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Sunday, 19 October, 2008

Girlband Second Act out of X Factor 2008

The bottom two for the Michael Jackson themed X Factor 2008 show were Spanish contestant Ruth Lorenzo and girl-group Girlband.

As per the new format, the two acts sang different songs when attempting to convince the judges not to send them home, with Ruth singing ‘Purple Rain’, and Girlband singing ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’.

The judge’s decision was again deadlocked, leaving the act who polled the lowest number of votesm Girlband, on their way home.
The decision means that Louis Walsh now has only one act remaining, all-boy group JLS.

Sunday, 12 October, 2008

Bad Lashes First to Leave X Factor 2008 Live Shows

Filed under: Bad Lashes, Louis Walsh

Last night was the very first live X Factor show of the series, and what a show!

Some tweaks have been made to the shows format, most notably with the option for the bottom acts to sing a different song to try and convince the public to keep them in. Bad Lashes sang ‘Wonderwall’ as their second song, but their attempt proved to be futile, and so yet again Louis Walsh is the first judge to lose an act.

Monday, 5 November, 2007

Louis defends Sharon’s Behaviour

Louis Walsh has spoken out about Sharon’s shock ‘nearly-exit’ from the X Factor. Since the incident, many people, including many commenters on this site, have claimed that Alisha is being unfairly favoured by the judges so as not to upset Sharon.

Louis said:

“She was seriously considering walking away. It was not a publicity stunt, but she knew she had to come back for her two acts. It’s life, it’s real. It’s part Jerry Springer. And I stick by Sharon totally. She was loyal to me when I was sacked.”

“They can’t replace her because there’s no-one else like her. And Simon Cowell cannot control her. That’s what makes it fantastic telly.”

Whatever the truth behind Sharon’s exit-or-not, if it was a publicity stunt it doesn’t seem to have worked - BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing had almost one million more viewers than Saturday’s X Factor.

Wednesday, 31 October, 2007

Rhydian: Judges Don’t Care About Us

X Factor hopeful Rhydian Roberts has spoken out against the judges and producers of the program who he, like Daniel, blames for the premature exit of contestants.

“They’re too rich to give a **** about contestants. I think Dannii does because it’s a big gig for her, and she wants it next year. But the others have got money pouring out of their sweat.”

Rhydian is particularly annoyed about the way he has been presented, with ‘Phantom of the Opera’ regularly playing in the background when he is speaking, intercut with freeze-frame shots to make him seem strange. He says he has been forced to dye his hair and given a ‘ridiculous’ wardrobe to reinforce the image the producers made for him earlier in the series.

Whatever the producers and judges are up to, it doesn’t seem to be working - judging by the comments here at X Factor blog Rhydian is one of the most popular contestants on the show!