Fans call X Factor a “popularity contest” after HUGE changes to voting system
X Factor has caused outrage again by changing the way viewers vote for their favourite acts to remain in the show.
On last night’s (October 22) show, X Factor host Dermot O’Leary announced to viewers at home that the voting process would change from this week onwards. Instead of opening the voting at the end of the show after all the performances have taken place, The X Factor will open voting from the start of the show – before any performances have taken place.
This change has caused anger amongst fans, who believe voting is now no longer based upon individual performances on the night but instead on the popularity of performers regardless of their talents.
Fans took to Twitter to express their dismay at the change, calling The X Factor a “charade” and “not fair in any way”.
OH SO WE'VE GOT RID OF THE CHARADE ITS A SINGING COMPETITION DERMOT "VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE"
BEFORE THEY SING!!!!!!!!! #XFactor
— GHOUL FinderGeneral (@STEWIEHPEE) October 22, 2016
Why is the vote open before they've sung surely that isn't fair in any way? #XFactor
— Dani. (@Daniellaaa_93) October 22, 2016
You know it's a real competition when you can vote before the acts have performed #XFactor
— Russ Peers (@RussPeers) October 22, 2016
it just proves how much of a popularity contest #XFactor is opening the voting before anyone has even performed
— megs 🎃 (@moreorlessmegs) October 22, 2016
Will the change to the voting process make a difference in tonight’s results show? Only time will tell.