Both, in my opinion. I'm still fuming over last night's X Factor results. Fuming! In fact, I was so bloody angry last night that I was on the double vodkas before Dragons' Den had finished!
I was originally fuming with just Louis Walsh, because the fact he had to even think about who to send home out of Rylan Clark and Carolynne Poole was a bloody joke. Was he not listening? Rylan was so bad he was making me ears bleed! Carolynne sung him off the frigging stage! It was a no-brainer; a forgone conclusion. No contest. But, hang on. We're not dealing with a fair and properly-run show here, are we? Far from it. Last night, X Factor UK proved itself to be nothing more than one big, ridiculous farce. End of story. No way on this earth should Carolynne Poole have been voted off over Rylan Clark. And before anyone starts shouting, yes, but Carolynne came bottom in the public vote, it should never have gone to the public vote in the first place! Now, it was obvious that Nicole Scherzinger was going to vote to send Carolynne home because Rylan is in her group, but it hasn't done her credibility any good by pretending he had an ounce of talent during that sing-off last night. However, all three of those other judges should have voted Rylan off without even a second's thought. Which Gary and Tulisa did, but then we get to Louis. Louis frigging Walsh.
|Louis Walsh - was deadlock really his decision?|
|Carolynne Poole - did not deserve to leave X Factor so soon|
Right, that's enough of that. Me blood pressure's had enough for now. On to 'Strictly Come Dancing'. Loved it! Although, I thought the judges were in a bit of a funny mood during Friday night's show, and they were shockingly tight with the scoring too. Unfairly so for a couple of the contestants, I thought. Oh, and Darcey Bussell was getting right on my wick with her habit of sticking "yah" on the end of every sentence. She didn't do it quite as much during Saturday's show, which was good, and I was also glad to see the judges in a better mood too. Some surprises were thrown up during this opening weekend of 'Strictly...' though. I mean, who'd've thought that, by the end of Saturday night, we'd have Lisa Riley topping the leader-board, and an Olympic gold medalist propping it up at the bottom? But Lisa Riley was a revelation! She could dance, she was fun to watch, and I loved her! Victoria Pendleton, on the other hand, may be a great cyclist, but she ain't all that on the dance floor.
|Lisa Riley and partner Robin Windsor - topping the Strictly leader board after week 1!|
On the whole, the 'Strictly Come Dancing' opening weekend didn't disappoint. But I really wish - just once - that they'd give poor Anton du Beke somebody who can actually dance! Just once...
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