The Judges Houses episodes were shocking in a number of ways, and, perhaps ironically, I found myself making these faces much more than I thought I would:
Firstly, what’s with all the swapping and changing in those ridiculous chairs? You can’t swap out someone under sixteen, because it’s too emotionally taxing, but it’s completely okay to tell a twenty-six year old to stand up, and then sit down again, oh, no, wait… yep, stand up, you’re out.
Maybe next year we should entertain the idea of letting the audience pick the judges, and see who from that judging panel would actually get a chair; because - I’m just going to come out and say it - the only one out of the whole bunch that I can stand right now is Mel. I know, I know, I can’t quite believe that I’m saying it either, but the rest of them seem to have made such ridiculous decisions in the past week’s worth of episodes that I’m beginning to wonder - and yes, Simon is included in this - why three quarters of the judging panel are even there.
I do have to admit that I absolutely love the articles floating around the internet right now that are accusing Cheryl Cole of being fattist because she only put through slim girls. Side note from me here though, irrespective of the size and shape of the girls she did or didn’t put through, she still didn’t put through the best singers - and that’s what annoys me most.
And don’t even think about playing the ‘we’re looking for the whole package’ card, Chez, because I’m just not interested…
Admittedly, when I saw that Andrea, Jake, and Paul had made it though to the live shows, I was happy. Super happy, in fact. Like, this happy:
Seriously, though, why is she in the live shows? She’s stunning, and she’s a model, and she has an interesting voice, that probably works wonders with jazz music. But what’s she going to sound like in disco week? Honestly, when it dawned on me that she was going through to the live shows while Emily, Kerrianne and Lola were being sent home, I was like:
The live shows kick off this weekend - right? - and will hopefully bring with them the news of some exciting wild cards, although there are plenty of hopefully-true rumours floating around the internet about this already. So brace yourselves, X Factor-viewers, because things are undoubtedly about to get much more interesting/annoying/frustrating (delete as appropriate).