As people blast X Factor judge Louis Walsh for taking the vote between who to save to deadlock – we ask is this sort of controversy the way to get the programme more viewers?
Another year and yet another claim that X Factor is fixed. This time the controversy centres around finalist Amelia Lily whose ‘winning single’ was uploaded to the HMV website – before the final takes place at the weekend. It’s far from the first time X Factor has been embroiled in a ‘was it fixed’ row. But does it matter who wins? There have been countless stories of X Factor winners sinking into obscurity. Indeed last year’s winner Matt Cardle’s album has failed to be as popular as hoped while runners-up One Direction have become huge stars.