Viewers brand X Factor a “fix” after Honey G is saved by judges from elimination
X Factor viewers were furious this weekend after Honey G was saved over Ryan Lawrie during Sunday night’s results show.
For the first time ever, Honey G did not sail through to the next round this weekend and was voted into the bottom two alongside Ryan Lawrie. The two contestants obviously failed to impress the public with their performances for Movie Week on Saturday, and so were forced to battle it out in the sing-off.
It was a slightly surreal sing-off to say the least, with Ryan’s acoustic rendition of “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran followed by Honey’s rap performance of Missy Elliott’s “Get Your Freak On”.
Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger each saved their own acts, sending home Ryan and Honey G respectively.
Simon Cowell said: “I think it should go to deadlock… the one who for me they wanted to stay in more was Honey G so I’m going to send home Ryan.”
The deciding vote was then left with Louis Walsh, who said: “Guys it was a really good sing off but the name of the act I am sending home is Ryan.”
So, Honey G is safe for yet another week. However, viewers at home were far from impressed by the result…
Fans took to twitter, labelling the decision to eliminate Ryan Lawrie a “fix”:
Simon keeping Honey G is a FIX desperate for ratings I can only assume. #XFactor
— Rykard Jenkins 🏋🏽 (@ItsRykard) November 20, 2016
Absolutely ridiculous they sent Ryan out over Honey G!! Thought it was meant to be a singing competition? #XFactor
— katie ann (@katiefoale) November 20, 2016
— jade♕ (@Concept_Jade) November 21, 2016
On the Xtra Factor, Louis and Simon defended their decision, claiming Ryan had no further to go after four previous appearances in the danger zone.
Louis said: “It’s all about the entertainment factor, Honey G entertains. She’s always doing something different, she’s a really nice person and takes it so seriously. She’s having the time of her life and I wasn’t sending her home.”
It’s the Quarter Finals next week and the theme will be ‘Louis Loves’, meaning contestants will have to perform a tune off of Louis Walsh’s all-time favourites song list. It should be an interesting one.
X Factor continues Saturday at 8pm on ITV.