Audiences who watched the previous episode of X Factor were outraged when they heard Simon Cowell tell the panel which act to send home. Fans of the hit reality television music competition X-Factor UK labeled the show as a fixed tournament after claiming that judge Simon Cowell told the other judges to save contestant Che Chesterman.
Che Chesterman controversy
Cowell?s last remaining act Anton Stephans left the show, with the judge?s decision on who would win, after a showdown with Nick Grimshaw?s Che Chesterman. However, before the final decision was made, fans who watched the show hear Cowell allegedly whispering ?Che, Che? to the judges Grimshaw, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Rito Ora, implying ?that he wanted his own act to leave.?
Reports have suggested that the other three judges urged to keep Chesterman and continue the competition and Cowell apparently did end up saying that he wanted Stephans to stay.
I'm sure after they sung you heard Simon tell the other judges to vote Che?
— Matt Murdoch (@EmiratesZone) November 22, 2015
Anyone else hear Simon say Che, Che to the other judges just before they all choose him???
— Katie Wynne (@katiewynne3) November 22, 2015
@TheXFactor can't believe I could clearly hear Simon Cowell telling the other judge to save Che Chesterman. Out of order.
— Peter watkin (@peter_watkin) November 23, 2015
X-Factor has received a number of allegations and reports have stated that it is the second consecutive week that the show has been faced with this type of allegations. More precisely the Olly Murs incident, when he announced the result ?before the public vote had been officially revealed.?
According to reports, the TV presenter and former contestant told everyone that Monica Michaels is the one leaving the show when the result clearly indicated that it had gone to deadlock. Murs immediately apologized, saying, ?I?m sorry guys, I made a mistake.? He also posted on Twitter stating that he ?made a massive f?k up.?
He eventually responded to the critics, telling them that his mistake was ?blown out of proportion? and that they ?need to put it in perspective with everything that?s going on in the world.?
Simon Cowell and his representative have not yet made any announcements regarding the alleged decision.
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Source: The Independent