in some very NORMAL and not unique / different contestants and getting rid of the unique and different like Laura!!!!! It just doesn’t make sense and I feel really angry that such an injustice has taken place. This programme will not survive if this sort of dishonesty goes on, people will get fed up and tune into somehing else instead – like we are going to do…

    Comment by Helen — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:49

  42. Laura is the true winner of X Factor 2008. I hope she will go on to make an album. This was the biggest mistake.

    Comment by Anne — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:50

  43. well i could write a book but i watch x factor but i never vote as it is a ***take of the british public how can that horrid racheal still be in and laura and ruth who did not deserve to be in the bottom two be there. can the public not see that the programme is just a fix. they keep going on about that horrid racheal having a second chance is it the other contestents faults that screwed her life up and her kids taken away NO its not. she is as talented as a cat in labour JOKE i will not be watching again i am so glad that come danicing won the award and not this ***taking CRAP

    Comment by shelley — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:50

  44. i will be tuning into something else.

    tehre is no way imw atching now when the only decent people on there are diana vickers ruth and alexandra. due to louis pathetic rivalry with the other judges has cost the x factor one of the best singers they have ever had on this show and every other show.

    get louis off and get laura back in.

    it was a complete set up tonight.

    laura and daniel to go. doesnt everyone agree?

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:51

  45. As a devoted x-factor follower, I am gob-smacked with tonights results. I am baffled with Louis and Simon’s decision to vote Laura off and have lost all faith in the show!!!

    Comment by ex-xfactorfan — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:51

  46. Huge mistake,I predicted Laura to win ,last year they voted on who would have the best career out of the final two.
    No one will buy an album from Ruth!

    Laura absolutely the best the voting system is flawed!


    Comment by Tristram Dixon — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:51

  47. This week is awful!
    Most people know that neither Laura or Ruth should have been in the bottom 2 tonight! I think that Daniel should have been in the bottom 2 this week! His story is really upsetting! He is a good singer but the standards this year are to high for him to handle!

    Get well Diana
    if your not well for the rest of this series COME BCK NEXT YEAR U AR ONE OF DA BEST IN DA COMPETITION!

    Comment by Eimear — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:52

  48. Well sai Shelley but your post will get deleted

    Comment by Jester — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:52

  49. Totally agree with the person above this could spell the end for the X Factor!

    Comment by Tristram Dixon — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:53

  50. im still just so angry taht laura went i cant stop leaving angry comments.



    daniel and rachel to go they were completely shite tonight they dont deserve it.

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:53

  51. Im sorry but The X-Factor is a f**king joke.

    Laura was voted out whilst Daniel went through.
    Does that not seem a little odd to anyone except myself?

    My only guess is that because the teenage girls are voting for Eoghan + JLS, the more mature women are voting for Daniel, and the men are of course voting for Ruth, there is nobody to vote for the women? Although Alexandra got through.
    At least the British public got THAT right.

    Or, as someone suggested on YouTube, Louis is voting tactically.
    RACHEL over AUSTIN (I personally think Austin is more talented than any of the other males in the competition)
    RUTH over LAURA
    Trying to vote out the most competition?

    I think that next year (if there is one), The X-Factor should concentrate more on the talent and less on their life stories.

    Comment by Clare — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:53

  52. Unbelievable!! I thought this programme was about discovering talent. What an injustice. Laura was the best by far in this competition! Make your point heard and join my facebook group.. “Boycott the X Factor”.

    Comment by Zoe Taylor — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:54

  53. omg lauras gone!! danny should go his crap!! laura ur amazing i love you!!!!
    x x x x x x

    Comment by ria — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:55

  54. well said shelley and clare.

    daniel and rachel. were absolutely ****ing awful tonight.

    they do not deserve to bein the competition have no talent whatsoever and cant hold a tune to save their lives.

    laura has pure talent and deserves to go back in. this show is a complete setup. with austin going out last week and laura this week, i cant possibly believe and im sure no one else can that daniel could have possibly got more votes than rachel or ruth. they have the most talent out of everyone in this competition and it was a complee fix they were in the bottom two.

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:56

  55. The XFactor is becoming a comedy well the British public is, Laura goes home, yet Rachel whose voice could unblock drains stays in, no wonder Simon walked off.

    Comment by Jester — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:57

  56. Will everyone get over it!! The PUBLIC vote, and the 2 singers that the PUBLIC least preferred were in the bottom two. Laura’s voice isn’t everyones cup of tea and certainly not mine, if she tried not to imitate Amy Winehouse badly every week then maybe she would have survived, to me she was sooo annoying!!

    Comment by Lee — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:57

  57. Can the X factor voting be checked? Why were Laura and Ruth the at the bottom? We are stunned that Laura has gone out – was it a reconciliation for the rumours this week about Laura? The show has just lost the most beautiful voice.

    Comment by Michelle — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:57

  58. they are also the best singers this show has ever seen or any of the other shows.

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:58

  59. can anyone honestly say that daniel or rachel sung better tonight than ruth or rachel? because you need your hearing checked.

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:59

  60. Tonights result is absolutely disgusting. This programme no longer has ANY credibility. It’s a joke. I refuse to believe that Ruth and Laura received less votes than that arrogant and tone dead scummer Rachel and Daniel – the definition of beige! It has truley become the ‘Sob’ Factor. Daniel should not have made it past bootcamp, but prostituted his dead wife out to secure a place. It’s utterly disgraceful – he should be ashamed. And as for Rachel, she does have some talent and has been good, but her performance tonight and her overall behaviour certainly does not warrant a place for her. I felt very sorry for her tonight, she was a broken woman, which must be why she stayed in after that horrendous performance. There is no way those results reflect the voters opinions. I truley believe it must be fixed and will not be watching it again.

    Comment by Steph — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:59

  61. oooh i meant daniel did not sing better than ruth or rachel

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:59

  62. I can’t stand Laura’s warbling, years ago when the likes of Cleo Laine did all that shoo bee doobey doooo stuff it was okay, but coming out of Laura’s mouth it all seems so contrived and false. I can’t believe the judges have fallen for it for sooo long!

    Comment by Lee — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:00

  63. Thinking and wishing Laura all the best – it was a fix Laura OBVIOUS – this should be a music / singing talent show, it obviously isn’t…so hold your head up high and go and prove whoever is running / holds the power of this show by getting yourself an amazing career in showbiz – their loss x

    Comment by Helen — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:02

  64. but how on earth did rachel and ruth end up in the bottom two when you have people like rachel and daniel on there who are only kept in for their sob stories?

    its not right at all.

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:03

  65. Laura ate Diana, Daniel has the voice of an angel ,the only true winner

    Comment by Danielswife — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:05

  66. argh once again i meant laura and ruth in bottom two

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:05

  67. X-factor is a sham, no longer about the singing, but purely a TV show!
    It’s obvious Louis and Simon are tactical voting, it’s disgusting!
    Thats 2 peoples lives ruined now, people who had the talent to make a career!
    Fuvk sake get daniel out!!

    Comment by Rob — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:06

  68. This is pathetic. Im sick of Miss i was a drug addict benefit theif I should be given a second chance Rachel! her attitude is disgraceful she looks like a transvesite in a wig and her voice grates to me to make my stomach churn. I dont care what anyone says she doesnt deserve a second chance and the only reason why she managed to get through tonight is because she cried boo hoo!!!She might be able to creep her way through the judges but she certainly hasnt won over the public the likeablity factor is something you cant improve on you either have it or you dont and she doesnt! I love ruth but she should have gone tonight Laura Wyte is an incrediable talent and personally i think she is even better than Leona lewis, people have to remeber that range isnt the most important factor within a vocalist its distinction and Laura certainly has that. I never thought id say this but Louie walsh has to go its become a competiton of “getting back the other judges and getting rid of the biggest competiton” so they can win, Its all wrong Laura was the biggest competiton and for that reason alone it was why she went. I wish her luck but i know she doesnt need it as its unbelieveably talented.

    Comment by Louise — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:07

  69. Tonight was pathetic and I always looked forward to X Factor each Saturday…never again…its a sham!!

    Simon vote with your head not ur pants and Louis retire you are pathetic..Cheryl you are the best I wouldn’t ruin your rep with sch a programme

    My opinion Laura is FAR TOO GOOD for X Factor anyway…show em all and get your no 1 hit in time for christmas to knock some loser who wins off that spot!!

    UNBELIEVABLE…grannies keep voting for!!

    Comment by Louise Heenan — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:08

  70. ??????????what has gone on. Are the public mad.What a voice Laura has and she has been voted off.Complete nonsense

    Comment by julia — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:08

  71. It seems clear to me that Daniel will win.

    Comment by godfrey — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:08

  72. tonights result was a fix pure fix rachel and daniel still in it and LAURA gone the front runner
    i would defo check the phone lines where not tampered wit.
    louis what the hell is is deal he’s voting of the best so his will defo get into the final
    i am outraged i do believe that after this the ratings ill defo drop
    ireland should b allow to vote if we where this wouldnt of happened 2nite and the 2 that deserved to b in the bottom 2 would of been
    i will not b watching next weeks show coz louis will probably get rid of alexandera

    Comment by elaine — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:08

  73. Tonight is a disgrace for 2 reasons;

    1) How can Diana be that ill when she was shouting and partying away on Bonfire Night? Surely this would have made her throat worse? Wot a con, maybe she didn’t fancy singing Mariah Carey??

    2) Tactical voting gone mad…Louis it was expected because he has become very bitter but Simon you were so wrong to vote the way you did. Laura is an amazing talent with a very spceial quality. You have let her down so badly.

    Comment by Nick — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:10

  74. tactical and sympathy voting,end of subject, new judges required please.

    Comment by LOU — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:10

  75. the last two weeks have been an absolute joke. austin did not deserve to go and laura most certainly didnt. she has one of the strongest voices in the cometition. niether of the girls deserved to be in the bottom two. Louis walsh is an idiot, nothing he says has relevance. eoghan to win!!!

    Comment by kate — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:10

  76. I have been so incensed in my life!! After being an X Factor fan for years I can honestly say after tongihts results I will not be watching again. Laura White is the most talented artist I have ever seen in this competition and the fact that the programme/judges have allowed this to happen is a joke beyong belief. All involved should be deeply and truely ashamed!!

    Comment by sam smith — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:10

  77. Steph. I agree with every word you said, I guess so do alot of posters on here as well. XFactor is laughable. Tonights result was a disgrace.

    Comment by Jester — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:10

  78. I Am Soooooooo Annoyed How The Hellll Cud Laura Have Gone Even Though I Want Diana To Win I Wud Ave Bin Happy If Laura Or Diana Won It
    But Seriously Daniel And Rachel Are a complete joke and should have not even gone past boot camp
    i am sooo p’d off :@:@:@

    Comment by Meg — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:12

  79. OK Lee, you may have a point and maybe your fav is not Laura’s style BUT you’ve got to admit at least she is in tune? She was definitely NOT the worst singer tonight even if you don’t like her style?

    Comment by Helen — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:13

  80. I agree with everyone, this is a complete travesty. firstly, the british public need to wake up and spot the REAL raw talents in the show and stop voting sympathetically, Daniel is a great guy but thats not what this show is about is it?!? and as for Rachel, she has an amazing voice… but where has it been? at least EVERY one of Laura’s peformances have been exceptionally outstanding… this show has been ruined by the judges making it about themselves, even they seem to have forgotten what this show is all about. Louis deserves every bit of stick for the last 2 weeks decisions, even more so for this one, he’s clearly just being tactical and getting rid of the stronger singers to give JLS a better chance… grow up louis… i only hope that Laura picks herself up, dusts herself down and uses this chance to make the judges realise they made a big mistake!

    Comment by Kaylee — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:13

  81. We gave up believing that the best talent wins last year when Leon won and Rhydian was given 2nd place, so this year we just take it all with a pinch of salt! It is much less stressful to watch …

    Just watch the games they play !

    Re tonight’s verdict —- neither deserved to go home but we refuse to get stressed over it! Did that last year ………

    I’m sure that the producers already know the type of act they want to win / gap in the market! For Simon Cowell, whoever wins is irrelevant because he can sign up who he wants and this show helps him to unearth some fabulous talent. It lines the winners’ pocket and his – he’s not stupid!

    Comment by MP — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:14

  82. Why do Simon and Louis decide to vote out the strongest contender for the X Factor? Because they are biased and are making a political decision to improve the odds on there own performers winning. Cheryl and Danny are always fair with there comments and voting unlike Simon and Louis. It should be about talent not childish politics, tonight’s decision is a travesty, and if I was Cheryl I would go the same way as Sharon.

    Comment by James — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:14

  83. I personally think that the Laura White scandal of her dating the executive, Mathew Firsht, may have had something to do with this. And I’m not talking about public voting.

    Plenty of shows have been done for voting issues, is this another?

    Comment by kate — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:15

  84. That has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen on television. I have watched x factor for years but never again!! The most talented, unique individual has been voted off as was the only reason we watched the x factor. The judges and public are a bunch of morinic muppets and should be very ashamed of this truoly stupid result. it really does make a mockery of the whole show!! Never will I watch again!!!!!

    Comment by david brew — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:15

  85. I really like Diana, if not for her still being in I would stop watching the show as its so obviously rigged.

    For those blaming the Granny’s for keeping Daniel in, think again, I’m a Granny and I wouldnt have even sent him to boot camp, I cannot bear the “sympathy vote” contestants particularly when they cant sing to boot.

    The producers need to dump amoeba brain Louis

    Does anyone remember the large scottish girl that won Pop Idol a few years back? she won on the sympathy vote because Simon and Louis slagged her ever week, she had one hit and disappeared, remind anyone of Daniel?

    Comment by Kay — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:15

  86. Laura was the best singer she has a completely original warm tone to her voice and is totally contemporary with whats going on with music at the moment, I will not be watching X factor again as this was obviously a tactical vote tonight and makes the show a complete joke. I am soooo disappointed. Goodbye X Factor.

    Comment by Exit Factor — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:15

  87. That Xtra factor presenter Holly is just plain rude. What did she mean by something is not right, public got it wrong etc etc?! Just disrecpectful to the remaining contestants. Surely she knows that the public don’t always vote based on vocal talent! If it’s just based on vocal talent then it shouldn’t be called X factor! Obviously the public has voted for Daniel, good for him, although I do think he should not be still in the X factor. But hey what can you say. Ruth was just amazing in the sing off, what a rock chick she is! And she looks better and better too! She deserves her place. Louis I have to say made the right decision. Laura has a great vocal, but she just doesn’t seem to be improving much with her image, as rightly pointed out by Simon, compared to other contestants. Something is just not right with the way she dresses. Anyway she did amazing in her sing off and all the best to her in future.

    Comment by arctanck — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:17

  88. that result 2nite is wrong defo phone lines where tampered wit completely will not b watching the show again
    rachel and daniel what the hell they r useless
    louis like what is he at voting of laura like cum on he has one act left and yea they r good but i think he should let them win becoz they deserve to not becoz he’s voting of all there competition and thats exactly what hes doing
    i think the whole of ireland and england r deguised tonight and i think there should b something done about it
    daniel is still there becoz of is sob story and rachel is the same
    rachel sang that song 2nite out of tune and she got the viewers votes coz she but on an act yea daniels song suited him but cum on over laura its mad
    i wont b watching next week

    Comment by stephen — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:17

  89. You are Fantastic Laura.Shame on the X Factor judges !

    Comment by Olivia W — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:18

  90. Laura Gone! The show should be called ‘Joke’ Factor. What is wrong with the british public and the judges, how can Laura and Ruth be in the bottom two and Daniel and Rachel still be there? Louis should be voted off next week.

    Comment by james swete — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:19

  91. It’s a shame to see Laura go – she is talented. Laura to be signed up on a jazzy record deal! Since Diana was not able to perform this week, I think X Factor should have let everyone go through this week and vote two contestants off the show next week. It would have been a fairer vote, as Diana now has had a free ride through to next week’s competition. Girly Diana not a strong singer at all! Alexandra to win. JLS to make one record. Ruth to sing a one-off with Aerosmith or Bon Jovi. Rachel to host a youth tv show. Daniel and Eoghan definitely to go next.

    Comment by Petra — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:20

  92. i think it was also something to do with the fact that laura is dating a producer bloke.

    it has to be a fix daniel and rachel were the worst singers tonight cant hold a tune.

    its pretty clear ruth and laura are the best singers in the competition, its a complete fix that they ended up there at all.

    the voting system must be mucked up and there is definitely a fix there is no way that laura would have got less votes than daniel, no way on earth

    i will nottt be tuning in again for x factor

    also….louis what is your problem?? your pathetic quarrels with the other judges have cost the show the best singer they had on the show. he should be booted he is a rubbish judged and just felt threatened by laura seeing as she is ten times better than his group, JLS.

    Comment by chloe — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:20

  93. Ruth and Laura had to sing to save themselves. Go back and watch the two songs and tell me and yourselves who sang her heart out. Ruth was on fire, I am a fan of Laura but her performance was weak. The judges were fair.

    Comment by Yvonne — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:20

  94. Very shocked with tonights results!

    Laura should have easily been in the final, Rachel was not in tune tonight and due to a sob story got away with the real comments she should have recieved from the Judges. Daneil isn’t going to win the competition and I am dissapointed he is still in as I need to watch another boring performance from him!

    Louis Walsh is a complete joke voting tactically, if Diana was in the bottom he would have also voted her off to get rid of the competition. Simon I am dissapointed with I usually agree with his decisions but tonight he was wrong, it should have at least gone to Deadlock.

    Those of you who are saying that it’s the publics fault over Laura and Ruth being in the bottom 2 is wrong – come on this is a talent show where on many occasions there have been issues with the phonelines and we never see the actual phone in results – why? Becuase it can easily be fixed.

    Comment by Alison — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:21

  95. WHAT A JOKE!!!!! the show has completely lost the plot, laura was and still is the best, how can she be voted out over daniel and rachel, laura and ruth should not have been in the bottom two its turning into a sympathy show, the judges need to sort their heads out, why have judges that let this happen they obviously have no impact, do these judges do their job NO! I WILL NEVER WATCH THE X FACTOR AGAIN and i suspect others feel the same way!!!!!


    Comment by luke — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:21

  96. What do other people think about the Diana issue? It clearly showed her on the Xtra Factor shouting and partying on their Bonfire night out….surely this can’t have helped her voice??? This is as much of a joke as Laura being sent home.

    Comment by Nick — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:22

  97. Tonight’s result just goes to show the scale of the scam being pulled here in the name of entertainment. Tactical voting to protect Cowell’s and Walsh’s precious egos. PATHETIC. The British public are not – contrary to the X-factor’s producers belief – stupid. WE CAN ALL SEE WHAT’S GOING ON. TURN OFF vote with your remote. (Laura – you rule x )

    Comment by DanSW — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:22

  98. Laura never ever should have gone that way. Both Ruth and Laura should not have been in the botom two, they are far to good fr that. I personally like Ruth’s powerful voice but I can name some contestants that were far lower than both Laura and Ruth’standard.

    They both should not have been in the bottom two. Has the public actually gone insane?

    Comment by THM — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:22

  99. X Factor has become a joke for a long time, but tonight proves it is and just not even worth watching anymore. Laura was so talented and amazing and got voted off because the judging system is so unfair that they “look after” their own.Its not about talent anymore but the judges egos and them wanting to win at any cost. Well i wont be watching anymore as it is just all a sham. Strictly is a million times better, and at least the judges base their scores on talent on the nite and dont have any allegiance to any one of them. X factor isnt about talent anymore, feel really angry tonight and so sad for Laura. Hope she goes on to even bigger things than this crap!

    Comment by Emma — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:23

  100. Unbelievable that Laura is out of the show !

    Could’t agree more with all the other comments

    All I hope is that Laura rises above it and goes on to make a successful career as she has a lot to offer

    We will not be watching the rest of the show

    Comment by Bob — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:23

  101. this is from the no. 81 comment i forgot to add i am a white person and take humbrage on what loius walsh said about obama the usa president and loius group jls comparing them on the x factor which will make more trouble for innocent people . we will see it on the news has loius got contacts with the ira like.

    Comment by x factor judges — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:24

  102. I agree with a lot of what has been posted here. I think tonight’s show is going to really shoot the judges in the foot. It was very clear that both Simon and Louis voted off Laura as she is so clearly head-and-shoulders above their own acts. Laura has a unique voice; as we said in thishouse tonight – if she had an albumn out we’d go and buy it as she is distinctive. Tonight’s show was an ego-trip for the two men behind the desk. They are so determined to win that they have childishly squandered the reputation of what was actually a very entertaining show. The X Factor is no longer about talent – it’s about how these two men can manoever what little influence they have over the voting to get their own acts through to the final. I have decided that as a ‘public voice’ competition we should all use our voice and do the one thing that will really p*** these 2 off. The only competitor who will never get to number 1 at Xmas is Daniel; Simon and Louis were both more kind to him this week as they have realised that their previous comments were getting Daniel plenty of ‘irony’ votes. From now on, I, my friends and work colleagues will vote for Daniel. Not because he is talented, but because we refuse to allow 2 men to cynically use their own influence in order to win a competition that should actually be about sustainable talent.Cheryl should vote with her feet. She doesn’t need to be associated with a programme like this. Simon, I’m afraid you are going to find that the X Factor died tonight. The public will not trust you. I’m with Chris Moyles, let’s make Daniel win, it’s the only way we can get back at Simon and Louis and make them realise that a show’s credibility should come before their own childish competitiveness.

    Comment by Philippa — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:24

  103. There needs to be VERY serious consideration by the programme organisers to get Laura reinstated!!! The most stupid decision I have ever seen and unless ITV1 do something to rectify this matter I will switch off along with any other people eho I can persuade to dothe same. Strictly rules!!! I am switching channels and will encourage all to do the same. ITV1 you are a sick sick joke !!
    Laura going out… utterley stupid, crazy, bad, bad decision!! You silly silly people!!!!!

    Comment by jill wesley — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:25

  104. We are absolutely gutted. Laura is amazingly talented and did in no way deserve to go home. Louis is a disgrace voting tactically to save his precious JLS – am def in the queue to buy Laura’s 1st album. Its not Ruths fault think shes amazing also – sorry to say it but Miss Attitude Rachel needs to go. Find it somewhat ironic young talented girl thrown off show last year because of her past and being caught happy slapping yet judges praising and encouraging ex criminals. I do believe in giving people chances – but there should be consistency. Sort it out Simon. Will never vote in the show again and am even debating watching it. p.s. bring in judge judy not judge louis

    Comment by Theresa and Jane — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:27

  105. We are in total shock…why is Laura going home when she has the most amazing voice ever! I agree Ruth shouldn’t have been in the bottom two but I still can’t get my head round the fact Laura has gone.
    I’m just glad I haven’t wasted my money on tickets for the live tour in March as I would be selling them on Ebay in the morning!
    The judges all need to grow up and do what they are paid to do…JUDGE and remember it is a TALENT show! How many of the remaining acts have TALENT?
    Keep smiling Laura and you will make it anyway. x

    Comment by Sue J — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:29

  106. X factor???How many more weeks can go by with good talent going! Isn’t this show about getting someone that is going to sell records. Laura was a real talent, let’s face it, daniel and Rachael are one dimensional. Lets hope the public get it right next week,although after tonight, I doubt anyone will bother to watch. Louis walsh- what a disgrace!

    Comment by Emma — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:29

  107. Last week judges saved rachel because she was a raw talent yet 2nite they didnt utter a word when voting laura out! What world do they live in- vocally isn’t laura best raw talent this show has ever seen. Simon voting on lust and louis such a joke i hear spitting image calling.

    Comment by Nikki — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:30

  108. I can’t get over tonight’s result. Laura is amazing!!! I was so excited about buying her album. I thought the object of the show was to find a new pop idol……., but it seems to be based upon who has the most “fight” ridiculous! I think the public just assumed Laura would be safe, so no need to vote (as others would). That is the only explanation. The Judges ……what?! Laura’s performance was faultless. I hope Laura doesn’t let this defeat her and goes on to secure a record contract so that we can enjoy her voice in the future.

    Comment by Kez — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:32

  109. OK, Laura was voted off but she has proved that she has talent and will, I am sure, get work, whether as a pop star or on stage – she has a great voice, especially for jazz and blues – you wait, she will be in Chicago before you know it! Diana probably didn’t fancy doing Mariah Carey – who can blame her, Maria Carey is a cliche, and Diana is just Dido but more elfin. Rachel was off key but she was clearly totally shattered by it all – I just wish they would let them be themselves – Laura looked and sounded terrific in the early stages but what was all that glam and glitz about? Let her do her own thing… Alexandra is a Whitney clone so where’s the newness? Ruth only comes into her own when she is rocking out, and she is so good at that. Eoghan is 16 going on 30 – the clothes are awful and he would be better in Last Choir Standing. Daniel sings in tune, is a nice geezer and does what he is told – he has no chance but I like him!

    So who will win – Alexandra. She is the new Leona. Enough said. Bring back Opportunity Knocks.

    Comment by pixie cat — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:33

  110. LOUIS makes me embarassed to be irish! Get him off the show.
    What he did tonight was to stick it to Cheryl for her Westlife comment ….. poor Laura should not have suffered! Cheryl needs to learn how to play politics and her song choice for that amazing voice was poor!

    Comment by tom — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:34

  111. seems like the phone lines need checking again! or the general public need brain surgery!

    won’t be watching again.

    Comment by jan — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:34

  112. Hi All – Can we please all start a petetion to get rid of Louis Walsh – he is just an idiot who ruins the X-Factor – he did the same in 2005 when he kept in the Irish girl group the Conway sisters over Maria all because they were Irish!

    Although I wanted Laura to stay Ruth also didn’t deserve to go tonight.

    Comment by Alison — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:35

  113. Once again the public got it wrong not the judges it is the public that put these two singers in the bottom two not the judges they should never have been in the bottom two. Laura you will be missed, by far one of the better singers ever on x factor,okay Diana has got a free pass to next weeks competition but if the public keep voting the way they are none of the good talent is safe. This show has turned in to a farce, its not about talent anymore, put a tear on and you will get the votes.

    Comment by Graham — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:36

  114. im sorry you got voted off tonight i thought you were brillant. somewhere over the rainbow is my favourite song. eoghan to win now!

    Comment by tonyquinn — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:36

  115. I dont know why everyone seem to be blaming the judges this week, it was the public vote which decided the bottom two. I also cant understand how it happened like this, but given that it did, then Ruth was the best, she has been my favourite from the beginning. In my opinion Eoghan and Daniel are the worst two. Eoghan,s voice is too weak, and Daniels is too bland and boring. I do think that Louis has voted Simons boys off deliberately before, especially as he has said he doesnt like Daniel, and then he saved him, that was blatently unfair. But this week I thought it was the right decision given the choice that they had. I hope that either Daniel or Eoghan go next week, and we dont lose any more of the best ones.

    Comment by Jenny — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:40

  116. I have been a Strictly Fan and this is the first time I have ever watched X Factor. Never again. What a joke.

    Comment by charlesB — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:40

  117. oh yeh ,can i just add no singer never dosnt perform,diane should have been ther,example <freddie mercury..was aids riddled and still performed up until his last breath why does a touch of a bad throat make one miss a chance too prove how good they are sick or not sick,maybe mariah carey had something too do with her limited vocal ability ,never mind the sore throat,she didnt perform she should go,and as walsh rightly said its a tough buisness.

    Comment by maria eccleston — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:41

  118. laura was a star simon knew that no one can beat her and he had plan this year so he plyed his game guys please understant lets stand with laura we want this show to close

    Comment by nomi — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:42

  119. daniel to go next week!better singers in the competion. eoghan is the best. go derry! we are all voting for you.

    Comment by tonyquinn — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:42

  120. Haven’t felt so incensed since JW Bush won the election. Yes what a travesty. I don’t normally watch T.V but started watching with my daughter as all Cheryl’s 3 girls had so much talent-Laura was really special, beautiful voice. Will not be watching X factor any more-an absolute joke.

    Comment by carole — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:45

  121. I just can’t believe Laura has gone. I for one will be boycotting the programme. Rachel didn’t even sing in tune tonight and Simon we all know you fancy Ruth.

    Comment by Wendy — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:46

  122. x factor is a joke guys how can the best candidate comes at the bottom no way it was plan this is simons and louis

    Comment by nike — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:46

  123. Oh, by the way – what is is that Brian Friedman actually DOES??

    Comment by pixie cat — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:48

  124. Laura is being punished for dating the producer.
    She was humiliated by her “makeover” into a maternity dress and flat hair style.
    Simon’s sexist comments to Ruth were close to harassment.
    The entire show is old hat.
    I propose a national boycott of the X Factor.

    Comment by Shazzer — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:48

  125. shame on x faxtor now unbeliveable how can you do this to laura she was the future

    Comment by david — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:49

  126. The fiasco this evening which has resulted in probably the best singer in the competition being voted off means that I will no longer be watching the X Factor.
    There are a number of other reasons that have led to this:
    - The sing off is ridiculous.The act with the lowest votes as per the voting public’s wishes should go.That would end the controversy of tactical voting by the Judges.
    -Louis has voted off (interestingly when he was the last vote) Scott, Austin and Laura all of whom were more of a danger to JLS than the three he saved.
    -In almost any other competition a contestant who was unable to compete would be out – full stop. To many of us Diana sings like she has a throat infection every week. She is nearly always out of tune. The public are being conned that she is exceptional because she is different. I am not sure that an exception would have been made for most of the other contestants.
    - I have found a lot of the comments about Rachel out of order. As someone in the profession I can say that she has one of the best voices in the competition. She did have problems this evening but generally she is beautifully in tune which cannot be said for some of the others.
    -This contest is no longer about talent it is about sob stories and who will make Simon the most money.
    I like many people thought twice about watching the current X Factor after last years debacle.
    I send my best wishes to Scott, Austin and Laura and hope they have successful careers.

    Comment by James — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:49

  127. i really cannot believe Laura went this week..
    she is amazin’ and very talented..
    i wanted either Laura or Eoughan 2 win nd i’m really sad she has gone. EOUGHAN 2 winn!!
    luv Beckyy xx

    Comment by Rebecca — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:57

  128. Exactly Lorraine! Louis is such a COWARD. he and simon voted her off cos she was the BEST competition in there. it’s completely out of order. Ruth was great but she’s been in the bottom 2 twice – so regardless of anything she deserved to go cos lets face – she’s not gonna win. I thought the reason we HAD JUDGES was so that they made sure an accident in voting didn’t mean the best singer got chucked out. this was complete crap and the show has gone down massively in my estimation. they could have at LEAST let it go down to public vote, but no, simon and loius couldnt have risked that…cos neither of their acts would have stood a chance nest to Laura in the final.

    Comment by sarah — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 23:58

  129. Louis Walsh is an idiot and needs 2 get a life, y did he vote out Laura who is the best singier in the competition!!! and might I add y is Daniel and Eoughan still in the competition. Louis Walsh is an all time idiot!!!! fact. Shocking bottom 2.

    Comment by Mark — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:01

  130. Disgusted and disappointed that Laura and Ruth were both in the sing off at this stage. Daniel and Rachel should have both gone by now. I thought it was meant to be an entertainment show and they’re losing the better ones while the other two remain, its a joke.

    Comment by Nicolatta — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:03

  131. Every week I look forward to the Xfactor.. and particularly look forward to seeing Laura, who is an absolute star!
    It has completely destroyed my faith in the xfactor and the British public vote! I really can’t understand why Simon and Louis voted Laura off. I now don’t care who wins as Laura was my favourite and don’t want to get involved in the ridiculous petty wars between the judges. I don’t care whose ‘category’ wins – I care about the talent that is produced and think the show has become too much about the judges winning than the actual contestant and it’s become a joke!
    I’m so sad Laura is out – it has ruined Xfactor for me now and I wont be watching it again. Simon/ Louis, I hope the public boycott your categories now and leave it to the talented girls to win.
    Laura, best of luck in all you do, I know for sure I will be buying your album. You are better than this show anyway. xx

    Comment by Amy U — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:05

  132. what a great year this show has been until NOW. The show is losing its credibility for the sake of drama. And they’re playing with peoples lives and dreams. And the judges blame the viewers. Well its obvious with this voting system the wiewers are going to vote for the vulnerable to save them. Hence lucky Daniel and Rachael escaping the bottom 2. This was Ruth’s 2nd visit to the bottom 2, ho come no 2nd chance for Laura who has been brilliant throughout and because she’s tied in with the x factor tour it will be over 12 months before she’s free to ressurect her singing career when she’s out of the limelight. Louis- get a brain and save fresh uk talent Simon- vote with your brain not your trousers and sort the viewer vote system as its gonna spoil what could have been a fantastic finale. Good luck Laura x

    Comment by David Nichols — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:05

  133. Can you see what’s happening? Louis Walsh is voting off the competition, what with Austin last week and now Laura. Laura White’s voice gives me goosebumps! There are shades of Janis Joplin in it, except Laura is always note perfect! I will buy her cd when it comes out and you can be dam sure it will! There is no way her talent will go to waste! Shame on you Louis, you womanhater!

    Comment by Rani — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:09

  134. I am sure they thought public would vote Ugh factor Rachel off so they played being nice to her. If they really thought it was a good performance then the whole jury needs ear tests……….It was bad enough on TV but there it must have sounded excrutiating

    Daniel nice but BOOOOOORINGGGGGGGG

    Laura great voice better than Leona.


    Comment by JoJo — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:09

  135. I agree louis needs to go they are making a laughing stock of the show. The silly dancing,the petty remarks from louis and the gimics. Rachel is at it with all the crying stuff. It wont keep her safe forever

    Comment by margaret rose — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:10

  136. As it is a public competition, a few of us are organizing a petition to get Laura back. Show Laura that you care.

    Comment by Laura fans — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:10

  137. Tonights result makes me feel quite sick. Neither girl deserved to be in bottom two but Laura should not have gone. How can the judges say what they have said about her in previous weeks and then not save her tonight. They should have at least gone to deadlock and left it up to the voting public. I wonder if its tactical too. Laura was the main competition for JLS and Eoghan and without her I bet Simon and Louis know their acts have a chance to go further in the competition. I think Laura will go on to be bigger and better on her own. If she had won the x factor they would have destroyed her individuality anyway and would have probably rushed out a record. At least this way she can take her time and record her own material. I am sure she will have no trouble getting a record deal. I can barely bring myself to watch the rest of the series but I hope Diana or Alexandra win now!!

    Comment by caroline — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:12

  138. How can, seriously, a MASSIVE talent like laura go out of the x factor?? I just dont know. Watch we will read it in the papers that some sort of phone line didnt work and her votes wasnt being counted. I mean seriously, her voice is absolutely AMAZING and she gets voted off?? Im sorry but i think the show is a fix and i am not watching it again this series. Whove we got to watch? The likes of bloody daniel? HOW CAN ANYONE IN THERE RIGHT MIND THINK HE IS BETTER??? This show is a joke. Rant over.

    Comment by Ashley from leeds — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:17

  139. Listen guys, Laura and Ruth in the bottom 2 is definitely the fault of the british public vote not the show or judges. ppl at home could have been voting their all for the likes of Daniel and Rachel simply becos they Believe that Laura’s popularity is way over the top and she’s definitely safe. Unfortunately, the show has proven that its not enof for yu to tip someone to win by mouth, but folow up vry saturday with your votes.
    Laura definitely has an amzing voice, but Ruth is equaly very very superb and delivers all time with a lot of performing energy.So with all respect she deserves to stay in the competition.
    Simon cowel probably knows the 2 lady judges will back of their acts, nd tot if he saved Ruth and Louis saved laura it’ll go to dead lock, but they were judged on their last performances.
    We liked Laura, but at the end only one winner will emerge.

    Comment by lunmsy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:25

  140. tonights show is a sham. laura should never have gone home especially with daniel and rachel in the competition. she has an amazing voice and please god she will get signed up soon – or else we set up a ‘barak obama’ style campaign to get her enough money to record her own album – it would sell millions. i am truly sorry to see an absoultely amazing singer go out tonight – the britsish public, louis walsh and simon cowell should be ashamed of themselves.

    Comment by joanne — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:30

  141. XFactor is a disaster. The best singer wins. Er no.
    Screw to Xfactor vote everyone vote for the bird that will unblock drains, Rachel for the
    xfactor win.

    Comment by Jester — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:30

  142. joke factor laura gone its finished this was a plan by simon and louie no one will watch this program any more

    Comment by mike — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:33

  143. Man, this flame war is just like when Tokio Hotel were nominated for Best Act Ever at the MTV EMAs. Honestly though, Laura’s singing was filled with inconsistent high and low notes which she always relied on, whereas Ruth hit the notes where needed (clearly shown in the sing-off). Ruth chose a powerful song showing her clear varied ability and potential, while Laura sang using her usual warbly voice. Btw,just me or is Ruth alot like Hanna Pakarinen (Finland ESC 2007 entry and winner of their Idols music competition).
    They really need to axe themed weeks.

    Comment by Tyeni — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:34

  144. Couldn’t agree more with everything you said John Flynn and lots of other very good points on this post. What has happened is a complete injustice and the judges have been tactical. I hope Alexandra wins now as imo she is the only real talent left – also a top class singer but I’d have loved Laura to win. Personally now I’ll only ever tune into the website to check Alexandra’s OK but never watching again…

    I’m guessing the show will lose a lot of viewers – at least that would make a point and make a stand about what’s happened.

    But my main question is what we can do to back Laura up and give her the support to help her get the break she truly deserves. She has many many fans! I hope she makes it cos she’s the one who deserved it most talent-wise and when she releases an album 1 day I’ll be sure to buy it!

    Comment by lw6 — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:37

  145. So sad that Laura had to go but Ruth was far better in the sing off. She has a great voice when she is allowed to pick her own songs-this mentoring is rubbish the acts should pick their own songs and costumes all the time- remember Austin in auditions was brill and rubbish on the live shows. Everyone stop voting for Daniel and Rachel!!!

    Comment by lindsay — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:39

  146. this was a joke – and daniel should have gone on last weeks show – and laura going was a shock – but i dont think this will be the last we see of laura white. shes a star in the makking and potentially better than leona lewis and thats sayin somethin – british public get a grip and i am also disspointed in simon – GIVE HER A CONTRACT THATS THE LEAST SHE DESERVES AFTER THAT EMBRASSMENT OF A SHOW.

    Comment by phil murphy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:42

  147. LAURAS GONE WHAT IS UP WITH THAT ? ? ? laura was so talented and so is ruth but i prefer laura so much more, she has such a individual voice ! louis is being totally selfish, he isn’t usually this horrible why was he being such a jerk to cheryl as well !?


    Comment by jess : ) — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:49

  148. What used to be great Saturday night telly has turned into a joke. Laura of course shouldn’t have gone out, it’s not worth watching now, Louis is pathetic, forget Xfactor switch channels and lets hope Laura releases a single on her own.!

    Comment by G hammy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:54

  149. I thought this season was turning out to be the best. That was until the gradual Daniel fiasco voting, then the Radio 1 Chris Moyles fiasco interference and of course the judges Louis and Simon acting in a more diva-ish manner than any other contestant or guest singer that has ever been on. Jealously and personal rivalry has killed this show. Cheryl has not picked the best songs for Laura in the last couple of weeks but that shouldnt have mattered. The male bitches have won. I will not be entertaining their petty attitudes again. In this house, the X-Factor is dead!

    Comment by Bill — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:55

  150. Laura’s confidence was definitely dented wen she found herself in the bottom 2,maybe it affected her singing.
    But Ruths’ performance was very powerful and she deserves to stay by every means.

    Comment by lunmsy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:57

  151. I am gobsmacked!!! Cannot believe it!!! How can Daniel still be in and Laura out. It’s absolutely shameful and embarresing not to have acknowledged Laura’s talent over Daniels. And what is up with Rachel? Last week she looked like she could kill someone and tonight she was just scraping by??

    Last week I was sure Daniel was going; then Austin gets the boot. Tonight I was convinced Daniel was going; then it’s Laura. Seriously… Absolutely beyond comprehension!!!

    So happy that Diana is still in though. She’s a star!!!

    All the best to Laura – she’ll do well with or without x factor!!

    Comment by Sarah — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 00:59

  152. Tonight’s show has disgusted me. why does the show allow so much emphasis on people’s backgrounds and stories. Everyone has traumas going on in their life in their own ways but this DOES NOT determine whether you have a good singing voice or not. If only this competition was purely about talent we would have many more superstars come out of it-not just Leona Lewis. So many fabulous singers slip through the net because they don’t even get past the 3 sets of producers you have to audtion for before you even get to see the judges! Then to make matters worse, finally we get a year with majority of the final 12 acts being great and the judges start turning tone deaf and saving all the weak acts! Either that or the public are saving them because they either fancy them or feel sorry for them! Tonight was a really difficult choice the least louis could have done was let it go to deadlock. I’m not interested in it anymore as Laura and Austin were the 2 most musically and creatively talented and they’ve both gone one after the other! And simon criticised lauras performance tonight but nobody said a word about the most bum note in the history of the show that came out of rachels miserable gob! Also I agree it was not sensible to show footage of Diana screaming and shouting at bonfire night!

    Comment by Hannah — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:00

    rachaels performance was so off key it was AWFUL!!!
    but anyway i think tonight elimination should have been cancelled as a result of diana being too ill. ruth still sang when she was ill, so did leona. why should diana get special treatment? she couldnt have been that ill as she was photographed having lunch with her boyfriend this week. its not fair on the rest of the contestants that she has a “free” week
    x factor is such a fix.
    i was voting for laura and i could not get through it was always “busy”

    Comment by lindsay — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:00

  154. Daniel’s talent is as ‘real’ as his teeth…..

    Comment by Lilly — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:20

  155. ….and as true as his hair colour…

    Why is the system for voting not to vote them off instead of to keep them on?

    Regardless of that, a really quite extraordinary singer was voted off tonight.

    I’m sure Daniel probably lays alone at night after the show knowing he has taken the place of someone much more talented.
    Laura’s exit brings to a close my ‘relationship’ with the Z Factor..

    Comment by Lilly — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:24

  156. What is happening here?! I can’t believe Laura is OUT?! This is an absolute joke!! She was far better then Ruth tonight…such a better singer BY FAR!!!

    Laura you are great :)

    Comment by Rachel — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:26

  157. laura was real good i bet 25 squid on her to win i am gutted louis and simon selfish losers , they just want their acts to win and knocked out the beast singer in x factor for years as good as my fav x factor singer leona

    Comment by James Herbert — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:28

  158. I actually think its turning into a sympathy vote…..People are voting more for Daniel and Rachel as opposed to the stronger talents probably because they are assuming people will vote anyway for them…that’s the only explanation I have for Ruth and Laura to be the bottom two tonight…………just makes no oooo sense….Laura you might be out of the X Factor but in some ways you now have people gasping for more!!

    Comment by sima — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:37

  159. The whole show has turned in to an utter disgrace. I am outraged by this evenings decision, the male judges are t**ts. The only reason to continue watching is the unique diana, although it would probably be better for her career not to win such a contrieved competition.

    Comment by disgusted from earlsfield — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:45

  160. I’m gutted, I can’t believe that Laura has been voted off, she has a gorgeous voice and she was favourite to win. I think its disgusting that the judges are using tactics like they are. I think it should go off the publics votes only, then the one with the least votes leaves, that is way more fair. Why are Daniel and Rachel still in it, they are rubbish? Well I’m voting with my remote next week and watching BBC1 instead. Laura you rock, I hope you get a break. xxx

    Comment by Catherine — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:46

  161. What a complete and utter joke. I won’t be watching the rest of this series as it’s made a mockery of what talent is supposed to be about. With the exception of Alexandra, none of the other acts come anywhere close. I really do hope that this works out to be a positive thing for Laura, in the same way it was for Lemar. I for one will be at the front of the queue if and hopefully when she releases an album. It’s also time for Louis to go, his comments are both ridiculous and embarassing.

    Comment by AnnieS — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 01:59

  162. Laura, I hope you are reading this because I really want to tell you how brilliant you truly are. Not in a million years did you deserve to be in the bottom two, let alone being eliminated. You are the most talented singer I have ever heard in my life, your singing sends chills down my spine. I am from the republic of Ireland and i definitely feel you’d still be in the competition if we could vote because you have such a huge fan base over here. I really, really hopeyou continue doing what you love and i hope you come out with an album. If you do I’ll be the first to buy it, followed by many more. I ashamed of louis and Simon for their poor, poor judgement because you laura, deserved to win. You will go far laura and I believe in you 100 percent. You have made your family proud. From your biggest fan, aisling claffey. X

    Comment by aisling — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 02:21

  163. Cannot believe Simon and Louis. Both of them know that Laura is a better singer than Ruth.They both are jealous that Laura was not in their category and their attitude is if they cannot have Laura so lets dump her.Simon out of all the people said a nasty comment today and he just wanted Laura to go out of the show for his own selfish reasons whatever they might be.Simon probably fancied Laura too.I can’t be bothered to watch x factor next week or next year. I hope the viewing rating goes right down.Also I am sure that Laura will have a successful career ahead of her and I am sure she will outshine Simon`s Leona Lewis.Laura is so real and Leona,she can be fake at times. Sorry Simon!!

    Comment by enkay — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 02:42

  164. Oh my god!
    What the hell is going on!!
    First Austin and now Laura!
    I think the judges are on something this series!
    Why have they gone but people like Daniel, Diana and that crappy boyband are still in there?
    I just dont get it!
    There is only one talented person left…Alexandra!!!
    So disappointed!
    Simon i’m loosing faith in you!

    Comment by K Davey — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 03:08

  165. Lura, if you read this…please do not let the resu;ts get the better of you. You have an amazing talent, which bought me to tears whenever you sing. A talent that the world should encounter, i know you will get a record deal regardless of the results but please do not let your confidence slide because of this. You were the only reason I watched the bloody xfactor and obviously feel let down by this..dont give up, you are a breath of fresh air and sooo talented it hurts. As a music producer, you do not relase how much your voice and talent means. Keep creating, you have something so unique…..

    Comment by rebekah — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 04:28

  166. my spelling is awful!

    Laura, you’re great. everything about you, love it! Been away this weekend not sure what happened but definitely you did not deserve to go. Whenever you sing my heart just goes mental. I am moved by talent and baby you got it 100%, More than any of those guys. keep on going don’t let it get you down. its all entertainment at the end of the day and if you believe things will happen – that’s the path I’m on anyway xxxxxxxxxxx GUTTED but I know I’ll see your face again…….

    Comment by rebekah — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 04:39

  167. just wanna say that i am absolutely gutted abot tonight:( am going to stop watchin x factor this season. its become a joke. first austin and now Laura.i think its become a compeption between the judges than keepin the real talent. Laura was obviously a threat to the others hence the poor judgement tonight. just plain rubbish. just wanna say that Laura you are the true winner of X factor this season rooted by the majority of the poupulation and no mater what the results are, x factor this yr aint gonna be the same widout u. cant wait for ur album release i know for a fact u have it in u to break america. real talent girl:) hope u dont let x factor affect u,wots more imp is that uve gained exposure to ur singing talent. good luck with it all.ur liek the Jennifer Hudson of UK. The exact same injustice happened to her when she was sent home on american idol and look at her now. ur gonna be far more successful than the x factor winner this year:) i just hope the x factor judges realise what the real motive of the show is and start picking real talent and not personal competitions and sob story.well am done with x factor this season from last night. cheers:)

    Comment by Nafeesa — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 06:53

  168. I’ve never been so gutted for a contestent. Laura was unique and one of the best singers to ever grace that stage.

    I can’t get my head around the decision. I was so gutted I had tears streaming down my face.

    I expected tactical voting from that weasal louis but not from Simon. He must know, being who he is, that stood before him was a godess.

    I still don’t know why Simon did what he did. They must have already chosen their winner and had to somehow get laura out.

    I pray that laura rises past it and gets the break she deserves. I’m totally gutted for her.

    The world has lost out on an incredible talent.

    Good luck laura xxx

    Comment by Paul — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 07:19

  169. well this show is turning into a farce! austin last week and now the fantastic laura! why? when you,ve got poor singers like owen,daniel,rachel and ruth still there ?? the judges should not have the vote as its too political with them! i wont be watching anymore of this comedy show!

    Comment by stig — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 07:41

  170. Quite shocking really but Simon is aware she will sign with him, so he cares not!! This is now a reality show not a talent contest, and Louis and Simon want to win no matter what. the point of that is what? Louis pathetic really, Simon take your eyes off the tits and sob stories and listen. rachel was quite shocking, not not quite but truely shocking!!


    Comment by damo — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 08:48

  171. You know what,

    I cant sin very well but next year, I will say my dead budgie, Stan, died in my arms and dedicate all my songs to Stan. Especially the one I sang as he died in my arms and cheeped his las cheep. I sang “i’m too sexy” by Right Said Fred. Maybe I will stay in until the end????

    It is an absolute joke this year. Scott, Austin and Laura??? For F**K sake!

    Comment by Anthony — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:04

  172. i always thought x factor was a fix! get rid of the stronger talent first discusted that laura and ruth were in the bottom two no way laura in my opinion was the one who was going to win this year, how is that out of tune racheal is still there thats right have a sob ah the sob factor! sort it out simon and louis a complete shambles.

    Comment by andy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:11

  173. Laura and Ruth were in the bottom two simply because they didn’t have the public vote. They are both fantastic singers in their own styles. I wish people would stop giving Daniel and Rachel a hard time, they have a right to be in the show as much as anybody else, the four judges put them there in the first place and the public vote is keeping them in. I wonder how many of the people whining on this ‘blog’ are actually voting themselves?

    Comment by Annette — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:15

  174. Gotta say that Ruth’s performance was better than Laura’s in the sing-off. She nailed it again just like when she sang Purple Rain. Also Laura singing at a piano didn’t do it for me. She had a bad night but there’s no way that she should be in the bottom two. The bookies have Diane as the favourite to win. Interesting.

    Comment by Stuart — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:21

  175. Have to agree with a lot of the above comments. Last nights results show was a complete sham. X Factor cannot have any credibility after last nights outcome. How on earth can it be called a talent show when the best talent has been voted off?!! The judges have their own adgenda! We as a family will not be watching again ever and we’ve been fans since day one. Come on people spread the word and boycott the show! Annie

    Comment by Annie — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:32

  176. I have been a fan of XFactor since the start but I am afraid I will not be watching it again following last night’s appalling decision. Laura is an exceptional talent and there was obviously game playing and tactics by judges (Simon and Louie) going on. It has given the show a sour taste and discredited it amongst the public.

    Meanwhile, I hope Laura is given the message that there are many of us out here just waiting to buy her first album – so now you have time to get on and record it!

    Comment by Angela — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:43

  177. The judges need to read this blog and listen to the fans. It is outrageous what is happening on the show between the judges, and they are really disappointing the viewers with their constant bickering and games.


    Can we start a petition?

    Comment by Reena — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:44

  178. Rachel should do the decent thing and leave but then again she hasn’t done a decent thing yet. Louis should be made to apoligize. Do not blame simon for walking off. After the pathetic public vote think it should go to independent judges to get some fairness back into the comp.

    Comment by craig — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:46

  179. I must say Laura did not sing her best last night and should be praised for managing to keep playing the piano from 10ft away!!amazing!! BUT….she was no way near the worst performer last night heres my verdict..
    Rachel was just awful my cat loved it though! Egioghuio O’ Quinnley was just..well..if I want to watch a cabbage patch doll ill go to Toys’R'Us..!!
    Daniel was great, he deserved to stay and so did JLS, very good. Ruth is a real sexy rock chick and no way should have been in the bottom two. Alexandra and Diana will make the final and if Louis mentions “Westlife” one more time then it’s casualty for me from now on!! this is nearly as bad as the bendy boy beating Escala in britains got talent!!!

    Comment by Rob — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:54

  180. I have lost all faith in X Factor and i love the show. You ask anyone and they love Laura. She had such a great talent and that edge that even Alexander, who has a great voice, doesn’t have. Its obvious that something isn’t right when Laura loses out to Daniel and even Rachel who continues to mess up. The word is now that Laura lost votes because of the revelations that she is ’supposedly’ in a relationship with the shows TV Exec. So what! You cant always believe what you read anyway. I wouldn’t be surprised if the producers have fixed it so she goes out to avoid anymore bad press! I am gutted!

    Comment by Lucy J — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 09:54

  181. Laura voted off by the judges this week was disgusting. Watched the show since the first series but no longer watching since it’s clear that the judges vote tactically. Laura was by far one of the most talented on the programme and was set to be in the final. I hope other viewers react the same way, and that the ratings pummet.

    I have posted this same comment to the ITV X-Factor website, please do the same if you feel strongly about this. I have NEVER complained about a TV show before, but the voting last night was terrible. Louis Walsh is not capable of judging real artists, Simon Cowell was voting with his p***s, since he loves latin women.

    Comment by Chris Millward — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:02

  182. What a disgrace, Laura is amazing, she should have not been in the bottom two, never mind voted off.
    It felt like a fix and tactical voting by the judges.
    Daniel is improving, but Rachel is awful…..
    Laura has a true talent, Good luck in your future.

    Comment by Sarah — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:02

  183. The show is becoming more and more of a pantomime. The sob stories really should be banned. Having a sad life doesn’t make you a recording artist, I am fed up of hearing everyone’s woes and them painting that as a reason why they deserve to make it. Daniel is a nice guy but he has really outstayed his time there. Neither Laura nor Ruth deserved or earned a place in the bottom 2. Laura undeniably has a fantastic voice, doubt I personally woudl buy anything she did as wouldn’t fit my tastes but she is a fabulous talent. Ruth I like lot too she isn’t technically the best singer but I like her personality and performances. JLS I liked them in the auditions but feel they are becoming a plastic boy band, Eoighan is just starting to grate on me. Rachel omg that woman is a disaster, this weeks performance was out of tune and her attitude disgusts me. All this second chance nonesence, yes she quit drugs and that is to be respected but she chose that lifestyle and it doesn’t earn her the right to be a rude, selfish bitch. She is a loudmouthed, arrogant waste of space. Yes in the auditions she had a fab voice but she has no idea how to use it, her performances have been week and she has no humility or decency.
    The remaining talent for me is Diana, Alexandra and Ruth.

    Comment by Britny Alfonzetti — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:07

  184. Very dissapointed. Laura is a great singer but should have worked on her confidence. Ruth is not as good but she shows a lot of confidence and she is very overpowering and that gave her points. I am sure if Laura would have believed in herself and show more confidence she would have stayed. But I don´t think is a lost battle for her if they work on her self-steam and confidence she will make it to the top. Ruth is all character, temperamental and a lot of shouting but Laura is a sweet, sensitive girl that didn´t deserve to go.
    If people are unhappy the best way to show them it´s by NOT VOTING they make huge amounts of money and by NOT WATCHING THE PROGRAM UNTIL WE GET LAURA BACK¡¡¡

    Comment by bella — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:15

  185. Given the huge number of comments in support of Laura I think that we should ask ITV to provide the number of votes that each contestant received from the public vote. It seems suspicious that Laura was voted off. I for one did vote for her.

    Comment by Susan — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:16

  186. Daniel is rubbish he is never going to win,who is voting for him? also i think rachel was like crying trying to get the sypahty vote. i wanted laura to win
    :[. hopefully someone will sign her up!. to be honest i don’t no if i will watch it there is hardly any talent apart from jls, diana and alexandra.

    Comment by Bethan — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:28

  187. i am not going to continue watching this farce of a show – simon and louis joined forces to oust the competition so that their only acts stand a chance of getting into the final. it was blatantly obvious – neither even tried to hide it. this would never have happened in strictly come dancing, where the judges are not swayed by their own greedy ambitions for certain acts to win. we should all boycott the show – the real talent has been cast away. everyone knows that ruth will not go on to win the whow and is not in the same league as laura. louis said as much the previous week. a disgrace.

    Comment by laura — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:30

  188. Rachel out you are not worthy to sing in a pub let alone in front of millions you sap……. go home and let the talent win the competition. unlucky Laura but then again it does not matter because you have got talent and you will become huge in the music industry good luck….

    Comment by F — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:31

  189. Real shame that Laura White was voted off as she certainly had the most unique voice in the compeition. I’ve no doubt she’ll be picked up by someone but she certainly won’t get the amount of promo muscle behing her like this year’s winner will.

    Comment by Stu — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:32

  190. i use to have a lot of respect for Simon, but he got it complete wrong, i will not let any member of family watch the show anymore my kids will be gutted but i will blame the idiot judges for making the wrong choice twice in a row, iys music competition not sob stries you idiots and to the producers that kept Rachel in i hope you lose all your ratings and maybe you should make a public apology for getting so wrong… idiots

    Comment by F — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:36

  191. I’m absolutely disgusted and will not be watching this pathetic show again. Laura White voted out?!! Last week Austin voted out?!! Obviously it’s a fix plus Louis have some sort of game plan so what’s the real point to the show.
    I can’t believe that the British public have such poor taste or are so obtuse as to vote for Daniel and Rachel and not Laura and Ruth. Daniel should have been a goner weeks ago and I do believe that people should be given a second chance but Rachel hasn’t improved (then again I don’t think Danni knows what to do with her.
    Sort it out producers of XFactor as I really really hope that your ratings have a significant drop for the rest of the series.

    Comment by Mary — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:49

  192. Vote for Daniel. It’s the only way to p*** Simon and Louis off as much as they have us!

    Comment by Philippa — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:55

  193. What a mess – How could louis be so unprofessional, Ruth and laura should have never been in the bottom two this week, but unfortunatly they were and the decent thing to do would have been to allow the publics vote to decide.
    Louis is ruining this competition with his petiness I I think Laura left because of the Westlife comment – What a Shame. I love both acts but someone had to leave.
    Please lets vote on talent.

    Comment by Femi Arobenson — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 10:57

  194. OMG, what is going on here? I am Irish and am ashamed of Louis Walsh. This is not just down to the judges because it is the public vote that is deciding on the bottom two (unless there is something being rigged which I hate to think of), and then the judges have such difficult decisions to make, but come on Louis, I think Ruth is great, but not a patch on Laura. Reply to Steve earlier, I am not a Granny but am of that era and I wouldn’t dream of keeping Daniel in over Laura, he should have gone home weeks ago. Nice person, but this is not a popularity contest!!

    Comment by Audrey — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:02

  195. X Factor lost my respect as a talent contest after last night.

    Comment by Nicola — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:03

  196. It’s a disgace that sympathy tactics by the judges got Rachel votes…all 4 of them needed to be honest. Diana’s throat what a joke again another cover up. She can party on Bonfire night shouting at the camera surrounded by smoke bound to affect her but she can’t sing on the show!!!

    Laura as you do have raw talent I hope you get the backing needed to be a success because you got it all going on girl.

    What was an excellent contest this year is becoming a farce. X factor is leeting itself down badly.

    Comment by Nick — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:08

  197. Cant believe it. The show is now a total joke. Daniel and Rachel are rubbish. I hate the way this show is now ruled by the sob stories. I am not going to watch anymore!

    Comment by Laura — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:16

  198. Oh dear…

    Looks like The X Factor is beginning to reveal itself as the Media Circus it really is…

    This programme is not about talent- it is about making television. It is not a talent show to seek out talent but to seek out that X Factor which makes people tune in. Does Laura have it, when compared to Rachel (who did not perform well last night and who has evidently been suffering from being on the show)? Hmm… Not sure. Define X Factor!

    Laura has ability in buckets and she deserves a LOT better than to be put out of a competition which is about talent. But this programme is NOT about talent so perhaps, just perhaps, this is doing her a favour.

    Louis voted strategically (knowing fine well that Ruth would have had to leave, unfairly, due to her “foreign-ness” and Laura, the contender for the title would have stayed) and he made the comments he did to keep another weaker act “in the running”, thereby ensuring himself a better chance.

    Manipulation of the public is easy. We genuinely have a desire to help the underdog, to think WE make a difference and therefore we vote. I felt the temptation to vote for Daniel myself (I resisted) because of the nastiness. But by rising to the bait we play into their hands- we vote and PAY ITV money for the pleasure of thinking we will “show them” who controls things. LOL! We don’t stand a chance.

    In all honesty I believe that Laura is better off out. It may not feel like that, even to her, just now but you will see- media circuses do not hold substance and a real musician needs substance. She will find her way quickly and solidly, thanks, in part, to the X Factor but without it!


    Comment by Stefanie — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:16

  199. it really is such a shame that laura went out she is a fantastic talent and truly deserved this shot! I know personally if Ruth is to make it to the end and win I wont be buyin the single sure she’s an ok singer but she doesn’t stand out from the crowd she’s run of the mill! Louis and Simon shouldn’t be votin with their male hormones but with their supposed years of experience in talent scoutin! As for the British Public its all well moanin that Rachael and worst of all Daniel are still in the competition but your votin to keep them in!! Simon’s comment that Diana Vickers was like the musical equivalent of marmite is spot on cos i cant stand her musically! I don’t get what the rest of you see in her truly I dont! She seems like a lovely girl but the hands are weird and off putting and I’m sure if she stoppped forcin her voice thru her nosie or whatever it is she does she might actually sound pleasant. Daniel well lets not waste any more time there vote him off please everybody! Nice Guy but If i wanted karioke on a Sat night I’d go down my local pub!i think the one to beat now and to watch is Alexandra she is bloody marvellous! Spot on every time! Basically I could see her havin a real recordin career ahead of her and thats what the show is lookin for really!!

    Comment by Claire Vaughan — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:21

  200. Surely the fact that Cowell’s production company makes the programme may give a big hint as to who might possibly win this year? Erm, he is not doing the show for the good of UK talent now is he?? Louis is a pillock, tell me something i don’t know, he should not be given the chance to vote last every week because it gives him a disproprotionate amount of power – he already knows who the others favour so he can in effect decide who goes. To say the voting is rigged is stating the flippin obvious – what public vote show isn’t rigged any more? People vote for sob stories and for the contestant from their area and talent plays a small part in it – I have never voted on any talent/celeb show, I won’t waste my time or money. I just think it is a great comedy show – just watch it with a bit of cynicism and a few glasses of Chateau Tesco and it’s great fun. So Diana pulled sickie, haven’t any of you done that?? She would have got through anyway, she always does, cos according to the judges she is a quirky individual – give me a break, she is derivative and far from being a unique talent.

    So what the heck does BRIAN FRIEDMAN do?

    Comment by pixie cat — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:37

  201. its terrible the xfactor is not about the singing talent anymore its just the judges seeing who will win between them why not let them just have there own little battle and not humilate talented singers on live tele..keeping daniel and rachel over laura and austin what a joke

    Comment by claire — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:52

  202. Laura should have won the X Factor as she was by far the best and most original singer in the contest. If Diana or Alexandra win – they will have some chance of a career – anyone else will just disappear into oblivion. So maybe the winner isn’t always the winner! I hope a record producer, Simon Cowell isn’t the only one in the world, will give Laura a contract as she is too talented not to be noticed by someone big in the music industry. Mariah Carey really liked her and said she was note perfect! I also think she may be a songwriter as she can play the piano and could produce some really comtemporary stuff with that Jazz edge. A bit like a more sensible Amy Winehouse lol. So I’m rooting for you Laura and looking forward to buying your CD.

    Comment by Marie — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 11:54

  203. this is becoming a joke laura and ruth should not have been in the bottom two and Daniel should have left he’ll never win

    Comment by michael — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:12

  204. Why does Lewis get the deciding vote every week? Its obvious he loves having the power over the rest of the judges!!! Especially Simon! Its so tactical and the judges are making it personal – its turned from a singing contest into the judges personal battle against each other! Why do we pay money to vote when the judges get to make the final decision anyway?? I think Ruth was great but Laura is an outstanding talent and the other judges knew that and wanted the main competition out of the way! Simon Cowell should be disgusted with himself and I hope he’ll live to regret his decision when Laura does it on her own without lining his already bulging pockets!!! (and I’m actually a Simon Cowell fan – very dissappointed!!)

    Comment by Lindsey — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:27

  205. Either Diana should have gone or no-one should have. Why should she get through just because she is ill? Conveniently it was the week when she would have struggled even more than usual and would undoubtedly have been in the bottom two.Laura has gone out at her expense and that is unfair on her, even though she is not the likely winner.
    Can we now get rid of the voiceless leprechaun?

    Comment by Paul — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:32

  206. We are all gutted that Laura was voted off last night and it definitely wasn’t fair that she and Ruth were in the sing-off. Rachel was very noticably off-key several times during her rendition of “Against All Odds” and not one of the judges mentioned it, which I find very strange, as they have been quick to point out it anyone else sings a wrong note. If Laura has been voted off because of press reports of her relationship with the audience arranger for X-factor, then why wasn’t Rachel voted off because of the adverse press against her in yesterday’s papers? Surely the reports against her are much more damning.

    Daniel comes across as very likable but I have to say that I don’t think he could be consistent or sustain a pop star life. Last night his performance was much better, but others (apart from Rachel) were much better than him.

    It is all very suspect and it would be great if they announced that a number of votes had been blocked and were now coming through and that the correct result was different to what transpired.

    I wish Laura all the luck in the world and hope someone snaps up this amazing talent.

    Comment by Chris — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:37

  207. How about a rule preventing judges from voting for their own act in future?

    Comment by Paul — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:47

  208. sorry but to comment number 11. it was laura sleeping with the bosses. i have the paper here to prove it. dont think laura should have been voted off tonight. she was one of the worst though but she deserved a second chance. STOP SLATING DANIEL i agree maybe last week he should have gone but this week he was better than some! such as laura! i also think laura’s second song was dreadful somewhere over the rainbow? i mean come on. ruth sounded absoloutely amazing singing Knocking on heavens door. im very glad she was saved. one more thing, im glad rachel wasnt in the bottom to because she lost her fighting spirit tonight she seemed to fall apart. we need to see her back with a bang next week.

    Comment by skye blue — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:49

  209. Why is everyone so angry with the judges? It’s the public who put Laura and Ruth in the bottom two. Completely agree that it should have been Rachel and Daniel instead. Diana and JLS for the final!

    Comment by Stella — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:53

  210. I think maybe there are 2 reasons why Laura ended up in the bottom 2.
    1. The gbp didn’t vote cos it was obvious she would go through, so instead popped in a vote for one of the others to ensure their 2nd choice
    2. the vote counter only goes up to 6 digits and if you get more than a million it shows the remainder only

    What a shame – the main reason why I watched the show was that lovely voice.

    I am as surprised as anyone that the awful out-of-tune performance from Rachel put her through without a sing-off.
    It’s a great pity that “sympathy” is more important than talent – when you buy a record do you worry about the hard-luck stories of the artist or their musical prowess?
    Like others above, I am fed up with the “showmanship” of Louis arguing with Simon – the only losers appear to be the singers if we listen to Louie and Simon’s oft barbed comments against each other rather than the artists – who really cares about crud hairstyles and dresses. This is a singing contest not fancy dress. However when their vote is tactical – ie to make sure their own act will stay another round because a better talent is no longer in the running – this is simply not fair, and is certainly not unbiassed judgement.

    If this program is to survive to next year there needs to be some reassessment of the judging:
    Voting for the bottom 2 when you are a mentor is meaningless – of course they will vote for their own – what happens when both are your own – you have to knock one off – hardly fair for that scenario…
    I feel that the judges should not be both mentoring AND judging. After all, I’m sure that any voice training etc would be done by someone else anyway.

    Enough of my rant – we have lost the best voice to tactical and sympathy voting (judges and public). I hope Laura regards this rejection as one of life’s foibles and gets going on a good singing career – my faves are the jazz renditions :)

    Comment by Andrew — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:54

  211. The Shock Factor last night!!!! And what is this rumour about Laura and the director??? Bring her back, lets start the petition….

    What are the public thinking??? Eoghan is a munchkin with a big noggin, get him off and Daniel is becoming more ginger every week, what dye you using???

    We do like Alexandra, but we’ve heard the voice before! Not to forget Rachel with the big attitude, what manager would take that on, she’s obnoxious!!!

    Comment by Preggie Maws — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 12:57

  212. Still in total shock & feel like never watching the x factor again but there are 2 more amazing singers left Diana & Alexandra…Laura will be signed & become the complete star she is without any hindrance from the joke that is now x factor! But will someone please get Daniel & rachel out i cant take it much longer..Have no respect for simon he has voted for a pair of boobs & louis took 1 of his main threats out while he had the chance.

    Comment by jo mitchell — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:11

  213. It is tragic that this kind of injustice gets into this propotions??! I cannot believe or understand why Simon and Louis voted Laura out?!!!! Are they music managers or what??!! Can they prefer being unfair just because of their own acts???? The best vocals in this series (with Diana) out?? Just makes us stop watching this programme that could be one of the best in entertainment in UK!! And could possibly bring a new quality star to the world of music. With Laura out all the interest has gone and the public stopped believing in the judges and what really matters!!

    Comment by Bela — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:19

  214. I really liked Laura but in recent weeks the judges have said that they are looking for ’something’ during the singoff to persuade them to keep that act in. Ruth’s two singoff performances have arguabley been the BEST performances in the whole series to date. After her Purple Rain I didn’t think she could do it again but boy she did with ‘Knockin on…’. There are weaker performers in the show than both of these two great singers. I couldn’t see me buying anything from Eoghan, Daniel, Rachel or JLS. But any of the others ( including Laura) yes please.
    Oh… don’t forget that Laura had a deal with Scott Aitkin and after 2 years and 2 failed singles this deal was scrapped. He ain’t gonna let true talent slip …..

    Comment by Tony... Leicester — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:24

  215. so come on public.. what are you thinking when you are all voting on a saturday night..! stop giving Daniel the sympathy vote, along with Rachel last night.. because all the talent is ending up out of the competition! neither Ruth nor Laura should have ended up in the bottom 2 last night.. n although I do agree the judges made the right decision in sending Laura home, the public needs to stop giving Daniel n even Eoghan the sympathy or cute vote n get them out! Stop sending the real talent home..!

    Comment by Chris Delonge — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:28

  216. I am appalled at the tactics of the judges and more so of the voting system which, in my opinion, has been rigged. Obviously Laura was a threat to all the other contestants, hence Simon’s decision to vote for Ruth (is he sleeping with her!) I have lost all faith in the show and I shall not be watching again because there is very little talent left and it is all down to four judges, two of whom are holding on to their own protegees whatever way possible. Where is the truth in this programme? It is now an absolute laughing stock within the U.K. as you can see from the comments received following both last week’s show and this weeks. Laura you are great continue with your career because someone will pick you up and make you a star.

    Comment by Lois — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:29

  217. Laura was the winner from day 1. This show is officially a disgrace to British music. Simon bring the talent back, and stop the sympathy rubbish. Sadly talent isn’t the x factor, it’s being a widow, poor, or even a broken fingernail. THIS SHOW NEEDS AN URGENT REPAIR. The viewing figures will without doupt suffer. Simon and his team better get their act together. SHELL SHOCKED TO THE CORE, I COULD GO ON ALL DAY JUST TO MAKE MY POINT HEARD. I HOPE X FACTOR TEAM READ THIS AND SEE WHAT WE ARE ALL THINKING. AS WE ARE THE FANS OF A JOKE OF TALENT SHOW. THIS IS WHY THEY DIDN’T WIN THE National TV Awards.

    Comment by zac — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:48

  218. STUNNED!!!
    Ruth was brilient in the sing off, but, Laura is brill every song. good luck Laura with future, will be hearing out for you!

    ? what are people voting about, its not talent!

    Comment by linda — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:49

  219. what a bloody joke.

    Comment by liam — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:52

  220. A number of things contributed to last night’s shock.
    The absence of Diana played a part. Who knows who her votes went to.

    I think Laura’s first performance was uncomfortable. She was concentrating on the piano & the transition to standing & singing was uncomfortable. Her rendition of Over the Rainbow was also weak. I expected a powerhouse performance, but we got an Eva Cassidy copy. She could have been so much more original.
    Ruth outsang Laura in the singoff & Simon & Louis were able to vote off their strongest opposition.
    I don’t know what is going on with the viewer votes. Last week’s loss of Austin was as big a shock as last night. Austin was, along with Laura, the best in the competition. Who is voting for the dreadful Rachel? She’s awful, and we know Daniel shouldn’t be there.
    Anything can happen now.

    Comment by Simon Bell — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 13:56

  221. 200 – a real disaster. lost all respect to the X FACTOR.

    Comment by Laura — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 14:01

  222. What the hell is going on?

    For me Laura was the person to beat, how the hell was she in the bottom two? Maybe normal voters thought she was going to be safe and didn’t vote as usual, Ruth is an excellent rock singer and hope she stays because she is good, but Rachel? Daniel?

    I understand why people voted for Daniel, nice guy, sad sorry about his wife, etc – but now we are down to the business end of the competition and he is just not strong enough, and Rachel – what a waste of space, she was great in the auditions but now she looks and sounds completely different and it is a singing contest – she didn’t even sing in tune.

    Laura is class, she doesn’t need X Factor to become a great artist, just sad that the public didn’t keep her in a voted for 2 acts that shouldn’t still be in the competition.

    As of Diana – completely unfair that she gets to go through to next week, there should have still been a vote to see if the public wanted to see her in the next show. Maybe we will see some dirty tactics in the future as they know now that they can go through if they are seriously ill? One to think about!

    Comment by Richie — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 14:02

  223. Clearly X-Factor as currupt as ever!Louis words “the girl that has the most fight left”. Well if Ruth had the most fight left she would have sang as good as Laura in the final two but she didnt!

    Laura sang the best again and again and again!
    Her last song last night was the best ive ever heard her sing, it blew me away and Ruth didnt even come close!

    It was wrong of her to go, and i really do hope this isnt the last we hear of her!

    On my last note, im n Irish girl and im absulutly ashamed to even be asociated with Loui Walsh!He should definitly find a new business because hes only trying to imatate Simon and its clear that he doesnt know what he is talking about!

    Love you Laura!x.x.x

    Comment by **Lisa** — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 14:31

  224. I honestly cant believe Laura has gone she was the best singer. Hopefully she will get a record deal and become a huge star. Her over the rainbow was so lovely for her grandad. Simon picked Ruth just cause he fancies her!! He has made a huge mistake voting Laura Off! Ruth will never win the Xfactor just because she is from another country. Love you laura your amazing :)

    Comment by lynne — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 14:32

  225. Total Shock – Laura was definate for the final and major contender to win the show. I agree that is why she was voted off, just so she wouldnt threaten Simon and Louis only remaining acts. I also voted for Laura and cant believe that Rachel’s being kept in the competition – by who?….!

    Comment by Jo — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 14:37

  226. After hearing Rachel sing out of tune, I was eager to hear the judges comments and apparently they did not even notice how bad it really was! The bottom two should have been Daniel and Rachel as being the worst performers of the night and you had to be tone deaf not to agree with that. Laura and Ruth were definitely not the worst singers. When it came to the sing off at the end, as much as I like Laura, i thought Ruth gave a much better performance and really did knock down heavens door with that belter of a song! Something is seriously wrong somewhere and Daniel Evans should have gone home weeks ago as he is by far the least talented of all the contestants. At this rate he is heading for the final, it’s already a joke that he is still in the competition! Something is seriously wrong somewhere and I think an investigation is called for as this cant go on!

    Comment by Gary — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 14:46

  227. x factor is a complete joke! why an earth would arguably the best singer get voted off!! this isnt the first time louis has done this, for example last week with austin and countless times before it. its a tactical game between the judges they dont care about anyone else but themselves and the show is a disgrace!! i atleast thought simon would come to his senses and keep laura but no it just shows how completely pointless x factor is.


    Comment by george — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 15:12

  228. When are the judges going to realise that this is a competition for the SINGERS in the competition and NOT for which of “their” categories might win the competition meaning that they are the winners, they really should grow up! This is a talent show for god sake, when are they going to wake up. Louis has tactically voted Laura off so that JLS have a better chance of winning!!!!!!!! Now that Laura has gone I will not be watching the X Factor its a load of rubbish.

    Comment by Lyn — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 15:12

  229. guess who will not be watching x factor ever again?
    I now realise how manipulative and nasty Lois Walsh is.
    He was just afraid that Laura would beat his group. I can ubderstand Simon because of his hormones. My musician daughter phoned me in disgust when the results were announced. Laura is the best thing since Leona. No, not as pretty but fantastic nevertheless.
    it is a total farce. I hope someone signs her and that she realises the success that she greatly deserves.

    Comment by Kathy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 15:19

  230. If Laura Whites version of over the rainbow was released as a single it would go straight to the top of the chart, it was even better than leona’s version, someone must have the forsight to give Laura the break she deserves and get an album of her phenomenal voice made, I cant wait to buy it. I have loved laura from the begining and thought she would win although as yet have not voted for her thinking she was safe against the likes of contestants such as daniel, no disrespect but he doesn’t even deserve to be in the competition, let alone be beating talant like that of laura and Ruth. The public unwitingly let Laura down but the panel of judges should not have done. If laura now slips through the net it will be a travesty. One more important point, Diana not being in the competition this week due to ill health changed the dynamics of the vote. Also had she not been able to pull off a Mariah carey song(I dont think her voice would have suited this genre at all)she could have found herself in the bottom two. I dont think she should have been disqualified but I DO THINK THIS WEEK SHOULD BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID and Laura should be reinstated. If this does not happen it is not a fair contest.

    Comment by Claire Cook — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 15:21

  231. Laura -

    If you ever get chance to read about what the public really think of you I’m sure it will not take you long to realise that you DONT need the xfactor to become a musician.

    I am one of the lucky few who have got to see you gig in my local pub ther fir tree in Reddish while you were on the E4 programme, and you didnt dissapoint me then.

    When I saw you walk through the xfactor audition room my jaw nearlly hit the floor, as I rushed to tell my Mum that the girl who begged that I wanted at my 21st Birthday Party was on the tele. You were amazing then as you were the first time I saw you performe.

    I spent the whole time you were on Xfactor trying to get ‘Stockport’ to vote for you to stay in, and to be honest I honestly thought you were going to win in.

    Just so you know you have much more credability as an artist/songwriter and performer than the whole of xfactor.

    Kepp your chin up babe, and dont make it too long before I have to start you free advertising campaign for your album, lol

    Loves ya lots


    Comment by Jayde — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 15:23

  232. oh my god I just read that back to myself and my grammar is appauling! Im sooo embarrassed!

    Comment by Jayde — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 15:24

  233. LAURA!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    its a shambles, x factor needs to sort itself out and base the competition on the singing, that means forget the public as they are all a bunch of mugs who need to have their head examined …. put it up to the judges and get people like rachel and daniel out!!!!!!

    join the facebook petition – get laura a contract

    Comment by coleyboi — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 15:49

  234. wow

    i agree with most comments on this site im no music expert but i do buy good albums and LAURA would make some fantastic albums, i think we should start a national compain and get a re count because no way was she ever in the bottom two, i dont want to watch anymore like many others, how can you show the amazing comments Laura had week after week then as judges you vote her off. We the public dont care about which judge wins, do they not read the papers She was Favorite to WIN. UTTER FARCE

    Comment by tracy bayliss — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 16:03

  235. The bottom line is that Laura and Ruth were in the bottom two where the Great British Public put them. Louis threw out Laura because she is the biggest threat to his group JLS. The last vote should have gone to deadlock. Since the G.B.P are being rather mischievous i suggest that everyone stops voting for JLS. Then Mr Walsh may get the message.

    Comment by sporti — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 16:10

  236. Just watched Saturdays events on Sky plus and just deleted the series link.

    It’s not about the X factor anymore, really sad to see people like Laura leave the show when she is clearly a chart topping artist with her amazing vocals that fit in with what sells to us the music buying public.

    I seriously thought it was going to be an all female final with Diana, Alex and Laura as they are all seriously good!

    If it’s going to be a music talent show make it that not a popularity contest, that doesn’t make or sell good music. Talent does so make the show back about that and that alone!

    Really gutted about this!

    Comment by Rich — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 16:15

  237. A serious suggestion:
    Forget Saturday night, reinstate Laura and do the whole show again. The X Factor ceases to have any credibility if you dont!!

    Comment by Marion — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 16:23

  238. i think there has been a very bad mistake bring Laura back and let two artists leave next week how can diana have a bye into the next round it is not for the judges to decide or the artists it is up to the public and we want Laura back

    Comment by alwyn davies — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 16:37

  239. LAURA AND RUTH IN BOTTOM TWO, REDICULOUS, absolute rubbish!! alos sorry people get off daniels back, he sings and performs better then rachel week in and week out WHY is she still there – I KNOW THE REASON SHE IS and no one will every say it but it aint about TALENT!!!
    steve – bognor regis

    Comment by steve — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 16:51

  240. I am now not interested in the X factor.
    For one, Laura and Ruth should not have been in the bottom two. And also, although i thought Ruth was great she’s no where near as taleneted as Laura, and all the judges know it! Louis and Simon were voting tacticly which makes a mockery of the show.

    I will not be watching it anymore it seems pointless to me as one of the best singers, who should have atleast been in the final has left due to Simon’s and Louis’ stupid egos. Therefore we will never know a fair outcome to the show. I hope others will not watch either. although good luck to the others, it is not their fault. And best of luck to laura.

    Comment by Jane — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 17:01

  241. What is going on with X Factor? How on earth is Daniel still in the show? I think it is losing its touch with reality! Daniel should never even has made the final three! It is an absolute disgrace that such an outstanding talent like Laura White has gone out! I think there is something wrong with the voting system. No way should she have gone – Daniel to go and then Ruth should have gone! I am still reeling from the injustice – come on everyone – complain – complain!!

    Comment by paula — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 17:10

  242. It is an absolute disgrace that Laura White has gone out. The only reason she has gone out is the other judges obviously know what a threat she is to the show and their acts. I will no longer be watching this farce of a tv talent show! Get real everybody it is a farce!

    Comment by jade — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 17:13

  243. I won’t be watching anymore until the final show.
    How on earth can Laura have been voted off the show?
    She is one of the three best singers in the show – and Cheryl has them all.

    Louis definitely voted Laura off to get at Cheryl because she is feisty and stands up to him and Simon – oh and coz she had something to say about Westlife.

    Louis could so easily have gone to the public vote – like Simon did a few weeks ago – that would have been fairer. Louis you are a coward and you are vindictive.

    As for Diana not singing – very suspicious considering it was Mariah week – no way could Diana have managed that well. Ruth sang a few weeks ago and had been poorly all day.

    What if it had been the final? What would Diana have done then?

    It should have been Rachel and Daniel in bottom with either worthy of leaving.

    Laura will be such a miss on this show – it is the judges who are in competition – esp Simon and Lous

    I’m off out now on a Saturday – or may get into Strictly.

    Comment by jilly — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 17:47

  244. What a farce! Rachel’s performance was ghastly. She was out of tune most of the time, her voice was most unpleasantly raucous, her behaviour was pathetic oh poor pitiful me stuff and she looked a wreck- her clothes could hardly have been more unflattering. Where is the entertainment in this? Pay to see and hear that! Only Laura and Alexandra have genuine entertainment value and solid likable personality. I am a granny but I haven’t lost my wits- little boys and smarmy bigger ‘boys’ no way!The group is pleasing too. I am sick of the judges goings on too there’s nothing worse than being boooooooooring.

    Comment by Clare — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 17:47

  245. My family have watched all of the x factor series with great enjoyment, finding Leona – amazing. But after last night’s shocking results fiasco we won’t be watching it any longer.
    Good luck Laura we all think you are brilliant and can’t wait for you to have a record out.

    Comment by Loraine — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 17:59

  246. i am 7 and a half years old and I love laura. She had the best voice and she shouldn’t have gone. Kick Simon and Louis out, they don’t know anything. I hope Laura becomes bigger than Leona. I’m going to the X factor concert and can’t wait to see her. Hope she sings somebody elses guy again and falling, they were the best.

    Comment by Lily Mopkins -Murphy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:00

  247. Laura was the only reason I watched the X-Factor and I honestly think she is better off out of it as it is a complete farce. I am not watching it again.

    Rachel is terrible.

    Comment by Beck — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:13

  248. I was so annoyed by the decision to send Laura packing. I honestly believed that she would be in the final and go on to win. She has an outstanding voice and has probably got the most star potential out of all the acts put together. I just need to ask “WHO IS VOTING FOR DANIEL AND RACHEL????!!!!” Are you CRAZY! They are terrible and didn’t deserve to stay longer then Laura or Austin.

    I’ve lost all faith in both the british public but more importantly the judges. It’s sad that the X Factor has come down to tactical voting rather then judging real talent. It was obvious Louis and Simon both voted Laura off so that their acts would have a better chance of making it to the final. Not sure if i’ll carry on watching after this.

    Best of Luck to Laura, I’m sure this won’t be the last we’ll see of her.

    Comment by Jo — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:20

  249. i cant believe last night it must be a fix as lovely as daneil is he should have gone out weeks ago and rachel is totally bad it makes me not want to watch it anymore and i have been a fan for yrs leona ok there was never gonna be another winner that yr last yr was really bad coz she set a benchmark cant even rem the final 12 lol but this yr laura had a real chance as did austin wat is going on

    Comment by sue — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:34

  250. What were you thinking??? Simon and Louis how could you, louis well it is to be expected from you but Simon i thought you had more sense than that, just because you liked Ruth, i mean you know that Laura can sing much better than Ruth. Get your act together this is a singing competition not a competion of who has the “most fight in her”. Last week it was Austin now it’s Laura, have you people lost your heads, really get an appointment with the doctor. TAKE A RECOUNT!!!

    Comment by mel — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:35

  251. I was totally shocked and appalled last night that 2 of the best singers were in the sing off…..Laura White could def have won……Rachael and Daniel….what a joke!!! When are they goin to judge on talent instead of sympathy??? Laura on the other hand has a fantastic voice….has not played on any sympathy and got booted off!!! Is this just a game for the judges to see who can beat the other??? And Louis Walsh lapped up his 2 mins of people havin to listen to his pathetic “somebody has to be voted off” speach…he should have let it go to the audiences vote because I’m sure that Laura would be there until the final if he did!!!

    Laura I’d buy your records any day….don’t give up your dream because you truly are a star.

    Comment by Jules — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:49

  252. Can’t believe it !!! the most unique and talented. Laura must continue to live her dream.
    Simon and Louis just voted to get their biggest competition off- how can you week after week say she was outstanding, world class and then vote off now!!!
    Also– with Diana unable to sing —– they should have anounced no-one gooing but next week bottom 2 GONE!
    And Rachel— she cannot sing- she just has the story……. which you can’t knock- well done to her for changing her life around but come on she sounded sooooo flat.

    Comment by Alison — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:49

  253. No wonder this show is going down the drain. The ONLY judge who has a right of opinion in my eyes is Cheryl. The others are talentless and actually don’t have a clue about REAL music. Laura was the best singer on the show by far, in fact the best out of all the ex factors. She is actually TOO talented for the show, so in that respect I am glad that she can now be picked up by a PROFESSIONAL producer,who will develop her career responsibly, she WILL be a star in her OWN right and at least she will be able to keep some of the royalties this way,instead of it going into the pockets of certain known sharks of the show that do not deserve a penny!!
    Laura, we WILL be seeing you soon, trust me.I will never watch this show again!!!!

    Comment by suzi — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 18:57

  254. Laura White is a brilliant and talented singer and should NOT have been voted off last night, she was the best far and deserved to make it all the way to the final show.
    I shall not be watching any more of the series.

    Comment by deb mcqueen — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:00

  255. Laura white was the best Xfactor contestant ever and should not have been voted off on tactical voting of Louis Walsh and Simon Cowells crush on Ruth.

    How did Diana mange to get through as she didnt even make it to the show.

    If anyone saw the Xtra faxtor it clearly showede Diana out at a bonfire shouting and laughing, didnt look that ill to me.

    After what happened with Laura last night I will no longer be watching the show as i am outraged at such a bad choice made by Louis

    Comment by rob jennings — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:10

  256. No way should Laura have gone. Both Simon and Louis voted her off as they knew she is better than their acts!!!!! Now voting for Alex as she is the only one left that can sing. PLEASE let Daniel be next off, he should have gone along time ago!!!!

    Comment by Jac — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:15

  257. so gutted laura’s out – i demand a re-count!!

    out of tune rachel and smiley daniel should have definately went – WHAT IS THE PUBLIC THINKING KEEPING THEM IN?

    well laura – goodluck with what happens next – no doubt you’ll kick ass in the future!

    Comment by shonamac — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:20

  258. louis walsh and simon cowell showed their real colours last night: they are pathethically envious of Cheryl’s contestants and voted Laura out for tactical reasons only. How can Louis save Ruth after he told her that she sounded like Mariah Scary? How can he vote Laura our after he called her ‘The Voice’? I am discgusted and Lous has lost all my respect. He is a vile idnividual who pretesnds to be sweet annd competent. He is not. He makes me sick.
    Simon too made a tactical vote so once again these higly paid indivuals who made their firtune by exploiting talented your arstists, only think about their only intersted. I will boycott anything to do with these two horrid buffons.


    Comment by Pete Thames — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:21

  259. I can’t believe Laura has gone. She is one of the best singers. RACHEL who is untuneful or Daniel should had gone.

    Comment by Carole — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:23

  260. Devasted! Disgusted! Dreadful! What on earth is going on with X Factor? Is the voting rigged? Are the judges being petty or trying to protect their own acts from any fierce competition? Laura White was mesmerising. Her voice is unique and beautiful. She should have gone all the way to the final. Everyone associated with the producing of the show should be ashamed and maybe all the viewers should appeal to get Laura back where she desserves to be- on centre stage in the final. Don’t want to watch the show anymore.

    Comment by Lynn W — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:29

  261. how can anybody think that rachel or any of the others are more talented than laura? and i’m only talking about her vocals. don’t get me started on the fact that she can actually play an instrument. we’re in danger of getting another leon and i’m in danger of losing the will to live!

    Comment by tony woosnam — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:31

  262. Can’t everyone see louis is voting tactically trying to keep his medioca band in till the final, gutted lauras out.

    Comment by kelly — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:31

  263. Siman Coewell is iiiidiot!!!! Jah!!!! He dont even have ears maaan. What that crap he tink he pull jah!!! Laura as like boom ting and Ricky Gervais is like poo init!! Ruth Madrid aint much better!!!! Me and my bredrins say bang tom ting to you Laura, you got aout of some crap ting show where they make your future toilet init…… Peace out to all them ting boy homies jah jah jah………

    Comment by Shabaz — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:35

  264. watching last weeks show where austin was voted out made me think oh perhaps people forgot to vote for the favorites but then when laura went out i thought come on this has to be a fix
    rachel at the best of times is naely whiney and out of tune and im sorry she got herslef into that bad mess im so sick and tired of the sob story and judges kissing her behind when she could of done what most of the teenage mums do in this country and actually buckle down and prove they can be parents. sorry
    anyway laura sang fab and she always does she has tones and shading to her voice which compared to ruths shouting and same old voice she deserved to stay (although i believe ruth sang better than some of the other contestants) louis tactical voting i believe due to what i think will be a fix i wouldnt be suprised if rachel won due to her needing it then most ! ha yeah ok??? i now want diana to win eoghan there too as they are genuine lil bundles of good talent im afriad daniel is only in because of the englishs ability to vote for a sob story which is sad but what about his other wifes…. and children he has… and theamounts of comments laura has had saying she should of stayed and the onles saying rachel was flat and rubbish and downbeat why and how the hell did laura get in the bottom two and rachel didnt im sorry … FIX
    right to be honest i dont think i want to watch this “talent” show anymore due to the talented one being picked off each week leaving the lesser talented ones one day the show and judges might realise they are playing with ppls lifes and not in it for themselves!
    rant over ~:)) daiana now to win u go girl
    laura babe release the best album single ever u know it will be better than what u would of got there :) )

    Comment by vickie — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 19:42

  265. wat a fix the xfactor dosnt no real talent you should be ashamed of youreselves

    Comment by linda — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 20:03

  266. It’s a total farce, Laura clearly should have been in the final. Daniel, Eoghan, The X Factor ?…I don’t think so

    I will not be watching or voting any more

    Laura…when you record your first album I’ll be the first to buy it…can’t wait…I think your voice is truly amazing

    Comment by jan — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 20:04

  267. i hope the judges read these comments , simon and louis are too busy fighting their own pathetic feuds . and allowed the best singer in the competition to leave . idiots . you have both forgotten what this show is supposed to be about . what twats .

    Comment by mark — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 20:18

  268. I find it absolutely outrageous that someone as talented as Laura should be voted off, whilst crap “singers” (that’s a joke, they can’t sing)like Rachel and Daniel, are still there. It is obvious that Louis voted Laura off because he wants his precious JLS to win and Laura was a threat, whilst Simon clearly has the hots for Ruth. I only hope that Diana doesn’t get voted off, or it really will show this programme up for what it is.

    Comment by Paul — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 20:24

  269. What a Sham!

    Well done Simon and Louis, you have again removed another serious contender for the winner of the X-factor. I have nothing against Ruth she is a fab singer but an X Factor Winner, no I think not, she is not a popstar and I think Simon would have said those words and probably will. All there is left to do now is vote vote vote for Diana, up the North West. Rachel was awful and Daniel has not got the X Factor either. The winner has to be Diana!

    Get a grip Louis and Simon and judge the show on voice and talent and stop voting off your competition.

    Routing for you all the way Cheryl.

    Comment by Mags - Wigan — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 20:30

  270. Rachel singing was completely flat and totally out of tune this week….it was terible…why she stayed in and Ruth and Laura ended up in the bottom 2 is unbelievable…Laura White is so talented she didnt deserve to go and I wish her every success..she will probably do better in the music business than most of the other contestants without X factor..they don’t deserve her anyway.

    Comment by andrea — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 20:48

  271. Defintely 2 good singers in bottom 2. Laura is a brilliant singer – great soul although not so keen ont he jazz she is excellent. Louie acting petty and jealous – worried for his group – Simon wrapped up on Ruth although I love Ruth singing.
    Judges should not be able to vote at all for end as they always pick their own acts regardless and judging very biased. Let the public have final votes each week.

    Comment by Jackie — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 20:55

  272. What a total disgrace – I will not be watching the show again will now turn over – Laura is from my home town Atherton and we are all very proud of what she has achieved and WILL STILL achieve – because talent like this is not wasted – she is destined for better things that a poxy show of X Factor

    Comment by Shirley — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:03

  273. I feel totally sick but the judges decision – what on earth is going on with this programme? I will not be watching it again – disgusted!

    Comment by JLJ — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:04

  274. UNBELIEVABLE! Simon and Louis could have so easily kept the BEST VOICE in this competition. The only explanation that I can think of is that Louis just wanted to get back at Cheryl for her ‘Westlife’comments and that he is starting to enjoy playing ‘god’ by deciding who stays or goes. He has never had much positive to say about Ruth, so why keep her in the competition now? There is obviously also some politics behind last night’s decision…I have always been such a big fan of X-Factor but don’t know if I’ll be watching anymore. The male judges are turning into a joke. I hope Laura goes on to sell millions of records, she is just sooooo talented!

    Comment by Karla — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:10

  275. All credibility has now gone. I tuned into this show simply to see Laura White perform, now she has gone I have no interest. I really don’t understand the competition between the judges; other than an ego trip what do they actually get for their act winning? The show would be much better if this element was removed and the judges actually kept in the act that the honestly feel is the better.

    Comment by Leanne Shaw — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:17

  276. It’s a disgrace that Ruth & Laura were in the bottom two, all the comments above are correct – the public are being stupid and are voting for the wrong people just because they feel sorry for them. VOTE FOR TALENT!! However, the judges are fuelling this type of voting, by not being honest about the contestants performance…not one of them even mentioned how terrible Rachel’s song sounded last night… there were numerous notes that she missed completely where she was completely off key. And the only judge being honest about Daniel is Louis, sure Daniel is a good guy but I’m sure there are many other things in life he would be much better at that he could use to make his wife proud, but its not a singing career. It benefits nobody if you’re not honest, as the person you’re kidding will fall at the end of the day.

    SO, the judges should:

    - STOP messing around & be honest in your feedback
    - don’t vote out the strong singers just so your act’s have a better chance, that’s pathetic
    - Simon should offer Laura a recording contract, the number of comments on this website as well as others show just how much the public love her & how many records she would sell

    Laura should:

    - stay strong girl, you’re amazing, and you can make a career with your voice & your brilliant musical talent, with or without a recording contract from the X-factor!

    Ruth should:

    - keep giving it your all, you are an incredible singer & you have it all! You will go far, no matter what – I can’t wait for your first album!!

    The public should:

    - Vote for the best singers, not for the sob stories!
    - When Laura’s music is released buy it! :)
    - When Ruth’s music is released buy it! :)

    I really hope next week’s show is much more representative of the actual TALENT so many of those contestants have…

    Comment by Natalie — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:37

  277. You have to ask yourself, where is the real competition here? Is it between the acts or the judges? Simon and Louis only have one act left each, Laura was competition for their remaining acts – that is the only reason she went. The public should not be so naive as to continue their sympathy voting. It’s not ‘Sob factor’ it’s ‘X Factor’. Laura certainly has that without a doubt. To take a song like ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ and make it her own was a huge risk and she pulled it off. It was incredible, mind-blowingy good. I would buy it.
    As for the rest of the series, what’s the point in watching it? There is only one other act left in with the ‘X Factor’ (Alexandra) but she’ll probably get voted off too if Rachel keeps up her crocodile tears.
    I’m sure that isn’t the last we’ve heard of Laura with a talent like that she is sure to succeed.

    Comment by Jen — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:39

  278. All credibility has now gone. I tuned into this show to watch Laura White – I won’t be watching anymore.I really don’t understand the competition between the judges; other than an ego trip what do they actually get for their act winning? The show would be much better if this element was removed and the judges actually kept in the act that they honestly feel is the better.

    Comment by Leanne — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:39

  279. LAURA WHITE IS OUT, TALENT IS NO LONGER WHAT THE X FACTOR IS ABOUT! Im disgusted over laura going! What a voice to loose. Laura is a fantastic singer and such a nice person.I hope somebody snaps her up because I cant wait to buy her album. I couldnt wait for a week to come that we could see her sing her version of cry me a river, i think it was amazing what snip of it we did see at the judges houses.wont hear it now anyway.Simon and Louie did you not hear what Mariah Said Eh Mariah Carey the Biggest Selling Female artist of all time that is. “THERE ARE NO NOTES” she said about Lauras rehersal, there was nothing she could say that could perfect Laura more coz Lauras already there when it comes to perfect vocals. When are they going to anounce what acts are going to be on the X fACTOR Tour coz so far the Acts that i would pay good money to see, seem to be getting sent home!!

    Comment by len — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:42


    Comment by milos granger — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 21:44

  281. I will never watch this again, what an absolute joke- Cowell and Walsh have ruined a really entertaining show about people and talent with their pathetic nasty jibes at each other, Cowell’s pathetic scripted quips and there absolutely apalling decision to vote Laura off what idiots. Daniel can’t sing, Eoghan is irritating at best, Rachel has been out of tune and demoinised by the awful editing and she has not been playing the woe is me card- Get a life. Me and my household will need to hear about some huge improvements that display some integrity before we tune in again. Good luck though Alexandra- the coast is hopefully clear for the only real talent left!

    Comment by Megan — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 22:13

  282. I am both shocked and appalled at the outcome of last nights show.
    First off, we should know by now, that its not a public vote what so ever. Simon owns the show, he knows who he wants to win, and will do whatever in his power to get rid of the remaining competition. Diana, even though not in his group, will win this year. He’s not stupid. He has seen the hype that surrounds her, she gets hundreds of thousands of views on youtube, with the others only getting a couple of thousand. He has $$$ in this eyes, he’s the one that benefits from all this.
    The show is an embarrassment. The phone lines are controlled. He knows the outcome everyweek before the results show.
    If Diana doesnt win (I wanted Laura to win btw) I will eat my words. But I predicted the same with Leona, and voila. There was no way he was going to let RAY win above her. EVen though i’m pretty sure Ray may have gotten more votes.
    Anyway… just my two cents.

    Comment by chris kennedy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 22:19

  283. MY ARSE did Diana have laryngitis. DO YOU HONESTLY THINK DIANA COULD SING A MARIA CAREY SONG? Hell no. She’d murder it. That was all staged last night. In all the VT’s she sounded absolutely fine. And on Xtra Factor her throat was PERFECT.
    When a contestant on POP IDOL a few years back couldnt perform on the live shows because of a throat infection, he got BOOTED OUT. Pop Idol was Simons show too!
    Its gotten to the laughing stage now! I won’t be watching anymore.

    Comment by chris kennedy — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 22:22

  284. Hi

    As the writer of the No 81 comment – just to say to No 101 that to us the gap in the market her is Diana —- she is just so ‘it’ at the minute.

    Dont see a JLS issue at all here —–

    Last year it was obvious that Leon was the ‘factor’ they wanted at that moment to sell records — sorry but I still think that Simon just wants a ‘type’ not necessarily a talent.

    He’s a clever man and knows what he wants — and judging by his face last night – what he doesn’t!

    Comment by MP — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 22:32

  285. BRING LAURA BACK!!! I am in complete shock that someone with such a beautiful, powerful and stunning voice could ever reach the bottom two and then be let down so terribly by the judges. Laura’s extraordinary voice will be sorely missed each Saturday and I dearly hope that she gets snapped up by a record company because I am sure there are millions of people out there who would buy her records. Dont give up hope Laura, you are a star!

    Comment by Corinne — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 22:42

  286. rachel sounds like a man, dianna is a very sweet girl… diana to win¬!!

    Comment by Miryam — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 22:56

  287. Never mind the criticism of Daniel and Rachel,the most overhyped ‘’singer”is Eoghan-he’s the one with the crap weak voice who gets the Irish and Scottish sympathy votes every week.There are very few good singers left.

    Comment by Dave — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 23:38

  288. It’s a bit of a ‘fix’ isn’t it. We have no idea how many votes each person got, so we have to assume that the results given were right – leaving the judges to vote. How convenient. Louis and Simon need their own acts to get through – so out goes another great singer…..for the second time. Tactics!!!!
    I would hope that anyone who is thiking of autitioning in the future watches this carefully……and stays away.
    Would you really want your life in their hands! Pair of old hasbeens

    Comment by Alfie Says — Sunday, 9 November, 2008 @ 23:54

  289. A miserable failure by the judges who so blatently continue to vote off the stronger talent in order to serve their own interests. Their behaviour diminishes respect for their professional position and undermines the appeal of the X factor. Very disappointing.

    Comment by Alex — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 00:03

  290. oh! get over urselves! it was a loss…yes. but there are worse people who could’ve been in that bottom 2. The public chose 2 save Dan & put ruth & laura in the bottom 2. Louie messed up by choosing scott over Dan and then again last night, when he chose Ruth over Laura. There’s a reason why Ruth keeps going in the bottom 2. Like Dan, she’s another example of someone who is not supposed 2 be in the competition but somehow keeps surviving.

    most of the performances last night sucked! laura’s survival song was better than her actual song.

    the only 2 people who did any justice 2 any of mariah carey’s songs were alexandra & dan. Although I don’t understand what Dan is still doing in the competition but he did well 4 once, last night.

    i suppose I will feel the outrage you all feel when 1 of my favourites leaves. Ofcourse Laura was much better than alot of the other contestants…all of Cheryl’s group are strong but my people are still safe 4 now so commiserations 4 Laura but please…get over it. There’s nothing you can do or say 2 change the public’s mind. & u can’t blame all of this on the judges.

    Even if Louie had put it 2 deadlock, 1 of them would’ve gone.

    Comment by lolita — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 00:04

  291. Laura out of the X-Factor! mmm, clearly something has gone wrong here. Rachael may of shown promise in the auditions but has done nothing since. Daniel seems to be a great guy but he does’nt deserve to remain in the competition at the expense of singers with a greater talent. Based on their last performances surely Rachael should of gone this week. Laura, along with Alexandra were the only true talents in the show, I can’t believe that Laura has gone out, its a sham. Hopefully some rich producer will pick her up. I know if I had the money in the bank and the knowhow I would be tripping over myself to sign her up for a record deal. She really does have a talent and I am sure we have not heard the last from her. Best of luck Laura :) Louis and Simon, you lost a great talent ha ha you fools :)

    Comment by jim — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 00:44

  292. Laura was amazing. the x factor will not be the same without her. in my opinon she was by far the most talented and i believe that she will do better as an artist than the eventual winner of this farse.

    Comment by Laura — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 01:15

  293. I am a fan of the X Factor, which is the reason that I am writing this email. After a quite surprising conclusion to the X factor results show, where Laura white was sent home, I decided to jump channels to ITV2 for the after show, show. I was quite annoyed to hear Holly Willoughby stand in front of everyone and say that the public had been voting for the wrong people and Louis Walsh said that the public where voting for the ones they are feeling sorry for. And all where saying that they, Ruth and Laura shouldn’t have been in the bottom two. Personally I find their comments to be a bit unfair to the British public as, after all, throughout the show we are encouraged to ring and text to vote for the person or group we the public want to stay. We vote and text in the millions each week and after all isn’t it up to the voters who win..

    Comment by tom newton — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 08:11

  294. Just an addition to “tom newton’s” message – Did anyone notice that Laura White’s website had all the music and, well, everything taken off it when she made the tv show? I saw this site before and it made quotes of record deals, working with famous artists and lots more information that would have made her invalid to audition for the show. I love Laura’s voice but rules are rules. and if the TV company can’t stick to them then what the hell is going wrong
    there’s laura official site.

    Comment by marc sherman — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 08:17

  295. I find the whole X Factor experience rather amusing. This years X factor just mirrors last year and the year before and so on. There will always always be someone we don’t like, there is always an underdog/dark horse, there is always someone with a bigger voting audience (someone from ireland, scotland)there are then hundreds of moaners who will never watch the show again because of some travesty, there will be hundreds who WILL watch the show again because curiosity will always get the better, there will be thousands who can never ‘get through’ with their phone vote, ‘the line was always busy!’ there are the hundreds of do gooders who leave comments to the early contenders that get voted out saying that they would buy their music, but we all know that they never would.
    The list is endless. The simple truth of the show is, the judges between them choose their 12 finalists, the public vote to keep them in, bottom 2 havent recieved enough votes, judges decision (although not always fairly)keeps one in BUT IT’S THE PUBLIC VOTE THAT GOT THEM THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! Havin watch the ITV repeat of the X factor, Laura wasn’t great, Ruth was the much better, stronger peformer, she is the darkhorse, mark my words!

    Comment by Meggie — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 09:40

  296. I am still in shock that Laura White is no longer in the X Factor, she is so talented. I think the judging system needs to be addressed as we are losing the best acts each week. Laura will do well, I for one will be buying her album!!!! I think she will be better off now she out of a “talent” programme that does not recognise talent!! I have watched every episode of X factor but am thinking of turning off!!

    Comment by Kathy - Leeds — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 10:32

  297. What an utter travesty that Laura was voted off. ‘Raw Talent’ indeed, Hah! Rachel seems totally incapable of singing in tune. Obviously a sob story matters more than having an incredible talent like Laura.
    I also find it questionable that Diana has automatically gone through to next week’s show. Could her vocal chords stand up to a singing carreer! or couldn’t she hack the Mariah songs. If Laura can be voted out, Diana could easily have gone this week – she’s a one-trick-pony! Why don’t viewers DEMAND that the voting figures be published, and the contestant with the least votes goes. The ‘judges’ always vote for the act they are mentoring.

    Comment by Melinda — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 10:42

  298. What a farse this whole show has now become.
    Lost my veiwings .
    Its not a talent singing competion anymore its about LOUIS and SIMON and ther one act left.
    Sympathy votes go a long way and there is a couple of them hangin about there.
    My heart goes outto Laura but I to think now shes better of out of their.From a early age gifted with talent and dedicated to what she wants most in life .She as now made her mark and someone will sweep her up .
    As for the rest leave them to it !
    I now hope dan wis o ot because he as the xfactor but hes the one that has put up everyweek with the verbal abuse frome the two on the ends .
    IT would make my day.
    And now the last I had 4 children no money but they had my love.Maybe one mistake she had at an early age but what gives the rights to carry on And THIS WEEK SOUNDED LKE A SCREAMING CAT !!

    Comment by Pam Turner — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 10:49

  299. Last show was simply outrageous! Like Daniel, feel for him, but really!!!!! Agree with others, this is not a popularity contest! The two girls should not have been in the bottom two. What a joke!

    Comment by Anna — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 11:02

  300. What the hell happened on the 8/11 show!? Xfactor has gone bonkers! How can people like Rachel Daniel Eoghann and Ruth still be in the competition!? None of them have as much talent as Laura White has! She was fantastic. Rachel cant sing in tune, Daniel is a boring old man, Ruth isnt even British and Eoghann well, he just doesnt have a strong enough voice! It is completely scandolous that the judges have the power to vote off, it should be down to the audience & public! The show should change their name to sob-factor as that is the only reason the others are still in – everyone feels sorry for them! No one is voting on talent thats for sure! JSL to win!! However i am not watching the show again this series, ITV need to think of a way to regain viewers as alot of people will not watch it now Laura is gone! Xfactor is a fix thats for sure!

    Comment by Laura — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 11:06

  301. wot a sham sat nits x factor turned out to be. Athough Laura isnt one of my favs, she should neva of been in the bot two along with Ruth. These two are amoung the strongest contestants. G Daniel and Rachel out. surley the telephones werent working properly? Rachel who does she think she is ? QUEEN RACHEL or wot. out of tun all through her song and a face to go with it. Daniel…… well he tries, is all i can say. Is this a real show or wot…?

    Comment by sandra nurden — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 11:24

  302. I think the votes were tactical votes. Simon and loui have such big ego’s, they voted off the best singer x factor have got, they want their singers to win. The lovely Spanish singer has been in the bottom two for the last couple of shows and cannot sing as beautifully as Laura, they chose laura as she is a bigger threat to their singers- it’s a travesty and I won’t be watching it any longer. So much for voting for the best, they only had their own interests at heart.

    Comment by Helen — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 11:40

  303. Note the date of Saturday’s show. It will be the defining moment in X-Factor history where it reached its peak and the decline started. With the loss of Laura White, the public have become disillusioned with spin, hype and a self-indulgent judging panel. The contestant’s ‘life’ stories have always added colour and spice to enhance the show but when a ‘talent’ show’s focus is no longer the talent (as became evident on Saturday) I would suggest we may as well watch popular soaps to view the trauma and triumph in other people’s lives.

    The show’s execs need only to pay some attention to the online blogs, reinstate Laura petitions, emails and bulletin boards to gauge the strength of public opinion right now. What action will be taken?

    Comment by Nathan Philpot — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 11:50

  304. I still cant believe that Laura went on Saturday night I even cried over it! I’m still in shock! Daniel should not still be in at this stage I was full sure he would have been gone well before now and not still there while brilliant acts like Austin and Laura are voted off! What are the British public thinking? I agree with all the people who have said that Louie obviously voted Laura off as she was a threat to JLS as was Austin(although I do like JLS, they were no where near as good as Laura and Austin) what has the x factor come to? Rachel was so bad on Saturday night but yet she got through I dont think she even sang in tune and then just stood on stage forcing herself to cry while looking like a spoilt child! GET DANIEL AND RACHEL OFF!! they are taking the spaces of brilliant acts that are been sent home! I’m so annoyed at this!

    Comment by Dee — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 12:20

  305. We all know why Simon voted to save Ruth after that crass comment ‘there’s two things I like about Ruth and her singings good as well’ How cringeworthy. Why didn’t Louis let it go to deadlock like he normally does. Strange he decided to show some backbone and vote off one of the best singers. Are they typical in the music industry? If so its full of fools and players.

    Comment by stephanie — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 12:21

  306. So not right on all levels. I know Diana was ill, but surely this means we can get Laura back – please..? Lets start a campaign. She has more talent in her little finger than any other performer still in the comp. It was purely tactical by Simon and Louis. Rachel has consistently been out of tune, dressed like an elephant and make up like someone off the thriller vid! Daniel is just ordinary and always will be. The only way to stop this happening again is to boycott the show and send in as many complaints as possible.
    I will not be watching X Factor again. I picked Laura to win from the auditions. She was the best then and still is. Love you Laura.

    Comment by pash — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 13:04

  307. Diana did not perform on Sat so therefore they should not have sent anybody home and maybe voted 2 off nxt week when she was back in the competition. Laura was by far the better performer on the night . I agree Simons judgement is clouded by tertesterone and not the talent of the two artists.Good Luck Laura lets hope this is just the beginning of an outstanding career for you.You deserve it!!!

    Comment by dorry321 — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 13:32

  308. I agree with most of the comments here. It was a shambles that Laura has been voted off so early in the competition. Yes Rachel had promise but week after week she’s failed to deliver a great routine (with the exception of big band week, but this week she didn’t even sing in tune!!) Daniel is a nice guy but clearly not X-Factor winning material. Ruth is great but when compared to Laura she’s simply not as original or interesting. If this is the way the competition is progressing they should do away with the themed songs and let everyone sing a song of their choice as ‘passionately as possible’ for survival because that’s what judges are using as a guide for people to stay – otherwise Austin would still be in and Daniel would definitely be out.

    If this continues I won’t be watching anymore. No wonder Cheryl was so angry!

    Comment by Annie-May — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 13:46

  309. It was so upsetting to see such a strong contender be voted off by Simon & Louis; and that’s my point, Laura was by far one of the strongest talents, presumably why Simon & Louis deployed their underhanded tactics! The whole episode was a charade and to this end my family are boycotting the remainder of the series….shame.

    Comment by Karen — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 13:52

  310. Laura is amazingly talented and comes across as really genuine. I really hope that she has a long and successful singing career, I would definitely buy her records. I was so angry I actually growled at the TV when she was voted out.

    Comment by Sarah — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:06

  311. I don’t think I will ever be watching this show ever again, are people mad. i have to record xfactor just so i can skip past Rachael, Daniel and Eoughan i think they are loosing a certain demographic turning this into sob-factor. i just cant wait for the day when Rachael clearly shows her true side and goes nuts, she’s clearly been told to pipe down – Diana or Alexander to win now.

    Comment by Vic — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:07

  312. The show takes the p-ss big time. They treat viewers as being totally ignorant and stupid. Furthermore it is doubtful as to whether or not the telephone vote is honestly considered, it’s all about the drama and controversey. As for the judges, what a pathetic act they are, Walsh is retarded, Cole thinks she is Gods gift to the business, Cowell simply judges the pound s he will inevitably get and Dani…Forgetable.

    Never mind Laura, you can now go it alone and not have to give Cowell 30% of everything you earn.

    Comment by Davy Crockett — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:20

  313. Having been fortunate enough to hear Laura White sing live (AMAZING) – it is a complete travesty that such a unique talent like Laura is voted out by so called ‘Judges’. Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh should be ashamed of themselves (1) the voting must be fixed for both Ruth and Laura to be in the bottom two. (2) leaving way for the judges to manipulate their acts and to tactically get rid of opposition. I certainly will not watching the X-Fixer show again. They are supposed to be discovering the best talent in the UK not getting rid of them! Mariah Carey and Jocelyn Brown must have left the show thinking what a country this is – Laura voted out and Rachel still in all under the watchful eye of our bigest music mogul Simon Cowell. Hope they are proud of themselves!!

    Comment by JOHN MAC — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:31

  314. re instate laura white

    Comment by amanda hutchinson — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:32

  315. What the hell is going on. I watch the x factor to listen to someone like Laura. I thought the x factor was about finding someone unique with real talent and they had that in Laura by the bucket load and they get rid of her. Laura should have been the winner. Alexandra and Diana are good, Eoghan, boy band and Ruth are ok, Daniel and Rachel are awful. They have totally undermined the programme by doing what they did and cheated the public out of a fantastic singer.
    Louie has spent weeks telling Ruth there are 5 girls in the competition and she is the worst. The show shouldn’t be about the judges and their egos, it’s a joke. The girls always lose out here as the younger voters will be voting for eoghan and JlS and Daniel obviously getting sympathy vote, goodness knows who’s voting for Rachel. I hope Laura makes it and sticks her 2 fingers up to Louie ond Simon.

    Comment by aileen — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:35

  316. Furthermore, the viewing public have a problem, there is nothing on TV to compare with Muppet Shows like XFactor, we have no real talent, no variety and no entertainers to judge these competitors against. Albeit that there is an abundence of talent out there working their socks off, we dont get to see them, they do not get a chance. During the last month television has exposed itself as being totally elitist and if the best they have to offer is XFactor and Jonothan Ross, I suggest a complete clear out.

    I judge Xfactor competitors against the quality artistes I love and follow. When that idiot Diane sang Smile, Cowell said he had never heard it sung better, well Mr Cowell you had better go lock yourself in a room and listen to LINDA EDER, because Charlie Chaplin is spinning in his grave at your stupid comments. ABSOLUTE CRAP !

    Comment by Davy Crockett — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:43

  317. Just reiterating what everyone else has said, Louis and Simon knew that Laura was a huge threat to there ‘medioche’ acts,their decisions were completely tactical.
    Daniel should’ve gone last week instead of Austin, he seems a lovely man but he’s just not good enough. Louis’s comments are irrelevant and if he had put it to the public vote on Saturday the outcome would almost definitely have been different. It seems people are forgetting that this is a singing competition not a sympathy vote.

    Comment by Ashley — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 14:49

  318. Did Mariah Carey telling Laura NO NOTES and nothing to give in advice on Luara’s vocals to give only perfection and Jocelyn Brown coming specially to the studio to watch Laura after hearing her sing last week her version of Somebody Else’s Guy which she wrote and had a major hit with – what a compliment! did that not give them a clue that a world class artist had been singing right infront of their noses (well spotted Simon) !!!

    Comment by JOHN MAC — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 15:19

  319. If you are not convinced that your vote is being treated fairly you can complain to OfCom

    Go For It !

    Comment by Davy Crockett — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 15:27

  320. Is everyone here deaf, me and my boyfriend watch the Xfactor every week and decide who should be in the bottom two each week.

    Every week we say that Laura should be in the bottom two (apart from Falling, she was good then), however every week since then she had been warbling, going high and low, hurting my ears and I couldn’t even understand what she sung half the time.

    In this instance (Ruth and Laura), Laura was rightfully placed in the bottom two after a shamble of performance and fake playing a piano – how did she manage to stand yet is still played. . . that is quite talented hmm? And it definatley was her worst performance.

    No, Ruth shouldn’t have been in the bottom two but she was quite bad on her song this week. But she perfromed exceptionally well at her safe song. It was amazing and was far more superior to Laura’s Rainbow

    Laura’s rainbow. . . I couldn’t even make out the tune of it due to her bad voice. She seems to do a weird voice when she sings followed by highlowhighlow, it was a real shambles and totally ruined Someweher over a rainbow.

    I hope that the people writing comments above realise that the show is still a great show and that even if you really like someone then it doesnt matter because afterall it majority votes. I am glad Laura is out and finally the judges heard what I could hear at home!!


    Comment by Sami — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 15:29

  321. This is the second time that Louis has used his vote to oust the real contenders – I had Laura White tipped for the final. Louis could have gone to the public vote but didn’t – I wonder why, seeing as he’d already told Ruth that she wasn’t connecting with her audience, and that Laura was wonderful. TACTICS, TACTICS. Louis, you’re a small-minded, selfish little man.

    Comment by Sue Hignett — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 16:01

  322. I’d really been enjoying the show, but won’t be watching again.

    Pointless comments about young women’s images from pathetic middle aged men… and a spiteful voting off of a very talented young woman. Shame on everyone concerned.

    It ceased to be entertainment. I felt like I was watching a queeny, petulant in-fight.

    Well done to Cheryl, and good luck to Laura – hopefully a career awaits her regardless of how these two ugly, dispiriting old men try to manipulate the industry.

    Comment by LStar — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 16:23

  323. i can see why the outrage.
    the BEST singer of the lot was voted off tonight.
    partly because walsh/cowell putting tactics and t*ts before talent.
    much as the public is now baying for blood.. it was the PUBLIC.. with their sympathy voting idiocy.. that put laura in the bottom two in the first place.

    Comment by merc — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 16:25

  324. everyone go online and vote for Laura to be reinstated,

    The two finalists in the show should be Alexander and Laura.

    Comment by al — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 16:40

  325. well i have got to start off with the comment from sami…..OMG! If you are the only person on here that has got something bad to say about laura then surely that tells you who has got a problem with their hearing.
    Anyway……I cannot believe this show, as soon as the mentors knew who was in thier catagory,i think the whole country new that cheryl had the winner. To be honest i think she has got gold,silver and bronze but thats just me.
    Simon and louis are just jelious as they know there is no way they are going to win, so they are taking it out on the girls. This is totally unfair as this is thier future, Their career that they are messing with and just because they are not going to wi they think they can take the piss and give out lifelines to crap like daniel!
    OMG do not get me started on that Rachel!!! i dont think there was 1 note in tune on saturday. i watch this every wknd and i dont think i have ever seen her perform well! When she did dirty diana, that was like an insult to music and she should of gone then! I dont know why people keep voting for her and giving her the sympothy vote, its her own fault she was on drugs and put in jail, i dont know why she thinks she deserves to win.

    Comment by claire — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 17:03

  326. Sami, respect your comments but if you honestly believe the voters make or even influence the decision making process, then you are deluded. The phony antics of the judges says it all. The very same silly practice went on in last years AI when Melinda Doolittle was supposedly voted off by the public, it’s a stitch up from start to finish.

    Had you have been in the business you would understand how simple it is to influence, poor unsuitable song, bad arrangement, poor dress, bad sound and lighting. It’s all smoke and mirrors designed to deceive.

    Most importantly, it is also very cruel and hurtful which is more than enough reason to scrap it for a more equitable format. The show as ran it’s course, it’s all total hype.

    Comment by Davy Crockett — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 18:04

  327. i toatally agree this is beyond a joke, laura is by far the biggest talent ever seen on the xfactor througout the whole sereis. im never watching this programme again its starting to become completly obveous this is not a talent compitition anymore its juges competing for more of a stataus, i hope the ratings drop and no1 watches this pathetic set up!

    Comment by jane — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 18:23

  328. I guess the phrase “Bread and Circuses” is meaningless to you lot isn’t it?

    Comment by Vague Boy — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 20:08

  329. Sitting from my sitting room Ruth sang better than Laura did and I don’t think any of them will be in the final. Cheryl is to blame for Laura being put in the bottom two as her first song was very weak and her dress looked terrible (tent!). Ruth I do not think will win but her song was better than Laura.
    I also think Daniel does not deserve the rude comments from Louis – Daniel will not win but he is not that bad and doesnt deserve the rubbish Louis gives!
    Cheryl threw her teddy bear as she is immature and she needs to get over it instead of thinking only her views count! What a spoilt girl she is!

    Comment by Chrissie — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 20:08

  330. I can’t believe that Laura was in the bottom two, then to add insult to injury, Simon and Louis tactically voted her off. She is one of the most talented artists we have had the pleasure of hearing in quite some time, her version of Over the Rainbow was breathtaking. Very disappointed …..

    Comment by Shelley — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 20:09

  331. what is this show all about ?

    certainly not about talent

    laura white is probably the best singer ever to grace the programme and her dismissal is extrodinary. i think they already have the winner sorted, for there own financial reasons. i will not be watching again, its a farce and it doesnt ring true. i think financial gain is the bottom line, whether that be from money racking up from phone votes or some contract already waiting to be signed. i dont know and i dont care anymore.

    Comment by john — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 20:26

  332. It’s disgraceful. It’s suppose to be a singing contest but i GUESS Simon and Louie missed that part! It will be so boring without Laura, she is the only one that can actually sing. If they kick Diana out next I wont be watching the show anymore!!! Cant believe it!!

    Comment by Susanne — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 20:38

  333. Sami (320) – A piece of advice – book an appointment to be examined by an audiologist immediately.

    Comment by Violet — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 20:56

  334. I agree totally with all that has been said above – Simon is such a powerful figure in the recording world yet must be so insecure as he has to vote off such a brilliant singer to protect his own act – and presumably save the senorita as it appears he holds her in high regard for different reasons? As for Louis – does he have any brain cells?

    In this series I am getting fed up with the judges in- fighting on air – yes they all want to protect and support their own acts, but they are not being honest and its just not fair.

    Laura – you are so much better than them all, and having just heard your interview you are so very gracious and deserve the support of good people – I hope Mariah Carey saw what happened and puts you in touch with the right people for you, and you will be the world wide success you so rightly deserve.

    Comment by Annie — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 21:08

  335. Can nt belive that laura as gone she was the best singer in the show.ruth should of gone cuz she is rubbish

    Comment by Cassie — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 21:14

  336. Sami

    Please let us know – what show have you been watching? Certainly not the X-Factor that the rest of us have!

    Comment by Theresa — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 21:54

  337. tell you what simon we all know that you will be laughing your B****cks off at all these comments and you dont care cause you have your millions but i think your show has had its day i cant beleive all the comments i have never seen so many in all the years.

    Comment by shelley — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 21:59

  338. Sami
    Are you a professional attention seeker? Get a life and a brain and some ears that work. You probably thought that Shane Ward was ace and Ray Quinn should have beaten Leona…..

    Comment by pash — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 22:08

  339. After the travesty of Saturday’s show, I am not watching the programme anymore. The fact that Daniel and Rachel are still in and Laura has gone out is ridiculous. I think all these shows are just a fix now.

    Comment by Jane — Monday, 10 November, 2008 @ 23:36

  340. Can i ask people to vote wisely, stop voting for who you think is best looking, feel sorry for, where somone is from. To all those people who sit there and say “Isn’t she good” but don’t pick up the phone, pick the dam thing up and then people like Laura won’t be in the bottom two.It’s a talent competition not a popularity contest.
    Simon knows who he wants to win from the start and can make sure that person gets to the final by voting off anyone who is a threat. The whole thing is a con. The person with the least votes should go and then it really is up to the public.
    When Shane Ward won Louis got rid of a really good singer called Maria for excactly the same reason. Laura should have won she was best person by a mile. I think Simon wants Diana to win, who i actually like.
    I’m Scottish and have never voted for Leon or the MacDonald brothers.

    Comment by aileen — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 08:15

  341. Another thing, i think Laura was Simon’s favourite to start with but over the weeks he has seen that she is a strong woman with her own style and he wouldn’t be able to change her. Alexandra is too much like Leona Lewis and he has his Leona and doesn’t want another. In Diana he can see something different and she is young and niave, he can groom her into Simon’s star. I’m sure i’m right and it dosn’t matter what the public think.

    Comment by aileen — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 09:11

  342. The x Factor is in danger of losing it’s way. We have watched every series (bar the first one), and have watched a number of very average singers come and go. But the show now appears to be focusing on the contrived element of competition between the judges, rather than the quality of the performances.
    I don’t suppose ANY of the viewing public care even slightly whether a singer is “Louis’ act” or “Dannii’s act”, but want to see the best go through.
    Leona Lewis apart, Laura White had probably the best voice ever to appear on the show, but would seem to have been voted off “tactically” by the judges, following a very questionable result from the phone-in vote. I will not claim as others have done that we will no longer watch the show – but I now have less respect for Simon Cowell’s professionalism and integrity than previously.

    Comment by mike — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 09:37

  343. the judges have got ridd of their biggest threat.if laura stayed,that would mean louis danni and simon had less chacnce of winning.shame on you.

    Comment by rhona king — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 09:57

  344. To all those who think its the grannies who are voting for Danny boy think again we have seen more real quality than you ageist gits will ever see and that is why i voted for Laura. And yes lou you are a mard,pathetic little man.

    Comment by Reiver — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 11:03

  345. what a load of CRap…. ive never watched x factor be4 and got well into this series… and now i realise why i didnt like it !!! what a sham!!! laura was fabulous… weak performance my ar%e… louis should be kicked off he is worse than simon and at least simon knows something about talent i say bring bak laura get shot of loius!!!!!!!!

    Comment by shazza — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 11:38

  346. oh and tht sami needs to get a grip! maybe its louis!!! lmfao

    Comment by shazza — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 11:41

  347. for starters Laura shouldnt have been in the bottom 2, Rachael should have been down there. However given the choice between Ruth and a girl who looks like she should be in bo-selecta, im Glad Louie picked Laura to go, Lets face facts, who is going to buy her album ?

    Last but not least, anyone else think louie should be fired… again, he is pathetic

    Comment by Smithers — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 12:35

  348. Many complaints towards Simon and Louis, however at the end of the day Laura was put in the position of being in the bottom 2 because VIEWERS are NOT voting for the TRUE TALENT, which is undeniable in the case of Laura White. Yeh, Louis got it wrong but being the shallow man he is he needs to get rid of the threats in the competition so that JLS stand a chance of winning. Hope Daniel now wins to really pi$$ Simon and Louis off and show x-factor for the farce it has been this series. The only people now suffering are the ones with amazing talent who should be allowed to show what they can do. How dare Simon and Louis rain on Laura’s parade and take away the massive opportunity of the x-factor from her. Without a doubt the biggest loss ever suffered by the X-factor. Wont be watching again.

    Comment by Louise — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 14:09

  349. Whilst the ‘Jury’ has returned a massive rebuttel to XFactor, the real guilty people are US ! the viewers.

    We have been totally taken in and been screwed by all the nonsense and hype, we actually believe the judges are arguing and that it is all off the cuff. Most folks think it’s for real and all genuine but we are like children mesmorised by Christmas Toy Commercials, totally brainwashed by the Smarties advert.

    Lets get real, there has been lots of criticism of Daniel but as yet, not one of his songs have suited his voice or given him scope to express himself. Diana, Cowell see’s her as a freak, someone he can expose as being different, it matters little that she is absolutely pathetic, can’t sing or perform with conviction. I wouldn’t book her for a church concert.

    Ruth, nice lady, lovely breasts and a good performer, the attraction here for Cowell is Spain, a new audience and big album sales, she will be there almost to the end and I bet the tour will do a couple of Spanish dates next year.

    It was said of Shirley Bassey during the sixties that she invented notes, sang off tune but what a great performer, Rachel may well follow in the role of a similar Diva.

    As for JLS, check YouTube for harmony groups like Take Six, Harmony Grass or the Beach Boys, The rumour is that Frankie Valli jumped off the roof after hearing their version of the Four Seasons hit. Very ordinary.

    The Irish lad will do OK but nothing special, bearing in mind that it is Cowells turn to win ? and Alexandra is very professional and will make up the numbers fairly close to the end.

    Diana will most likely win because we are being dumbed down, conned into making Cowell money. Mr 40% is the only winner but I suggest that if all he is looking for is a hyped up recording success, move over to MTV because we want artistes on prime time national TV who represent and entertain the whole family not just the kids.

    Comment by Davy Crockett — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 15:06

  350. Don’t forget it’s Mr Cowell’s show. He works with the winner and makes a fortune from that person. He knows who he wants to win and will try his hardest to get that person to the final. I say we all vote for Daniel,that would show him.

    Comment by aileen — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 15:59

  351. I will never watch this show again. Laura is far better singer than Ruth who always singing too loud.(she is better with a rock band). Anybody can tell why simon voted for her. This show is only interested in making money than to discover the real talent. Best singers never win this competition. Also Rachel was so bad on saturday. God knows how she was not in the bottom two.

    Comment by lee — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 16:05

  352. Laura going out is totally awful i thought this was going to be the best year but obviously not. The judges were wrong and the radio who are campainging to keep someone else in should be made accountable.

    Comment by lisa — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 17:42

  353. Laura was far to good to be in the final any way. what were the other voters thinking.

    Ruth was also to good for it. I loved Ruth’s perple rain performance. it made me shiver.

    Comment by THM — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 17:50

  354. to be quite truthfull.. laura didn’t deserve to go, she had so much more to give! ..And why an earth is Daniel still in? ..he can sing, but hes just an average singer. Grrr.. The shows going to be boring now without laura.

    Comment by Farron — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 17:51

  355. I don,t think laura or Ruth should have been in the bottem 2 because they are both great singers. The pubilic made the COMPLETE wrong choice.

    Comment by Hannah — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 18:06

  356. The only way to get through to the X-Factor producers is to boycott the show. I have always watched X-Factor but after last week’s show I realised that talent is really not what this show is about. I’m not interested in watching the judges compete and score points against each other. I’m interested in seeing someone with an amazing talent like Laura White have a successful career. I am not interested in the sob-stories that are used to manipulate the public vote or in listening to a performance like the one Rachel gave on Saturday. The show should be about the best singer – the one with the most unique talent. That is who should win and the other good people who don’t win should end up with careers in music. That is all this show should be about.
    Simon, I think you will find that Saturday night’s show was the end of the road for X-Factor.

    Comment by Carol — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 18:43

  357. I will not watch this show again, it’s got to be a fix. The amount of people who are outraged that Laura has been sent home prove it! Laura was the most talented by far and I hope she gets her break some other way as so many people would buy her album.

    Comment by Jill — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 18:47

  358. Laura should definatley not have been in the bottom two! I thought she sang amazing + has done the whole compotion. She was the best singer in this years x factor(and Diana too).
    The rest of the show is going to be rubbish without her + i hope she gets put back in!
    I hope she makes future songs beacuse i will definatley buy them! I hate louis for this. + he voted Austin out the other week. What was he thinking?! He clearly doesn’t no what a good singer is cos Laura was definaltey the best.!
    x x x x

    Comment by Alysha Chaytor. — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 19:30

  359. I am a loyal x factor fan , but not anymore i have no faith in the voting system. Basically its like this , cheryl has the strongest group .Simon and louie need to get them voted off to have a chance of winning , dannies group are all weak and should all have gone home by now (daniel should never have made the final 12 anyway). Laura has got a fab (unique) voice lets just hope someone gives her a chance. If you think back Leon winning last year was also a fix as he can just about sing ! Rydian should have won it by a clear mile !

    Comment by Adrian Roker — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 20:20

  360. Laura has all this support now, but where were all these people on Saturday? If they had been so bothered why did they not call in to stop her from being in the bottom 2. All this support is a little to late

    Comment by fred — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 20:47

  361. I cannot believe Daniel still in .
    Louis Walsh does not no what he is doing
    laura white was amazing

    Comment by kate — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 20:49

  362. vote here to take awayt xfactor judges right to vote and make the competition a public only voting process

    Comment by carl — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 21:12

  363. vote here to take awayt xfactor judges right to vote and make the competition a public only voting process

    please vote and make other people aware of this petition by putting this link on other blogs and telling your friends about it please dont let the judges continue to manipulate this competition with tactical voting

    Comment by carl — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 21:15

  364. i can not belive laura has gone out that was very harsh ……………. get her back in please she is very talented and she can win!!

    Comment by rowan — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 21:42

  365. can anybody tell me why that horrid racheal is in the show because i cannot get my head round it what so ever
    i cant beleive that anybody except her family and friends would even waste a phone call and vote for her she cant even sing and her attitude stinks how that woman can even hold her head up is beyond me but i may be missing somthing.

    dvd or the pub for me saturday not even wasting my time with this crap anymore and i love x factor i even put my social life on hold not anymore.

    Comment by shelley — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 22:46

  366. Walsh, what a jumped up prat, I would’nt have him judge a cake at a WI meeting.
    Laura should be reenstated and have a double next sat when All are singing.
    It’s Time Walsh left the show. This pathetic sqabbling MUST stop. The acts have to be judged on ability and laura has tons of that.
    Walsh stop talking about hair and clothes its the singing that counts.
    Get Laura back NOW.

    Comment by Mike — Tuesday, 11 November, 2008 @ 23:08

  367. How I agree with the person who said that Eughon is very over-hyped, he is very average indeed,but because of the Irish bias could actually end up winning, like the also very average Leon last year. Someone compared Eughon to a cabbage patch doll, and I cant see anything else now when I look at him, it is such an apt comparison. I think you just have to sit back and be entertained by all the who ha, and not actually expect the winner of the show to be really the best singer at all. I think the whole set up of the show is flawed. it should be judged like the strictly come dancing show, with the judges commenting on talent alone, and not on whether or not they are representing them, and competing against each other. That is totally infair to the competitors. Having said all this I do enjoy watching the show each week, but as a comedy programme, not a talent contest.

    Comment by Jenny — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 00:47

  368. We all know what happens they all dwindle down to 1 each so if danny has two and they all have 1 by the end then she will lose so they have one each for the second to last wk all a load of bull happens every year yet we still watch this lod of rubbish WHY ARE WE PAYING a tv licence to watch crap This should NOT be discussed in the house of parliment not about a show its no wonder this country has gone to pot if thats all they can talk about how about give us some money back for having to watch all these stupid reality shows WE ALL KNOW THE GIRL CAN SING and Diana was ill so no 1 should have gone home as it wasn’t a fair contest and why is it that the papers throw in some rubbish about them all when they get through There trying to live a dream LEAVE THEM ALONE

    Comment by isabella — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 00:47

  369. Yeah i fink laura had a gud voice.. ddnt lke her choise of style buh shez a gud singer

    Comment by Dessie babiie — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 09:37

  370. I have always been a big fan of the X factor,but after Saturdays decision to vote Laura off was a joke.She was one of the strongest unusal voices whichI thought it was all about.Ruths voice is ok but like a lot of other singers nothing different.As for louis he knew she was to much competion for his group.I think Laura should be reinstated if she isnt I wont be watching it again

    Comment by JackieI have alweays been a big fn of the X — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 09:38

  371. She was a fat mess anyway … good singer but you need more than that, thats why its called “X factor”!!!!
    She just doesn have it the judges knew that
    Eoghan All D Way .. he is easy to advertise coz everyone loves him.. maybe the winner … or maybe Ruth ???

    Comment by JESSICA SEXY — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 09:57

  372. Oh my god I can’t believe Laura is gone. She was so much better than Ruth. Louis was so wrong to send Laura home.

    Comment by carolinebyrne — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 09:57

  373. Many people have stated that having tried to vote for Laura, that particular line was not working, how convenient ! and totally in line with the script.

    The whole show is a Scam, a Con, a Flim Flam job ! get it, loads of cash from a phone in that is totally irrelevant to the outcome. It is rehearsed, scripted and fully planned, nothing is left to chance, so please DONT waste your money voting, DONT watch and please DONT get sucked in.

    Stop arguing about this one or that one, Stop worrying about the judges or the decisions and if you must tune in on Saturday please understand that you are watching Candid Camera and that YOU are the MUG, they are laughing at YOUR expense.

    One more thing, if you are really annoyed STOP buying anything from the Cowell Camp, Paul Potts, Leona Lewis or any previous winners. He pleads his innocence every time HIS controversial decisions cause uproar but in essence it’s all part of a clever contrived marketing concept. He has you on a string.

    Comment by Davy Crockett — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 10:23

  374. Issabella, you only pay a tv license for bbc channels, not itv.

    It would be a travesty if Laura got re-instated into the show, I assume all of the voters will be fully re imbursed with their money as their votes would in effect have become null and void. I can just imagine ITV paying out all of that money…

    PLUS WE ALL VOTED HER OFF so stop moaning about it… she was the least popular one on the show on saturday night, if you didnt like that fact, you should have voted !

    Comment by smithers — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 12:12

  375. I think it is absolutely appalling that Laura was voted off she is/was the best singer and I believe the threat was too much for Louis and Simon. I have always trusted Simon’s judgement but he was way off this time (this is a talent show not who you fancy Simon).

    Comment by Pam — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 12:57

  376. Laura should still be there, in fact everyone should’ve had a free pass to next week cos Diana wasn’t there. It’s unfair for anyone to leave the competition when not all the contestants could compete.

    I have a feeling the show wants Diane to win, (I like her too as she’s a fresh voice in UK music at the moment) but think Alexandra is the strongest now that Laura’s gone. However I feel that because Leonna won it a few years ago, they might not want to give it to Alexandra. Hope she wins though.

    Holly is getting more and more annoying. Especially the week Racel was in the bottom2. She needs to be more neutral and stop asking the singers and judges annoying questions. She’s indirectly saying some of the remaining singers shouldn’t be there.

    Comment by Steve — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 13:11

  377. XFactor is now a farce you cannot have Laura White leaving the show because she is the only thing worth watching it for. She has the most incredible voice and I could listen to her for ever. If the shows purpose is to find new singing stars then we have surely found something very special. Please do something to reinstate the shows credibility and bring her back as this experience she has gone through could mean we will not see her again. Please listen to my comments and change the way the program works so this does not happen again.

    Comment by Roger — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 13:52

  378. laura should of never went last week it should of been ruth,why vote laura of she is so talented simon and louis are wrong you are fantastic laura never forget that right? laura to be given a seconed chance you go girl!

    Comment by michael — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 15:11

  379. Diana to win :)

    laura never deserved to be voted off!!!

    rachel and daniel are crap


    Comment by lisa — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 16:08

  380. dinana to win :)

    laura should never have went out on saturday she is far beter than ruth!!

    y is daniel still their? or worse rachel…….
    pease out lisa

    Comment by lisa — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 16:11

  381. I agree with Louis decision to vote out Laura, it was a awful performance and I thought there were better performances on the night, and for Cheryl to spit her dummy out because one of her acts got voted out was petty. If Laura did a good performance and sung the songs and didn’t screech her way through she might still be there. If she’s as good as she thinks,then there will be no problem in her getting a deal.

    Comment by Anna — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 17:13

  382. Bring back Laura!!! I have always agreed with simon but this time he got it wrong!!! BRING LAURA BACK SIGN THE PETITION!!

    Comment by lauren — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 17:53

  383. What a travesty, the grandmothers out there are responsible for a unique talent possibly being lost for ever whilst a mediocre bar singer gets another chance at making himself look like what he is, a working mens club warm up act……

    Comment by steve — Saturday, 8 November, 2008 @ 22:31

    Pardon? I am a grandmother and I have not voted for Daniel, I feel for him, but this is a song contest!
    When I heard Laura sing I knew she was going to be in trouble, she was not very good, simple as that! I think she is an incredibly talented singer but last Saturday she was not very good. I think Ruth was better than her by a far!

    Louis should have voted Daniel out when he had the chance the other week, but because Louis is scared of competition he got rid of Laura.

    Comment by Polly Molly Dolly — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 18:11

  384. I,like everyone else was shocked to see Ruth and Laura in the final two,neither of them deserved to go but in my opinion Laura is more likely to sell records than Ruth!
    I agree louis did this on purpose to spite Cheryl.
    With Leon winning last year and the best singers being thrown out this year I wonder if this competition is actually about talent at all?????!!

    Comment by Sam Downs — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 18:24

  385. Louis voted Laura off because he knew she was a strong contender to win. He should have let it go to public vote – it hasn’t been revealed whether the outcome would have been different and Ruth would have left. Louis’ comments are petty, its voices that matter, hairstyles and clothes can be changed. Laura has a fantastic career ahead of her.

    Comment by Julie — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 18:39

  386. Laura and Ruth should never have been in the bottom two, the bottom two should have been Rachel and Daniel.
    Having said that I think this particular main performance by Laura’s was not too good, I liked Rainbow better, but am sick of hearing it to be honest.
    Both performances I felt that Ruth was slightly better. But I am sad that Laura has gone, I think it is ridiculous and as Louis cannot be trusted to send the right person home, he should not be given the casting vote.
    Someone will sign Laura for sure she is excellent as a singer, but as a performer with passion, Ruth beats her hands down.

    And speaking of performing, again Louis sent home Austin because he was one of Simon’s. Austin is an all round performer and I hope that someone signs him, I would like to see more of him in the future.
    He was one of the ones that should have been in the final on merit, as was Laura, but as usual Louis behaves like an idiot and seizes the chance to send home Simon’s acts!
    Louis should have sent home Daniel when he had the chance the other week, not blub on TV and keep him in and the very next week seek to publicly humiliate him again!
    Who is keeping Daniel in? It is becoming embarrassing!

    Danny sorry, but you aint good enough, no offence and no way are you better than Laura or Austin!

    Also is anyone else just getting a little bit sick of Rachel’s attitude? She is being given a chance and she attacks Danny?

    My tip for the last two standing? Ruth and Diana, I tip Diana to win.

    Comment by Kes — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 18:44

  387. ummm why did you lot send laura out shes the most talented one in this whole competiton . its sick voting her out of the comp .. she has so much to give yet the most amazing voice and some of the other cant even sing in tune .. i dont know whats going on but . it looks like your sending all the good ones out ? .. i think you should get laura back in a send someone out. plus its totallyy unfair because diana didnt even sing and shes still in humm thats not write!!

    Comment by Emily — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 19:32

  388. I’m losing respect for this show, when a talented singer like Laura is voted off and a mediocre singer like Daniel is still in the running it makes me wonder if the weekly decisions are all done for ratings or if this is a real competition??

    Laura should have a chance to prove herself, I hope someone will give her an opportunity.

    Comment by kimberly — Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 @ 23:15

  389. this is all really silly, the public voted both Ruth and Laura were in the bottom two, yes we all know that they are better than some of the others in the competition and we were shocked with the results as were Simon and Louis so it is the voting public who are to blame. Ruth was by far the better singer in the sing off perhaps because she was prepared, perhaps Laura thought she didn’t need to prepare, her song was not one to show off her talent, they were judged on this performance, everyone seems to have forgotten Ruth and all these comments suggest she should have gone, why? Get real, this is a competition and if the contestants can’t deal with rejection they shouldn’t be in the competition.

    Comment by Shelly — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 01:15

  390. im sad laura went she was alright, Diana is such a a fake she has a rubbish voice and whats with no shoes???? she is supposed to be ill with laringites but yet shes going to parties and night clubs, get her out!!!!!!

    Comment by sara — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 14:37

  391. its a bloody disgrace that Laura was voted off. i mean Diana was kept in for not singing and Laura was booted off for singing fantastic, doesnt make abit of sense. the x factor will defo lose viewers…..

    Comment by linda phillips — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 16:25

  392. I have been an avid fan of the XFactor but not any more. It seems to have become a political battle between the judges who are using various strategies for thier people to win. Its no longer a competition that chooses what the public want. Its ridiculous that such a talented singer such as Laura would come in the bottom three. She should be in the top two. It has become a complete farce. I really hope that the judges see sense and remove Diane and replace her with Laura.

    Comment by Michelle Hewings — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 16:27

  393. Guys, i know this is a bit of an essay but i think it’s important to read.

    First off, like everyone else im gutterd Laura was out, her voice to me was so special, so technically perfect and she was my odds-on winner! I dont understand how she ended-up out of the competition.

    Rumours are that she may be making a return as so many people are outraged she is gone and Diana’s illness is being questioned. Many say that no-one should have left last saturday as it was unfair for Diana to be automatically through.

    Laura was never out of tune, always recieved praise from the judges about her vocals, was named ‘perfect’, ‘10/10′ and ‘world class’ week after week by them. Saturdays decision was soooo unfair!

    If you feel as outraged and like it was unfustified as i did i URGE you to sign the online petition as it is obviously working. The producers are coming under fire alot, everyone believing the show is a fix and Louis and Simon were tactically voting. IT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE – KEEP SIGNING!!

    If, however Laura is not re-instated on saturday then actions will speak louder than words and the only for us to be heard will be to stop watching the programme. LET YOUR REMOTE DO THE VOTING – DON’T WATCH THE PROGRAMME. ITV will notice the ratings are down and justice may be done.

    x x x x

    Comment by Laura — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 16:40

  394. Not an X Factor nut but do watch and think last week was an utter joke. Not a fan of Ruth, just average singer and would never buy her stuff but Laura was amazing. As for Diana, personally, I dont even think her voice could hold up singing live at a concert, she sounds like she has asthma and it is really contrived.

    Have to say, I wont watch this show again, it is just so annoying, so rigged, so tactical and so unfair.

    Comment by Saffiere — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 16:57

  395. Laura…
    You were and always will be incredible.
    What happened was a travasty! You should NOT have been voted off! You’re UBER talented and i was rooting for you to win! What happened was a shocker, I sat there infront of the TV speechless for ages after Louis said you’re off. I wanna boycott the show but i think Dianna deserves to win now. Its an open contest now you’re gone. I really hope you go far….!

    :) Love ya x
    Abbie x

    Comment by Abbie — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 18:09

  396. What am I missing here? Laura has always sounded like an OK singer on the Workingmen’s Club circuit, confirmed by her laughable version of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ on Saturday (since when did the word ‘over’ start with an ‘h’?). The public didn’t vote for her; Louis Walsh was just one of THREE judges who decided that Ruth gave the better performance (which she did – by a mile). Grow up you whingers.

    Comment by Rose D — Thursday, 13 November, 2008 @ 19:09

  397. I wrote earlier that the judging was cruel and hurtful, today we are told of a young woman who tried out for AI had committed suicide outside the home of Paula Abdul. Clips showed how all three judges humiliated this young lady, Cowell even stooping to make a cruel comment regarding her dental brace. We do not know of this persons permanent state of mind but this dreadful event must act as a warning. These shows have a duty to protect the vulnerable rather than deliberately exploit their naivety.

    Comment by Davy Crockett — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 02:59

  398. I guess like thousands of others I will in future be giving X Factor a miss the programme has now turned into a joke with petty infights between the judges. What a travesity of justice how can Daniel and Rachel still be in the competition its torment to the ears!

    Comment by Eileen Arnold — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 08:10

  399. I’m getting a little bit sick & fed of hearing all you Laura fans belly achin about her being kicked off last week. Fair enough she was 1 of the best voices, but not THE best, Alexandra is a world apart from her & she’s a better peerformer on stage too. Neither Laura or Ruth should’ve been in the bottom two, it was a disgrace, & the only ppl there is to blame is our stupid & seemingly deaf british public. It’s no good Laura’s fans showing their support now, where were they when the vote was going on on saturday night, eh? Ruth has been in the sing-off twice now & to me thats the biggest joke of all, she’s got a great voice, she’s sexy & she’s passionate about what she’s doin, & Louie Walsh(tv’s biggest idiot) should lay off her with the nasty comments, the only correct thing he’s ever done or said is keeping Ruth in last week, She’s proved in both sing-off’s what she’s made of & if she could pick her own songs every week she’d be the best in the competition by a mile, she’s sang two absolute rock classics & REALLY done them justice, she’s awesome. However, Laura on the other hand completely trashed an all time classic in “Endless Love”, and for that she deserved to go, she clearly cant multi-task, while she was playing the piano her voice sounded awful & then to be honest when she stood up for the last 30 secs she sound like a shreaking cat. I want to know why the question of her being brought back was even asked in the 1st place! A few yrs ago when TV’s biggest idiot(Louie Walsh) voted Maria off the show to keep Chico in just to spite Simon Cowell, nobody was calling for her to be brought back & in my opinion she was as good as any of the contestants in this years show. There has been a few things about this years competition which have been quite strange, firstly, Simon’s picks for the finals, never in a million yrs is eoghan good enough to be on that stage ahead of Alan Turner from sheffield, that was an absolute joke, it’s the x-factor not the cute-factor for god’s sake. Secondly, Daniel Evans, now i do actually like the guy, but come on ppl rly, how is he still in the show, n even more so, how as he or eoghan not been in the bottom 2, it’s ludacris, you jus can’t have the like’s of Ruth & Laura in the bottom 2 when them 2 are still in the competition. I think the brittish public needs to wake up & take a look at themselves, we’re playing with ppl’s dreams & future’s when we’re voting on these shows & way too often someone who genuinly deserves to make it & succeed loses out due to our stupid public voting for whoever lives nearest to them or whoever they think is best looking or the sexiest, thats not wot its about, IT’S A SINGING COMP SO PPL, PLZ START VOTING FOR THE BEST SINGER OR YOU’RE GOING TO RUIN THE SHOW COMPLETELY!!!!!!

    Comment by Luke — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 14:17

  400. Oh, just 1 more thing to CARL with the petition link on the 11th @ 21:15. You need to grow up & get real you IDIOT, by the sounds of it you’re an even bigger PRAT than Louie Walsh. Louie made the right decision on Saturday between Ruth & Laura. The whole purpose of the sing-off is to give 1 last chance at survival, you pick your strongest song and sing to your full potential to survive, which is exactly what Ruth has done in both her sing-off’s, both have been WORLD CLASS performances, Laura’s sing-off on the other hand was appauling. It was boring & bland & couldn’t wait for her to finish. Now that song is a favourite of mine & is quite special to me as it was played at my nans funeral, Laura’s version of offended me, she didn’t deserve to go thru. As for tactical voting, the public are the worst culprits, why do you think owen’s still in the competition, eh? Cos he’s got the whole of Ireland voting for him. It’s much fairer having the judges make the final decision on who goes home cos they’re the proffessionals, they know the difference between good & bad singin. SO CARL, ” WYND UR NECK IN & GET OVER IT!!!!!

    Comment by Luke — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 15:04

  401. Lets get some perspective here folks,not everyone thinks that Laura White is the next best thing. I have NOT been a fan since day one. She appears fake, is a clear mimic of this now common trend of female vocalists…very Amy Whitehouse-esque and she isnt pretty to look at. Her version of “Chumwhere hover the rainbow” (shame Laura can’t speak properly) killed a wonderful Eva Cassidy version of the brilliant Judy Garland ballad. Regardless of my views on the remaining contestants, Laura White deserved to be booted off. As a final thought, does no-one else wonder (as Cheryl did early on), why Laura was ditched from her first record deal? Hmmmm….

    Comment by Joanne Westaway — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 18:09

  402. Rachel or Daniel should gave left ! They are only in because the public has been manipulated and give them the pity and simpathy vote !!! Rachel was totally out of tune and nobody said anything to her ! Are they deaf ?

    Ruth and Laura did not deserve being in the bottom two

    Comment by Livia — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 20:54

  403. we want laura back
    if you think soo to type this: XX//laura white//XX
    laura is an great ,amazing singer
    x :)

    Comment by kate — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 21:46

  404. Luke (399 & 400)- Your two contributions are perfect examples of verbose nonsense and an ill-informed diatribe.

    You obviously have no musical background. Laura was not my favourite to win but there is no doubt that her vocal quality is way above that of any other performer in X Factor 2008. Her problem is that her vocal style/technique is not commercial in the way that the voices of Diana and Alexandra are.

    However, Diana is frequently out of tune and Alexandra has real problems with diction and articulation.

    Laura’s rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” was not appalling. It was a different interpretation from the one most people are used to. Many people thought it was outstanding. Ruth is a “belter” and nothing more. country. There is nothing different or memorable about her. Laura is potentially world class.

    As she was one of the favourites to win I think too many people thought she was safe and did not vote for her and Laura has paid the price. Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell saw this as an excellent opportunity to get rid of the biggest danger to their acts. This they did.

    If you have followed the Media coverage since the elimination of Laura and noted the disbelief of many big names in the Industry you would perhaps accept that a travesty has occurred.

    Comment by Peter — Friday, 14 November, 2008 @ 23:42

  405. Ok, for whoever is complaining about fans of Laura White being pissed about the her departure… SHUT UP!

    They have full right to be pissed, she’s better than half of them in there!

    Daniel?! who IS voting for him, it’s quite pathetic really and the worst thing is if his wife didn’t die he wouldn’t of made it through.

    It really is becoming a joke… anyway, I felt sorry for Laura, she was one of the best there but I do also like Ruth, though neither of them should of been there, maybe DANIEL, Rachael or Eoughan or however that stupid name is spelt.

    So yeh, Laura fans whinge and whinge! She didn’t deserve to go.

    Comment by becky — Saturday, 15 November, 2008 @ 00:42

  406. Hey,

    I am thinking of not watching in protest tonight. Two great singers gone last week and week before with still Rachel (who was god awful last week) and Daniel in.
    I’m a huge fan of Kylie and so obviously want Dannii to win again but I really think it’s time for Rachel to go.
    And I think Alexandra has the X Factor, something ’star quality’ about her so want her to win.
    Think the whole show is a fix and all about ratings.

    Comment by Steffster — Saturday, 15 November, 2008 @ 12:18

  407. I wasn’t a big fan of Laura, I thought she had a godo vocie but i wouldn’t put her as my favourite to win. In all hoensty i was a little surprised by the outcome but not too much. I mean Laura had the vocie she jsut needed work on the image, i mean seriously what was up with that dress she was wearing? Although she wasn’t the worst of the night she wasn’t the best the top 3 were JLS, Eoghan and Alexandra. When Ruth began to scream out that passionate rendtion of Knocknig on Heaven’s door i knew she was staying in. Poor Laura knew this and gave upp which was stupid as she should have at least tried to give a perfromance that would challenge Ruth’s, cause maybe the judges would have kept her in. I know soem thing simon and louis voted hher off intentionally but I don’t think simno would do that. One thing you can’t deny is that simon cowell is always honest and fair he even said both of them shouldn’t have been in the bottom two. Louis was freaknig grining wheb he sent laura home now that’s harsh and implies he voted Laura out to give JLS a better chance of winning
    BTW: All you haters of Rachel need to realsie that this girl has barely had a decent song chocie thanks to her mentor so she has every right to be annoyed, but i will agree she did not sing very well last week but i think she’ll be awesome this week since she’s singing amy winehouse. GO RACHEL. Ruth- i lvoe the spansih side of you but you barely show it come on bring a little flava and culture to the x factor. JLS you guys rock even if you don’t win you’ll get a contract. Alex- you’re a sweetheart but you are so similar to other rnb signers we’ve had on the xfactor try and do something different like a rock song or soemthing. Eoghan- you’re such a cutie and you get better every week hope you do well Daniel- you’re a ncie guy and you were good last week just try to
    enjoy your performance Rachel- i don’t care what haters say you go and you do your thing, hoeny don’t let them stop you and finally Diana- wow what a talent you’ve got, such a unique voice i am rooting for you and hope you win! GO DIANA

    Comment by NAOMI — Saturday, 15 November, 2008 @ 17:43

  408. I think Louis made the right decision. Ruth was much better than Laura, especailly in the sing off. I found all Laura’s voice got boring after awhile. I didn’t vote for her, and it wasn’t a mistake! Obviously she has talent, but my point is, she wasn’t everybody’s favorite.

    Comment by Teresa — Saturday, 15 November, 2008 @ 19:36

  409. OK everyone – lets give x factor the BIG TURN OFF – bring Laura back.

    Lois you voted her off on purpose so that she would not be a threat to JLS – poor judgement on your part.

    cheryl you have every right to be furious – it is pathetic – once before no one was voted off so why did they have to be last week.

    I’m not watching x factor anymore – it is a big joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by marsha partridge — Saturday, 15 November, 2008 @ 19:52

  410. the x factor wht a joke laura was voted off, she was much a better singer thn the rest. she cud hav been as good as leona and louis walsh wht a pathetic man he is. such a spoilt child. ill not be watchin no more.


    Comment by phil — Saturday, 15 November, 2008 @ 20:33

  411. All the Laura Whingers up there, am very sure almost all of you were back to your Tvs this saturday to watch who stayed and who goes in tonites performance.
    You’ll all also return in the finals to see who wins, so you can’t help to stop watching the show nontheless.

    Laura was definitly a great voice, but not the VERY BEST voice in the competition like you’re all claiming. There’s still Alex, Ruth and JLS, if yu care to keep them in the competition.
    cheer up and back yur favourites with your votes, not your mouths alone.

    Comment by lunmsy — Saturday, 15 November, 2008 @ 23:04

  412. Wot a joke, laure best by far

    Comment by Claire — Sunday, 16 November, 2008 @ 10:49

  413. What an absolute travesty Laura got voted off last week, I really thought she would make it to the final with Alessandra – clearly the best singers in the competition. It’s compelling witnessing the contestants’ life stories, but this is meant to be a talent competition – has everyone lost it? I thought Strictly Come Dancing was bad enough with the injustice of the talent-less John Sergeant remaining in the competition…

    Comment by Anita Gallone — Monday, 17 November, 2008 @ 15:55

  414. I absolutly love the xfactor its amazing my favourite judge is simon cowell and cheryl cole but i am so sad that laura went home ok we didnt vote but too be honest the judges could of still saved her . Everyone i know hated it when laura went home . The judges should have thought who has more potential and i think laura does do you really think anyone would buy ruths album i dont think so we would buy lauras though. Even though we didnt vote, the judges could of saved her , the xfactors about talent and laura still should be in im 11 years old and i cried when laura went home its un fair love millie xxxxx

    Comment by Millie — Friday, 21 November, 2008 @ 19:03

  415. Girls aloud is amazing so im so happy cheryls a judge i was watching her concert at harewood house at the front and she waved at me i really want to meet her love millie xxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by Millie — Friday, 21 November, 2008 @ 19:14

  416. i really want diana to win i wanted her or laura to win but lauras gone so diana lets hope you will win xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx love millie

    Comment by Millie — Saturday, 22 November, 2008 @ 17:18

  417. I expected Laura to win and now that she has gone from the show it just doesn’t hold the same interest for me. What is left is mediocre in comparison. Think Alexandra will do well.

    Comment by Finola Sloyan — Sunday, 23 November, 2008 @ 15:05

  418. It was pathetic that she had been voted out. On the latest performance Loui said that the song that laura sang was a bad song as she sang it terribly. What lies.
    She sang her song terrific and she shouldn’t have gone out. Loui needs to keep his mouth shut because he gets far too cocky and is wrong most of the time.

    Comment by Rebecca — Saturday, 29 November, 2008 @ 21:30

  419. I cannot believe that Ruth Lorrenzo has been kicked off!! She’s one of the BEST! I will buy all her songs when they become available. I believe that Dianna Vickers should have gone this week. I think people are voting on a sympathy vote in her case – Sorry dianna but that’s the way I feel. Ruth had one hell of a powerful voice why oh why had she received the least votes? Something isn’t right here? Is it a big scam maybe??

    Comment by Danny Adshead — Sunday, 30 November, 2008 @ 01:03

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