People are funny. Yet again there is a massive uproar about X-Factor. This is a major point of contention for the country. Never mind the state of the Nation’s finances or job availability. Don’t worry about the crippling conditions that our forces are trying to work in fighting a war with far too few people, equipment and budget. Ignore the lack of money for our Schools and our Hospitals. None of these things are important.
The most important thing in the world is who gets voted off the talent contest. This week, knowing full well that he was in a lose-lose situation as far as the public were concerned but a win-win situation as far as ratings go Mr. Cowell sat back and left it to the public to decide the fate of the last two contestants.
And that is it, the person who had the least votes left. I watch the show because my Wife insists on it and I know enough to confidently say that the girl Lucy Jones, is talented but boring and the boys Jedward or whatever are talentless but funny. So Simon had a bit of an enigma to solve, keep on someone who can certainly sing but is never going to make any difference to the show, or keep on a pair of talentless kids that everyone is tuning in to see how rubbish they are this week? I have no doubt that he knew full well what the telephone vote result was before he made his decision and that is why he did the right thing.
If Simon Cowell had kept Lucy he would have lost half his audience. As it was he just made it deadlock. This meant that the actual votes came in to play. There is the point; the person with the least votes went out – full stop. All these people in uproar on the internet seem to have missed this. The person that they did not vote for went out, end of story. You can’t get so excited about that, you can’t demonise Cowell. If you wanted Lucy to win – vote for her! People did not vote for her and she went out.
Oh dear, I’ve just realised that by writing a post about my despair at peoples reactions to the X-Factor results I’ve essentially joined in the debate – damn I’m shallow!