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Tuesday, 4 December, 2007

Hope Deny Fighting

Filed under: 2007 Contestants,Hope

Rumours have been circulating of fighting within girl-group Hope, who left the X Factor competition on Saturday.
The rumours first emerged when Futureproof were evicted, with member Richard Wilkinson saying the members ‘detest’ each other. After this, there was talk of the other band members being jealous of Phoebe’s lead singer role.

Hope member Raquelle has denied these claims, saying

“Absolutely not! We’ve all been totally supportive of each other. When Phoebe was given the lead vocal on ‘Hurt’, we were pleased because she’s the one who sounded best on that song.”

Simon was very critical of their performance of ’2 Become 1′ on Saturday, claiming that it was the reason they left the competition. What do you think? Watch their performance below and leave us a comment!

Saturday, 1 December, 2007

Hope Out as Public Decide

Tonight’s X Factor was decided entirely on the votes of the public, and it was Hope and Same Difference that were in the bottom two.

Judges Simon Cowell was understandably unhappy as his two remaining acts polled the lowest number of votes, but ultimately it was girl group Hope who left the competition.

Friday, 30 November, 2007

X Factor ‘Best of British’ Song Choices

With just five acts left in the competition things are really getting tight in the X Factor. Last week’s eviction of Beverley provoked the biggest reaction we’ve ever had at the X Factor blog, with over 250 comments in a couple of days on the main story, and another 150 or so in others!
Will this week’s show prove to be equally controversial?

This week’s theme is ‘Best of British’, with all the acts singing two songs. Here’s what you can expect to hear on Saturday:

Hope

We Will Rock You
2 Become 1

Leon

The Long and Winding Road
Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Niki

Fields of Gold
Total Eclipse of The Heart

Rhydian

Somebody To Love
I Vow to Thee My Country/World In Union

Same Difference

Wake Me up Before You Go Go
Any Dream Will Do

Saturday, 24 November, 2007

Beverley out after first X Factor deadlock

Beverley and Hope were the two acts in the bottom two tonight, after a strong performance by all the remaining contestants.

Simon and Louis both predictably backed their own acts, Hope and Beverley respectively, but Dannii and Sharon both had harder decisions to make.

Dannii commented that both acts had ‘sung their hearts out’, but said that Beverley had been more consistent, so voted to send Hope home.

Sharon then voted to send Beverley home, creating the first voting deadlock in X Factor. As such, the decision was left to the public vote, with the act that had polled the lowest number of votes during the evening being sent home. That act was Beverley, leaving Louis with only Niki left in his category.