Camp duo Diva Fever and unlikeable rocker Storm Lee have been eliminated from [[The X Factor 2010|X Factor]] tonight.
After a tepid performance of Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run on the Saturday night show, the aspiring Scottish rocker Storm Lee was the first to go. He seemed gobsmacked by the news, but commandeered Dermot O’Leary’s microphone to remind the public…
I just want everyone out there who has ever believed in something, to never ever give up because you have not seen the best of me yet.
We’re not entirely sure what he means there. People who have dreams shouldn’t give up because they haven’t seen the best of Storm Lee yet? Regardless of that confusing soundbyte, the nation roared at their TV screens, “Maybe not, but we’ve definitely seen the last of you!”
Storm later complained that the judges had criticised him for aspects of his performances, then went on to praise other singers for the same things. Clearly he felt that there had been enough negative press, coupled with Simon Cowell’s early dislike for him that had cost him the competition.
Simon ended up with two of his acts in a sing-off. Diva Fever ended up singing for survival against girl group Belle Amie. It was a close run thing, because Diva Fever had a quite tired sounding version of I Will Survive, while Belle Amie sang Fergie’s Big Girls Don’t Cry rather tunelessly.
Though the nation was waiting for Simon to have to make the tough decision to send one of his own acts home, the other judges spared him the pain. Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh unaminously voted for Belle Amie to stay, sending Diva Fever home. Even though, technically, Diva Fever were better singers, Belle Amie are clearly more marketable (providing they can learn to sing in tune).
Simon went on to apologise to Diva Fever for forcing the song choice on them and took full responsibility, saying “I’ve let you down.”
So, it’s a bittersweet moment on X Factor tonight – on one hand, we’ve lost Storm Lee (good news), but we’ve also lost the campy, fun, Diva Fever. Who would you have liked to go home tonight instead? Or was the result right for you?