"Series 7, Episode 9: Britain has been voting over the last 24 hours and now the semi-finalists find out the result of the public vote. The act with the fewest votes will leave the competition").....
....speculation was rife on the BF forums today that if Cher was bottom they'd change the rules & make it a bottom two singoff then put the chavrat through on a judges vote.
Sure enough, what did we get...?
I didn't even know that they had promised that and already I was irritated because they decided to start with Louis's decision rather than Simon's as to who to put through to the next round just to make doubly sure that Cher would go through. What a pointless show.
Only just noticed this all-time classic of a quote from OFCOM in the article above:
An Ofcom spokesman said: "Our rules in this area state that viewers must not be materially misled.
Viewers pay to vote for who they want to stay in the X Factor, not for who they want to be eliminated. Viewers’ votes did *determine who stayed in the contest at this stage and so there do not appear to be any issues raised under our rules."
A fine example of why bodies like OFCOM exist; not to ensure fair treatment for consumers, but to allow the powers that be to claim there are bodies protecting consumers.
Well, thought One Direction were going to do it right up until tonight, but in the end they were soundly beaten. I'd set my trade-out at 2.0 but they never went that low (not sure what their lowest was, I know they were around 2.9 at times tonight.
Cheers Fella for the 1D tip weeks ago, I got them at 5.6 and laid for no loss at 3.6 so gave me a bit more interest in the whole nonsense that is the X Factor. Plus my rather surprising run with Wagner made it a bit of fun. Next up, Dancing on Ice