X Factor: What Simon Wants, Simon Gets
Simon Cowell was accused of favouritism last night after encouraging the other X Factor judges to vote for Joe McElderry.
Joe was through to the semi-final last night after his performance of Elton John’s Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word for which he received a standing ovation.
According to The Sun, Cowell’s been leaning on the other judges to heap more praise onto Joe in a bid to influence the voting public. It seems that the other judges have been compliant so far with both Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh urging viewers to vote for the singer.
Dannii was brimming with praise, “There hasn’t been a song sung in this competition with more passion than that.
“I have to see you in the final. Please vote for Joe.”
Louis agreed, “You’ve got the voice, you have got the personality. You were born to do this.”
The other remaining contestants Olly Murs and Danyl Johnson are understandable a little bit peeved.
A show source told the paper, “Joe is the winner in Simon’s eyes. He’s been bigging up Joe when the judges are around.
“The others are not happy. But the bottom line with Simon is, ‘Who will sell records?’”
I’m sure we can look forward to the eventual winner topping the Christmas charts and you can look forward to me topping myself in response.