As Boot Camp finished this weekend eight acts were picked in each category to go through to the Judges Houses’ stage. For the first time producers and judges decided to change parts of the next level of the show. Firstly by announcing that instead of six acts for each group there would be eight going through to the Judges Houses’ stage. Secondly the next change was to increase the age limit of the Over 25’s category to be Over 28’s!
X Factor Betting pundits note how the Judges Houses’ stage that starts on our screens next week will see the return of Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue. Both judges were said to be nervous before they were told their categories, even more so than normal due to the time off they had off, they were both out of the loop. Even without knowing all the contestants all the judges were aware of which category was the strongest!
Much to Simon Cowell’s disappointment Cheryl received the girls and Dannii the boys. Both top categories and looking at the X Factor Odds for the contestants it looks like Cheryl is the favourite to will win the mentor group and if she does that would make it her third win in a row!
But that’s only a might that Cheryl will win again! In The Boys category there are likeable talented individuals such as Matt Cardle, who is currently the out right favourite for the boys and alongside contestants like Marlon McKenzie and Karl Brown that were also moved into the boys category when the over 25’s age went up Dannii’s category is definitely a close second if not equal at this stage of the show.
Simon was frustrated and angry when he received his call telling him he had The Groups but his frustration was lifted slightly when he heard that Louis Walsh was to mentor The Over 28’s. Simon believes that he should have been given a stronger category after the work that both he and Louis put in to ensure that the show still ran smoothly when they were missing two judges. Now with Cheryl having the strongest category and her favourite act in the group Cher Lloyd Simon thinks that the producers have stitched him up!