Simon Cowell had the power in his hands last night to send the terrible twins home – but when it came down to it, he couldn’t let them go.
In recently weeks, Cowell has described the Jedward as “vile little creatures“, yet those “vile little creatures” are perhaps the biggest X Factor story ever, pulling in millions of pounds of free advertising for the show as they take up more column inches.
When John and Edward Grimes found themselves in the sing-off last night, they were facing a very talented young lady, Lucie Jones. They must have thought their dreams were over, and the majority of the public felt their prayers were answered – the twins were going home.
Their mentor, Louis Walsh, not surprisingly chose to save the act he put into the competition in the first place while Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole opted to send them home. That left the final decision in Simon Cowell’s hands.
When he decided to bottle it, and send the situation to deadlock, everybody was shocked. Lucie Jones bowed her head, as she knew she would be going home. And the public knew it too.
Simon’s controversial decision to take it to deadlock was the talk of everybody last night. Facebook groups setup to boycott the show gained thousands of fans in a matter of minutes. Thousands of tweets were sent out on twitter, all of which were tweets from angry public members directed at Cowell.
So why did Cowell not stand by his convictions and boot the Jedward off the show? Week on week he has slated them for their lack of talent.
But just sit back and think about it for a minute. WHY is Simon Cowell a multi-millionaire? He knows an opportunity when he sees one and John and Edwad, lets face it, are the headline grabbers the show needs right now. They’re the act which are quite literally dividing the nation. A huge ratings booster.
Given Cowell’s criticism of the twins each and every week, it seems highly hypocritical that he squandered the chance to get rid of them. And surely this says something about what The X Factor has become? It’s not about talent anymore.
Where did it all start going wrong? The X Factor has lost its soul. Simon has sold out his bid to be the richest, most powerful man in the entertainment industry. And last nights verdict proves that.
Lets hope another potential – and deserving – winner isn’t sacrificed on next weeks show to allow the Jedward juggernaut to keep rolling. Or Simon will have some explaining to do.
What do you think of Simon Cowell’s decision guys? Where do you think The X Factor has gone wrong this year? Leave your comment below…