According to MTV, X Factor fans are raging that Cheryl Cole allowed Katie Waissel to be saved on the Sunday night results show, despite the singer forgetting the words in her sing-off song.
We love it when fans on the Internet cause a furore – it’s often more entertaining than what happened on the show, watching people over-react to the situation. And MTV have a load of lovely quotes from enraged, borderline psychopathic fans. And today’s theme? Sack Cheryl Cole! Raise your virtual torches and pitchforks, Internet, we going to a lynching!
She’s paid a lot of money to be a judge and she failed to do her job. She’s spineless. If she can’t do it then she should be sacked.
Regardless of what you think of Katie and Treyc, Cole has just forfeited her right to be a judge.
And with all the claims flying about that Cheryl barely spends any time coaching her acts anymore – and jetted off to LA last week, leaving them in the lurch – the backlash against Cole is reaching fever pitch.
But here’s my tuppenceworth – Treyc was never going to win. Here’s why:
- The ‘narrative’ of the show has favoured people like Cher Lloyd, Katie Waissel and Matt Cardle. They’ve been made interesting by the press stories about them.
- Treyc was the poor cousin – she wasn’t styled brilliantly or given the massive set pieces – like Cher’s Purple Rain or Katie’s overblown background video last week. I think this backs up my first point – Treyc was brought in as ‘filler’, but was never intended to win.
- Despite an amazing voice, poor song choices and a lack of on-stage charisma killed Treyc off. At this point in The X Factor, we should be able to imagine what an album by the contestant should sound like, but Treyc’s would have been an inconsistent mish-mash of cover versions, right?
By the same logic, Katie Waissel doesn’t stand a chance either. She’s deeply unpopular, but tabloid friendly. Simon Cowell virtually confirmed that on the Xtra Factor. The public are incredibly hostile toward her because she comes across as fake and a desperate wannabe.
The point I’m trying to make is that it doesn’t matter that Treyc (much as I liked her) left before Katie. Neither were going to be singing alongside Prince in the grand final.
And I don’t think Cheryl forfeited her right to be a judge – she claimed she’d send it to deadlock if she had the choice, and the decision was then taken away from her. I think this was largely down to time constraints – each judge felt the need to pontificate about how cruel it was that both were in the bottom two and blah blah blah. I think they simply didn’t have time to go back to Cheryl, then send it to deadlock.
But – as usual – over to you lot! Do you think Cheryl neglected her duties as a judge? Should Katie have been saved or sacrificed?