When watching the X Factor Final back then I was wondering if a neater way to close the show, would be to follow the format of Eurovision. Where the host wraps up, and then the credits are played over the final performance of the winning song. Just a thought....
Always hate the way they crash to a plug for either the tour or the auditions for next year - it just kills the atmosphere and takes a bit away from the winner. If they insist on running the promo at the end it would be better if they let the credits roll first then air the promo after that, but really in both cases a plug from Dermot to visit the website for details at some point during the show would be sufficient.
I do find it quite odd though they can sell thousands of tickets for the tour in arenas across the country - yet opt to give away the tickets for the final itself when they could actually make a small fortune.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.