It’s tough to work out exactly what’s happening with this year’s X Factor, not least because the format seems to be consistently chopping and changing – and it did it all over again as we paid our first visit of the weekend to the show’s new-look studio for Saturday night’s live show.
Simon Cowell’s Groups went head to head with Nicole Scherzinger’s Overs, kicking off George Michael Week and providing just enough TV drama to keep the audience occupied for 90 minutes.
From the head honcho’s slip-up to Sharon’s pre-watershed swearing and “Netflix and Chill” (we’ll explain, don’t worry), here’s what you missed…
Yup, in another SHOCK TWIST (that everybody probably read about when it was announced on Friday) Simon Cowell decided that it just wouldn’t be fair to send anyone home this week because they all deserved a little more air time.
Simon Cowell didn’t seem to know what was happening… again
It looks like The X Factor, it sounds like the X Factor but do the judges actually know that this show IS The X Factor? After making a big gaffe last week, Simon Cowell slipped up once again, claiming to have forgotten what the running order for the show was before introducing his own act, Jack and Joel.
He later went on to tell Irish brothers Sean and Conor Price that they reminded him of his dogs, Squiddly and Diddly. Y’know, just because.
Jack and Joel were ultimately sent home by the viewing public, saving Simon the worry of having to remember who they are next weekend.
And neither did Nicole
Scherzinger seemed genuinely surprised to find she was live on air as the camera panned back to her.
Is it just us or are the judges struggling to actually remember which show they’re on this time around?
As if bringing her kids Jack and Kelly to Judges Houses in LA wasn’t enough to convince us we’d been transported back to the days of her family’s MTV reality series The Osbournes (Kardashian fans don’t know what they’re missing), Sharon decided to get a bit sweary live on air before 9pm.
“Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m a b***h” she told the crowd as they booed her for offering some constructive criticism to Matt Linnen.