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Series 9 - Episode 18
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So is the idea of this show to find someone who can be an international recording star, as Louis Walsh repeats ad nauseum week after week?
If it is, why does a superior vocal performance count for less than entertainment value, which was Tulisa’s reason for keeping Rylan in the competition recently? Or, whisper it, is all this deadlock drama a bit of Weakest Link-style tactical voting from the judges and an attempt to boost ratings?
In any case with just four weeks to go before the final, there’s plenty
of time left for some singing of variable quality and judging squabbles
before we get our international singing star/general entertainer winner.
Last week, District3 left the competition as the judges decided to save Union J. Now, the surviving boy band join James Arthur, Ella Henderson, Jahmene Douglas, Rylan Clark and Christopher Maloney in guilty pleasures week, with the acts battling to make it one step closer to the final, now just three weeks away. Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Tulisa and Louis Walsh critique the performances and praise their own contestants as Dermot O'Leary tries to keep the peace.
Full Episode Guide
What's Sharon Osbourne watching? The X Factor judge on her TV viewing habits
Sharon Osbourne reveals her TV loves and hates ahead of a new documentary on BBC4
Who is UK Eurovision entry Lucie Jones?
Matt Terry hasn’t spoken to Simon Cowell since winning The X Factor
ITV axes X Factor spin-off The Xtra Factor after 12 years
Rebecca Ferguson 'accepts' offer to sing at Trump inauguration – on one condition
Honey G’s debut single hits the charts... at number 149
Can 2016 be over yet? X Factor rapper Honey G's new music video is out
X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry is ALREADY planning a return to the show as a guest judge
Jamie Lee Harrison released a single and made it to X Factor Bootcamp before auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent
Who is Jeanette Akua from The Miss Treats on Britain's Got Talent? You might recognise her from The X Factor
James Corden and Take That reveal the secrets of Carpool Karaoke
Dannii Minogue on why Let It Shine is now a better fit for her than The X Factor