I have to admit I was rather peed off with X-Factor last night. In particular Ms Cheryl Cole. Her decision at the judge’s house completely undermined the whole point of the judge’s house stage.
During this stage, contestants have one last chance to prove to their mentor that they should be picked to go through to the live finals. Cheryl was joined by pal, Black Eyed Peas singer Will-I-Am. The Girls Aloud star – in charge of the girls – picked early show favourite Cher Lloyd and Madonna wannabe Katie Waissel, despite both girls terribly messing up their performances.
In contrast all the other girls gave a stunning performance, but got the boot anyway. Mother of two Rebecca Ferguson is the only one of Cheryl’s pick that gave a great error-free performance and truly deserved her place.
But let’s talk about Gamu for second…
The 18-year-old Zimbabwean has been consistent all throughout the competition and gave a great performance at the judge’s house. However, the teen, who won over millions of X-Factor viewers, got sent packing back to Scotland, as Cheryl questioned her star potential.
The shock decision caused shockwaves through entertainment forums and social networking sites twitter and facebook, as angry viewers vented their anger at the 27-year-olds shock decision.
But relax people; it seems there’s a little twist in this years show. Apparently the judges have a wildcard and will be able to bring back one of the hopefuls they sent home. And with the backlash following Gamu’s departure, there’s no doubt Cheryl will pick her. Phew, normal service is resumed. Well kind of…
I actually don’t like the whole wildcard idea, as it once again undermines the whole judges house process. But hey, Gamu deserves her chance, so I’m for it.
So… to answer my headlining question, has Cheryl Cole lost her X-Factor? Of course she hasn’t. She’s still got it; she just made a bad error that pissed a lot of fans off. I’m actually more annoyed that Katie went through. She seems so contrived.
Ms Tweedy better step her game up and not make anymore hiccups, because Nicole Scherzinger did a damn good job while she was away.