And of course, there are the contestants, and this weekend they will have to battle it out in the infamous six chair challenge. She added: “Simon if you would just like to mind your own business and wait until your category comes up!”
As the six-chair challenge kicks off tonight, viewers should expect more backlash, as Simon is booed for his choices, and forced into making a huge U-turn.
In a first for The X Factor, the public chose the categories each judge would mentor.
Her performances later in the contest might have made her a polarising figure, but after Cher Lloyd’s first audition she proved she had something special, and bagged herself a legion of fans. As numerous hopefuls watched on, he swore out load.
This time around, though, she came out all guns blazing, giving her stirring take on “What Is Love”, from the “Empire” soundtrack, which had Cheryl asking: “Why didn’t you do that a year ago?”
Not exactly a vote of confidence for his Overs.
All eyes will be on 25-year-old youth worker Monica Michael who has returned to the singing show after she was booted out during the six-chair challenge by Cheryl. Show bosses had hoped that the introduction of new judges Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora would boost the show’s ratings.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs have been in the flirty friends category for the last few years but following the Essex charmer’s recent break-up, Simon Cowell is apparently keen for them to officially give romance a go.
And Melvin, 35, admits Simon is trying to get him and Rochelle Humes – who is married to former JLS star Marvin Humes – to flirt on camera too.
Sharon, that was a cracking voice, your red floaty skirt was especially lovely but you were about as likely to stay in your seat as someone who’d just put the kettle on in the kitchen and was gagging for a cup of tea. “It really does because I know the feeling”. I like you – you’re a fighter and you have drive, which is important.
The X Factor airs on ITV on Sunday October 4 at 7pm.