Tulisaâs crooning boy band were the first to get the boot after they were announced as the act to have received the lowest number of public votes. Johnny and Kitty were left fighting for survival in a sing off that forced Louis to choose between two of his category.
âIâm not going to cop outâ?, Walsh reassured us, before he stabbed one of his most âlovelyâ? acts right between the shoulder blades.
But last nightâs eviction show has prompted yet more criticism of the show from some viewers who think that Cocozza should have been evicted.
Anger over the eliminations saw the phrase “Fix Factor” start trending on Twitter â even some celebs were furious at the decision to keep Frankie.
Wayne Rooney tweeted: “Just turned X Factor off. Disgraceful. 1st time I’ve ever refused to watch it.”
Viewer xunbroken tweeted: âi feel bad for The Risk, they actually had talent & they were nice boys, unlike Frankie Cocozza. FIX FACTOR.â?
Another micro blogger raged: âIm sorry to say but i think this x factor this time around is a fix. Frankie canât sing he was fine at auditions since then he has gone down hill. The way he acts by going out and getting wasted is terrible.â?
Meanwhile a belligerent Gary Barlow continues with his Cocozza campaign.
He said: “Frankie had a tough night last night, he really did. He’s had great weeks previous to this â there’s a fanbase out there for him.” His blind faith in the âcharismaticâ? but âvocally, not the strongestâ? contestant in his group is casting doubt over his place on the panel for some viewers.
After the show he responded to âFix Factorâ? conspiracy theorists on Twitter: “FIX FACTOR” I can promise you guys… Every single vote is counted and verified! No fix!! RT This & Spread the good word!! Thanks GB x”
On the plus side, last nightâs eviction show featured a cracking performance from Florence and the Machine. At least the eviction show gives us the chance to hear someone sing in tune for a change.