Instead, the judges stole the show in an evening rocked by massive rows on the judges panel.
Dannii Minogue almost lost her job by making a jibe at the sexuality of Simon Cowell’s favourite act, while Cheryl Cole flew into a rage when Simon implied she and Dannii were no better than strippers in their professional career as popstars.
Simon Cowell lost his temper in the final few minutes of the show when Dannii Minogue referred to stories in the press about Danyl Johnson being bisexual. The sexy Australian singer told Danyl Johnson after his pitch-perfect performance of I Am Telling You by Whitney Houston: “No need to change the gender references, if we’re to believe everything we read in the press.“
A furious Simon Cowell could barely contain his rage as he shouted: “WHAT DID YOU SAY???” Dannii rather smugly repeated her comments, leaving Simon seething.
Simon snappily responded by saying: “I think we’re missing something here. I just heard one of the best performances I ever heard in my life. And you can forget playing any of those games with him. I’m not having that. This guy sang his heart out. Give him some credit. “
Related: Dannii Minogue Outs Danyl Johnson as Gay on Live TV.
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