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Report jack12321 November 8, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
All the producers are probably sitting round a big table right now discussing exactly the same things as us Laugh
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 4:57 PM GMT
Anyone have access to the TV schedules in December yet?! OTHH maybe?!
Report jack12321 November 8, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
The two day spectacular, due to be held on the 10 and 11 of December 2011, will see the acts performing at Wembley Arena.

Read more: http://xfactor.tellymix.co.uk/news/31135-the-x-factor-2011-final-to-be-held-at-wembley-arena-in-front-of-12500-fans.html#ixzz1d8MtjeZq

“We are very excited about making it bigger and better – with a bigger venue, bigger-name guests and more audience members and celebrities than ever before.”

According to the paper, the final will air on December 10 and 11, meaning that the show won’t be competing for this year’s Christmas number one spot.

Read more: http://xfactor.tellymix.co.uk/news/36392-the-x-factor-final-to-be-held-at-we...
Report pmbets November 8, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
Betfair will have to void bottom 2 as Frankie is a void bet before the voting even opens.
This is the point .On week 6 the voting has not opened and there is no number for the viewers to ring on frankie.
So like in previous shows when this has happened they will have to void the bets taken for froankie on elimination
and bottom 2 + combo as the market hasnt even opened and frankie is not a runner.
Basically its like offering bets of any number on a roulette wheel then taking that number off the reel
befoe spinningh the wheel.
Report jack12321 November 8, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
From the market rules:

"All bets stand run or not."

Sadly
Report squares November 8, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
sry Dizzy, was out with the dog - and cheers Jacknumbers.
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
Thanks Jack.
Report six gun November 8, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
It would make for an interesting show to give the current 7 the week off. Maybe send them to Paris for a few days and film them there for a programme - a bit of light hearted fun.

Then have a show with all those the public did not decide on, to come back for a sing off - the winner get through as a "wild card".
We are far enough off the final so that this is not grossly unfair.
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
What a mess for the producers. The more you consider the options, the worse each one seems.

Based on that article, they pretty much have to have three contestants on the last weekend.
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
Yeah I'm leaning towards some sort of wildcard now. It would be a massive story, especially if they brought the likes of Jade back in. Might actually 'save' the show.

Wouldn't want to be working on that production this week if they do it. Nobody will sleep!
Report six gun November 8, 2011 5:11 PM GMT
We know who would be likely to win this sing off and she is good enough to hold her own - at only 16 it is a big call being thrown back into the deep end but it is a chance few would turn down.
Report six gun November 8, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
"Wouldn't want to be working on that production this week if they do it. Nobody will sleep!"

Frankie might have left some speed in his dressing room!
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
I agree - odds of 'no replacement' lengthen by the minute.  They need to do something to salvage the situation - and it's too good an opportunity to boost ratings.  The more I think about it, the more I reckon they'll throw out the rule book and do something drastic...
Report onthehushhush November 8, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
ITV are currently running a competition:

"A trip for the winner and three (3) adult companions to London to attend the Final of the X Factor 2011 on 11 December 2011."

http://www.itv.com/termsandconditions/competitionsandvotes/thexfactormeetthejudgescompetitionterms/default.html
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
As someone said above, when it comes to the XF there are no rules, other than the fact that the producers can make them up at a drop of a hat!

Apart from the 'golden rules' for contestants of course!!! Grin
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 5:17 PM GMT
Thing is if they bring in one of the four who never made the last 16 wouldn't that be ridiculously unfiar to get a 'bye' into the last 8?  Like I said before let's exaggerate the scenario and say that someone drops out when down to the final 3 so they replace them with Amelia, James, 2 Shoes, Jonjo?  Outrageous.
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
I do think simply bringing Johnny back in would be about the most underwhelming thing they could possibly do, and would make next week very dull indeed.
Report The real Moaner November 8, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
I think though that depending upon the decision, this could be the end of the X Factor.

This series has been a disaster and if they bring back the wrong act...

For mine, it has to be Johnny - unless he was 2nd bottom - in which case there should be a sing off.

Bringing back an act previously eliminated, at any stage, is manifestly unfair on others and whilst we all know it is fixed anyway, such a blatant show would allow me to turn off.
Report Cider November 8, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
The simplist option (although not cheap) is to miss a week out.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
Cider

Why not carry on without him and cut the final down from 3 to 2?
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
The 2010 X Factor 10 Golden Rules (according to NOTW last year):

1. No getting drunk
2. No sexual relationships between contestants
3. No leaving the house without permission
4. Lads and girls must stay apart overnight
5. No pornography in the house
6. Zero tolerance on damaging property
7. Zero tolerance on drug use
8. 24-hour-a-day security surveillance
9. No relationships with X Factor fans
10. No overnight stays for contestants' boyfriends or girlfriends during live finals

By my reckoning Frankie had already broken at least four of these rules, even before his cocaine boast!
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
Here's one. They carry on, and on Saturday 3rd Dec they announce that the voting for the final three will be open for a whole week. Kerching. A few more nervous performances on the 4th. Then they can kick the third off on the 11th, and finish on the 12th.
Report Cider November 8, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
Two runners would be incredibly thin.
Report jack12321 November 8, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
Isn't Gaga performing this Sunday?

If they have a group performance, Gaga, and 2 other big name artists in the results show - can't imagine the ratings would fall too much. Advertising revenue dwarfs the voting revenue so I doubt they'd be too bothered about that.
Report squares November 8, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
unless one of them was Craig




Plain

Taxi !
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
Cider

Been done before though hasn't it?  Give the final 3 two songs each on Saturday then on Sunday announce who goes and carry on with the final 2.  Don't see the problem myself.
Report Claret85 November 8, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
I bet Frankie topped the vote last week. It's a conspiracy.
Report six gun November 8, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
The issue with the 3 down to 2 finals is that the ITV schedule has become over dependant on the show. Not sure how much the show costs and how much replacement air time would cost but heard a few years ago that BGT cost £1 million/hour to make. So this is costing £2 million as well as the advertisers who will not pay as much and then there is the phone voting which will be reduced with a double final.

This would run in to several millions - so this is not an option for the production team if they want to keep their jobs beyond next week.
Report squares November 8, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
If there are straight eliminations from now on the current number of contestants doesn't allow for a 3 on the final Saturday down to 2 on the final Sunday.  Some people have got their numbers wrong.
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
Except this time Lou they would have to sustain two 90 minute shows live at Wembley with just two finalists (if no replacement is put in).  I just can't see that working, no matter how they try to fill it...
Report Cider November 8, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
There wouldn't be a final 3...
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
That's the point Lou - we need another contestant to make a final three.
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
Dermot in as the wildcard.
Report six gun November 8, 2011 5:37 PM GMT
Maybe he will do a twirl and everything will be magically made better again.
Report Cider November 8, 2011 5:38 PM GMT
It doesn't have to be this week they cancel.

Could have normal, and a week before the final have an 'x factor all-time special'. Some previous winners, successful artists and perhaps even a couple of the deleted judges return for special performance (and advertising before Xmas)
Report squares November 8, 2011 5:40 PM GMT
^^sounds like hell on earth
Report six gun November 8, 2011 5:42 PM GMT

Nov 8, 2011 -- 5:33PM, squares wrote:


unless one of them was CraigTaxi !


Laugh

Let's face it X Factor has run its course.
Only the like of Coronation Street can run forever.

Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
Cider - like the idea, but a show like that would take months of planning.  Can't see them pulling it off in three weeks...
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
Stick on an extra Morse or a Touch Of Frost. Job done.
Report superadvan November 8, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
Bring back Wagner.
Report jack12321 November 8, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
Funny thing is, all 16 finalists (well, except maybe Frankie) are going to be together in London recording the charity single video tomorrow Grin
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 5:58 PM GMT
Dizzy

I don't understand how we wouldn't have a 'Final 3'.  Whoever are the last three left are the final 3 for Saturday then a final 2 on Sunday.
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 6:00 PM GMT
Lou - there's only six contestants now left to perform on Saturday (12th).  This is then reduced to five for 19th Nov, four on 26th Nov, three on 3rd Dec, leaving just two for the final weekend of 10th / 11th Dec.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
What about Sophie, Jedward, Vickers, Eggnogg and Wagner all come back ....................... then we all realise that Frankie was actually better that that lot so he rides back on stage on a white horse and saves us all?

Smashing stuff.
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
You really throw Vickers in with that lot? Disappointing.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 6:02 PM GMT
Dizzy

Oh I see fair enough thanks.  So even if Frankie stayed, by losing one every week we'd still only end up with a three 'man' final rather than 4?
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
Spot on...
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
Fink

Big time.  Awful singer, flat as a pancake.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
Dizzy

Thanks.  Not up to the old facts and figures like yourself, Squares etc.
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 6:07 PM GMT
That's why last weekend's double elimination couldn't have been worse from a timing persective...  Bet they wish they had held that back for another couple of weeks like last year now!
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
Dizzy

I'm not sure but don't they usually have 4 on the Saturday then 3 on the Sunday.  If so why have a double ellimination this past week and leave themselves short for the last weekend?  Why not just leave it at one  going every week and it naturally runs down to 4 left on the Saturday?
Report Froggitt November 8, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
Coconuts still gracing the M&S ad
Report THEY know November 8, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
The bookies are loving this. The Risk 11/8 to come back...  what?! - they were bottom of the public vote.  Absolutely no way that will happen.

Betfred is even offering 50/1 GAMU !!!
Report squares November 8, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
I think 3 down to 2 is what they would prefer and what they have had in the past.  I think last year was just about having Cher perform with Will I Am and promote her as a finalist.
Report squares November 8, 2011 6:17 PM GMT
It was a bit too busy last year.
Report TheFink November 8, 2011 6:18 PM GMT
It's a bit too busy each episode :)
Report six gun November 8, 2011 6:19 PM GMT

Nov 8, 2011 -- 6:16PM, THEY know wrote:


The bookies are loving this. The Risk 11/8 to come back...  what?! - they were bottom of the public vote.  Absolutely no way that will happen.Betfred is even offering 50/1 GAMU !!!


Heard Michael Jackson is 500/1 and Elvis 750/1

Report TheFink November 8, 2011 6:23 PM GMT
There's no way a long-time deceased pop star should be higher odds than Kitty at this stage.
Report Dizzy42 November 8, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
Yes, Lou - I think the four in the final weekend was a one-off last year...  Purely for Cher, as Squares says, but it didn't really work.
Report STEPTOES YARD November 8, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
He was chucked out because he couldnt sing and clearly those behind scenes knew it was making show a bit of a laughing stock
Report Froggitt November 8, 2011 6:46 PM GMT

Nov 8, 2011 -- 6:31PM, STEPTOES YARD wrote:


He was chucked out because he couldnt sing and clearly those behind scenes knew it was making show a bit of a laughing stock


Jedward, Wagner, Leon.......

Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 6:53 PM GMT
Leon not bad at all to be fair.  The others shocking yes.
Report Froggitt November 8, 2011 6:54 PM GMT
Mmmm - Rhydian wuz robbed imho
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 8, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
Frog

Ever so slightly yes!  Biggest scandal of all that.  Shocking.
Report jack12321 November 8, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
Oh fook Laugh Just realised I tore up my Ladbrokes betting slips for refunds if the Risk win
Report George Bailey November 8, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
Just to say bye bye Frankie I still love you though my 6k green ain't looking quite as attractive now...still you owe me nothing and you are still rock n roll to me Devil
Report squares November 8, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
lot of bits of lyrics in that
Report attitude adjuster November 8, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
beat me to it

gb2 = Billy Joel Silly
Report George Bailey November 8, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
Be nice to me aa and I will lend you Christie Brinkley for the night Wink
Report attitude adjuster November 8, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
8 ramps coming up sir Tongue Out
Report George Bailey November 8, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
Laugh
Report Hamsterdam November 8, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
Bringing Jonny back a logistical nightmare he went out due to a phone vote not an option i'm afraid. 

They need to justify bringing Amelia back over the other 3 acts were booted so they'll all perform and a public vote will see Ameila back in. Happy dayz ExcitedHappy they've been looking for an excuse to bring her back after the epic fail of getting rid of her in the first place.
Report LendUsAFiver November 8, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
She slagged off the show shortly after she was booted, she won't be back.
Report George Bailey November 8, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
Bringing Jonny back a logistical nightmare he went out due to a phone vote not an option i'm afraid.  but we know at least he didn't finish bottom of the pv Wink
Report Hamsterdam November 8, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
I think they will be willing to over-look her misquoted comments for the extra ratings. Money talks in this industry, morals count for nothing.
Report grocerjack November 8, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
Keep quiet why he was chucked off and make a film?
Report charwell. November 9, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
Heard Michael Jackson is 500/1 and Elvis 750/1.........

.......and still the maximum bet is £1.23 Laugh


I can definitely see Amelia Lily coming back, to a fanfare of 'It was so hard, I made a mistake leaving you out, but you were all so good, and you deserve another chance........'

X Factor bosses & the dim public will regard this move as 'sensational' - re-introudcing an axed act won't be. Furthermore,any re-introduction opnens up a hornets nest as regards voting and rebates etc. No, it's much more simple & will grab more headlines, without potential transgression of any rules to have her back in the show.

Anyone thinking the Risk can in any way, shape or form be brought back are deluding themselves.
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 8:40 AM GMT
Risk - no chance. Johnny - fat chance. Amelia - some chance.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 9, 2011 9:01 AM GMT
Thing is with Amelia though is it means she gets a 'bye' not just past one round which would be ok I suppose but past about 5 rounds.  Supposing someone had dropped out of the final 3?  Bring Amelia in and that's fair?  Surely not.
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 9:11 AM GMT
Its no different to late entrants into the BB house or replacements in the jungle
Report squares November 9, 2011 9:23 AM GMT
I would say there is a fair amount of difference.
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 9:30 AM GMT
Why? Half the BB house had been evicted by the time Suzie Verruka entered the house......is it fair she only had four or five weeks to last, whereas the rest had the full 12 weeks?
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 9, 2011 9:35 AM GMT
Froggit

See your point though I don't watch BB myself but this is a bit more high profile and we're trying to find the best singer according to mass voting not just you or I's opinion.  It would surely be unfair for someone to skip 5 rounds and suddeenly join in.  Also how about my scenario where I asked 'What if it happened in the final'? ................... let Amelia in and that's fair?
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 9:43 AM GMT
Im not saying it is fair. It happens though. Dancing on Ice is another......that gurning guy from kids TV broke his ankle and some soap twirlie came in to replace him in week 4 or 5.......is that fair? Theyre after finding the best skater so its comparable to XF.

There must be a cutoff at which tptb say no more replacements.....in all these types of show......eg isnt Pat Sharp down as the official replacement for IACGMOOH? Maybe IAC they say no subs once eliminations start.

What if Janet and Misha both broke their legs on the ice next week and couldnt perform. They wouldnt move the final date. WOuld they have shows with no eliminations? Would they get reserves in?
Report squares November 9, 2011 9:46 AM GMT
It is just not comparing like with like formatwise.

People have seen other acts performing at auditions, BC, JH, read about them in the press and on the net, and formed opinions.
Report squares November 9, 2011 9:48 AM GMT
They always have reserves for DOI.  It is in their rules.

It seems to be in the singing show rules that someone can be off sick for one week, but if it is for longer than that they have to leave.

Diana,
Waller / Darius
Sneddon and the girl he replaced.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 9, 2011 9:53 AM GMT
Froggitt

But why not just carry on without him isn't that best all round.
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 9:54 AM GMT
I take your point squares about JH BC opinions etc, but what do you expect the producers to do if they dont have enough acts to get to final week with two acts? Theyve pre-sold the ad breaks from now till the final.....noones going to tune in for singalong week with no eliminations.....reruns of fatty macmanus final wont really pull in the viewers.....
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 9, 2011 9:56 AM GMT
Frogg

I agree a week with no elimination is just ridiculous.  However I think whilst Johnny would be deemed 'first reserve' as it were because he was last out to bring back Amelia which means passing over Johnny, Sophie, Sammi and Nu Vibe let alone the other initial three who never made the final 12 is outrageous.
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 9:58 AM GMT
Yes lou Ive already posted somewhere that I thought that the do nothing option was the most likely. Top level meetings though reported by the papers (means a phone call to Cowell) leads me to think that its possible someone comes in. Risk and Johnny no chance as public have already eliminated them. Ameila has been trading as low as 11s over the past momnth, leading me to speculate that she is the official reserve......as she wasnt evicted by GBP, its possible she will come in, although James Michael should get that slot, but I think tptb know that Michael has no chance. I think they were saving Amelia for next year.
Report squares November 9, 2011 9:59 AM GMT
The common sense thing would seem to be to have a "next in line" which happened with the returns of Sneddon, Darius and Nikko Smith in AI.
Report squares November 9, 2011 10:03 AM GMT
X Factor boss Simon Cowell has said that Frankie Cocozza has “blown a wonderful opportunity” after the teenager was given the axe from the show yesterday. Frankie was cut from the programme over allegedly bragging about taking cocaine during Sunday night’s show.

“Frankie’s blown a wonderful opportunity. It’s very sad, but he has no one to blame but himself,” Simon told The Sun.

Frankie’s mentor Gary Barlow yesterday said he was “hugely disappointed” in the singer after the news broke.

The Take That star added: “I’m sorry to see him go as we’ve been through a lot together in such a short time.

“I hope Frankie continues to look to me as a friend and supporter and works it all out, picks himself up and somehow tries to turn this into a positive.”

Meanwhile Frankie’s dad told the Daily Mail today he and his wife were “heartbroken” by the news, saying: “Neither of us saw this coming. I only spoke to him last night on the phone and he said he was going to really knuckle down.”

In a statement, Frankie said: “I’d like to apologise to Gary, my fellow contestants and everyone who has voted for me, but, as of today, I will no longer be in The X Factor. My life during the show has gone out of control and my behaviour off stage has overstepped the rules of the competition. I no longer deserve my place in the show, so I am therefore leaving. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me.”

An further announcement is expected later today.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 9, 2011 10:03 AM GMT
Frog

Fair enough we'll see.  I personally cannot see any way Amelia comes back.  Johnnny has a shout and 'no replacement' has a shout.
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
My bank would love Johnny back WhoopsWhoopsWhoops but after the *slating* he received from the judges 4-0 he has no hope. Risk not a hope in hell.....this morning Ive layed my whole bank down to my last £43 against them hoping to buy back £2 at 1000 by lunchtime. I cant see anyone else eliminated by PV coming back.

And bring back Amelia would create a few column inches which is what theyre after......maybe they dress it up as  saying to Barlow "who would you like on your team"
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 9, 2011 10:07 AM GMT
Still can't see how she bypasses everyone and straight into the last seven.
Report squares November 9, 2011 10:07 AM GMT
More sense about Frankie from Kevin Bishop on The Wright Stuff than anywhere else I've read or heard.
Report Froggitt November 9, 2011 10:09 AM GMT
Lou - they let Barlow (Gary and Ken....separated at birth) choose - thats how she bypasses everyone. Although I think do nothing is more likely, its less controversial and less publicity.
Report squares November 9, 2011 10:13 AM GMT
I think they need to do what looks fair rather than doing something which looks like it for even more sensationalism.

There were cries of "fix" all over the place after last weekend; further controversial decisions and that will only escalate.
Report LOU MACARIS TARTAN B November 9, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
Froggitt

Don't think they could let that happen letting Barlow choose.  Public outcry to simply bypass everyone and go straight to the last seven.
Report One footed pony November 9, 2011 6:33 PM GMT
They're obviously going to put Johnny in The Risk.
Have them back as a 5 boy group, with Johnny as lead singer.
'Staying alive' that old Bee Gees classic, will obviously be their first song.
Bring it on!
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