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Simon Cowell FiXing it for X Factor’s Joe?

November 30, 2009

Yes, that word “fix” has come back to haunt the X Factor in Britain, where Lloyd Daniels, the teenager who appeared to struggle with the basic skill of singing in tune, got booted off at the weekend.

Attention has now switched to who will win this year’s competition, with four contestants still in with a shout — Olly Murs, Danyl Johnson, Stacey Solomon acherylnd Joe McElderry. The smart money is on Joe, with Simon Cowell, the dominant figure on the judging panel and powerhouse in televised singing shows, naming him as the act to beat.

That is despite the fact that two of the singers mentored by Cowell — Olly and Danyl – are in the competition. So much for loyalty. It’s good news for Cheryl Cole, mind you, who is looking after Joe.

The Sun newspaper focuses its report on how Cowell has been “leaning” on the other judges to back Joe, and headlines the story: “FiX it for Joe”.

At the end of the day, many viewers are assuming it boils down to which of the acts Cowell and his record label think they will make most money out of. The bookmakers are also heavily backing Joe, with Stacey next in their list of odds.

But does this constitute skulduggery on the part of Cowell and his fellow judges? Or does it simply reflect the fact that Joe is the best singer?


Who Cares? This has to be one of the most boring, inane talent shows since the 1988 icelandic world arse-scratching contest.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive

Joe has the inside track because he is by far the best singer in the competition. The End.

Posted by Chelley | Report as abusive

They are all rigged so who cares?


i thought the winner was decided by the public voting . yes i vote for joe but i want him top win on his own merits and im sure he can .

Posted by len hudson | Report as abusive

danyl the best singer by far.

Posted by jane jarvis | Report as abusive

Danyl is a bully, he is not good enough to be in finals even.

Posted by hari | Report as abusive

well honestly , i can care less about this show and who really wins..but who ever wins, good luck.

Posted by janielle | Report as abusive

If it’s a singing contest then Joe should win.

Posted by Charles Holmes | Report as abusive

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