If only the X factor had real drama like Sons and daughters
The real winner tonight will be BT
I have to ask is Sharon really leaving or is this more made up speculation to get the the series back in the paper?
Well with only "over a million" votes for the winner BT won't be getting much out of this compared to previous years. The full voting break down now released - basically flipped between Sam and Nicholas every week but with Sam winning the last few weeks.
At some point this series all 4 have said they're leaving but they're clearly only saying goodbye to Gary this weekend.
Sharon has repeatedly said she's only back for one series, although I get the feeling they're hoping she will stay (I don't know why, it's done nothing for ratings and it wasn't until she left that The X Factor really made it big). Louis seems to leave or get sacked once a year, but I actually think it is time for him to call it a day this time. The same old cliches are really damaging the show's reputation.
Gary is boring, but last year was better as he was able to show his frustration against Rylan and other acts that weren't as good. This year, the overall vocal standard of singers has been a lot better, with no joke acts (apart from maybe Shelley, who could sing very well). This made the judge's comments bland and boring, and unfortunately many of the acts also seemed void of personality.
It also didn't help that Sam Bailey was the favourite from episode 1 of the whole series. In past years, the winner hasn't really come to the fore until at least half way through the live shows.
Coupled with some pretty poor guest artist bookings on the Sunday, there was nothing that made the series 'Must See TV'.