X Factor boss and music supremo Simon Cowell furiously gave Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue a dressing down after Sunday nights Live X Factor Results Show, saying they were more concerned about their looks than their acts.
Simon was already in a bad mood after his best chance of winning the show, Danyl Johnson refused to change his song at the request of Cowell, which led to a furious row on Thursday of last week. And as if his predictions were proved right over Danyl’s song choice, Danyl ended up in the bottom two, along with girl group Miss Frank.
After The X Factor results show, Simon summoned Dannii, 38, and Cheryl, 26, to his new dressing room, where he has spent over £60,000 on a full make-over, which includes leather-clad walls, a jacuzzi, and more mirrors than in the house of flying daggers.
Simon blasted the two sexy judges for spending too much time on their outfits, and not enough on the hopefuls. To be fair, the pair looked absolutely gorgeous this weekend, and it looks like they spent a fair amount of time on perfecting their look.
Simon has ordered the pair to be ready 30 minutes early each week before the live shows for a briefing with him.
A show insider said: “Simon could not believe his act Danyl – or Miss Frank for that matter – were in the sing-off and he was in a foul mood all evening. After the show he let rip at Cheryl and Dannii. They are always immaculately turned out and spend ages on choosing their clothes and accessories, having their hair and make-up done and perfecting their look. But in no uncertain terms Simon told them it’s a talent show, not a fashion show.“
Simon allegedly continued: “The girls need to spend less time in front of the mirror (he can talk), and in their dressing rooms and more time concentrating on their acts, song choices and criticisms. He think’s Cheryl and Dannii need to be more real. He thinks they’re too afraid to offend.
“He doesn’t want them to say just what they think the public wants to hear. He wants them to think about what they’re saying. He’s worries about the show becoming boring. It’s too anodyne. He wants more constructive criticism rather than platitudes. Simon was angry because he could not get his head around the fact Danyl, who he sees as a potential winner, was in the bottom two and the twins made it through on the public vote.“
Ever since The X Factor started this season, Danyl Johnson has been tipped to win the show, but after his performance last week, Joe McElderry is now favourite to win, which would give Cheryl Cole her second win in as many years.
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