So, hands up who watched last night’s X Factor results show?
Anyone else feel proper awks for Dermot O’Leary when Mel B practically told him to shove off after Paul Akister was told to, erm, shove off (in a much nicer way, OBVIOUSLY)?
Yep, it was another week full of shock exits, and after Strictly almost lost one of its top stars, it was X Factor’s turn to feel the brunt of public voting, as it said adios to one of the best singers on the show after he lost the sing-off to Jay James.
WHAT IS GOING ON??
And after we saw how passionate 39-year-old Mel felt about Jake Quickenden heading home, we thought she’d have no more tears to cry for the rest of her boys.
Yeah, well, we were WRONG, as Mel reverted back to Scary Spice to let rip at the world and his wife for not voting for her lad.
And by world and his wife, we actually mean LOUIS WALSH, who sent the final decision to deadlock after probably the best sing-off of all time between Paul and Simon Cowell‘s act Jay.
How do we know it was so good? Well, Simon, 55, cried and that’s all you need to know.
So, what EXACTLY happened?
Safe from surprise double eliminations, all the contestants put their best foot forward for Queen vs Michael Jackson week. Paul impressed with an powerful rendition of Queen’s classic ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ which we personally loved.
Even the judges were pleased that he’d come out of his shell and actually PERFORMED the number, although several of the Xtra Factor panel members predicted that he’d be in trouble in the results show.
And they predicted right, unfortunately.
He belted out an emotional cover of Emeli Sande’s ‘Clown’ to try and convince the judges to save him, but with Jay also bringing out his best vocals when it mattered, Louis got scared (standard) and sent the whole thing to that stupid deadlock palava.
As you’ve probably guessed, Paul received the least public votes and was sent packing – but not before Mel refused to answer Dermot’s push for some comments – ‘Are you kidding me?’ – and the whole audience basically booed Jay. AWKS.
Over in the Xtra Factor post-show, Mel let RIP at LouLou, saying: “I think that’s wimping out a bit to be honest. You have a feeling of who you think is worthy of staying in the competition and you have that choice.”
Ouch. Lou did try and defend himself, explaining: “I brought it to deadlock to see what the public thought. Both of them were amazing in the singoff.
“Both of them were incredible and I wanted to see what the public thought. Both were really, really good. That’s the problem.”
The problem is you’re indecisive but who are we to judge?
Mel B hasn’t commented on social media about the incident, but we’re gonna assume she’s still too busy crying. Understandable.
Can we just not send anyone home next week please? PLEASE?
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