Although everyone seemed to know what the “big twist” on X-Factor would be on Saturday, it still didn’t prepare me for the sheer brutality of the sending-home of 4 contestants on Sunday night. The judges appeared to have no problem at all crushing the dreams of their mentees, which resulted in 4 truly heartbroken contestants being unceremoniously shoved off stage, never to be seen again.
I rarely care so much about reality TV contestants, but the speechless sniffles of the rejects combined with even die-hard host Dermot wiping away tears seemed to add to the ruthlessness of the show. Which, in the space of one episode, has become something I no longer care to watch. I suppose it wouldn’t have bothered me so much if it had actually been the rubbish acts being sent home (my axe-list included Frankie Bum-Boy, Sh*tty Kitty, and No-Vibe) but many of my personal favourites were dumped, so why bother sticking with the series to see someone who I never thought should have gone through (*cough* Janet) win the sodding show?
I wonder how many others will turn off their TVs on a Saturday night too.
PS: Listen up ITV – I thought a much better “twist” would be Simon Cowell riding in on a white charger to choose one judges house reject from each category to bring back for live shows, seeing as Louis, Gary and Kelly got it so wrong in the first place.