Wait a minute, Louis said, surely you agreed to this format change Simon? “No I didn’t. No I didn’t,” Simon insisted.
Two acts left this Saturday – Sam Black and group Sean and Conor Price – with two more set to leave on Sunday as the show whittles down the acts ahead of next weekend’s semi-finals.
Simon’s clear frustration at the ‘double elimination’ is particularly odd given that he is the one running the show. He returned to his theme at the end of the night, asking, “Whose idea was it to do the double elimination?”
“YOURS” Dermot replied as the credits rolled.
With two more set to leave tomorrow, we’re guessing we haven’t heard the last of Simon’s grumbles…
Simon may have been fuming, but his son Eric was having a whale of a time, turning up with big funky ear defenders (presumably not just to block out Sam Black’s vocals) and making himself comfy on the judging panel.
When Sean and Conor Price asked Simon who he loved most in the world, Simon replied, “Apart from me, this little munchkin,” popping his little boy on his lap.
That came after Eric delivered the show’s famous lines, “It’s time… to face… the music!”
Eric: the heir apparent?
Actually, Dermot’s dancing was the best bit of the night
From kicking off the show with a Titanic embrace with lovely Lloyd Macey to busting out the Beyoncé moves, host Dermot O’Leary brought the love for Crazy in Love week.
From prawn cocktails to spaghetti, the judges couldn’t help turning to food for their post-song criticism this week. Maybe they just hadn’t had their dinner?
“That’s what I call a prawn cocktail,” Simon said after Sam’s performance. “It’s not the main course or a dessert, it’s just the little thing you have before the big thing.”
Bemused by the attack on his act, all Louis Walsh managed to say was, “I love prawn cocktail.”
But that wasn’t the half of it. After Lloyd Macey’s performance, Nicole Scherzinger said, “You to me are like a perfect bowl of spaghetti. I love spaghetti, but sometimes I’m hungry for some arrabiata.”
Huh? “A little less cheese,” Nicole explained. Right, that makes things sooo much clearer…
This week’s prize is really disappointing
OK, sure, the winner of The X Factor’s Sunday Prize Fight does get to travel to LA to record a single with number one songwriter Ali Tamposi… but that’s only half the story.
The other prize? Dinner with… Louis Walsh? Why do we get the feeling ITV blew all the budget for these prizes early this year?
Dinner with Louis Walsh? I'd go straight out and sing like Scooby Doo with a heavy cold. #XFactor