X Factor twins John and Edward in final six
Monday 16 November 2009
Jedward fans were in rhapsody last night as their idols breezed through another round of the X Factor thanks to the public vote.
John and Edward Grimes were spared a repeat of last week’s results show when they were in the bottom two and controversially saved by judge — and Jedward nemesis — Simon Cowell.
Instead it was the 33-year-old singer Jamie Archer who got the boot last night after ending up in the bottom two with cherubic teen Lloyd Daniels.
Judges Cheryl Cole, Louise Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Simon Cowell were split on who to send home so Jamie went as he’d received the least number of votes from the public.
Resplendent in silver lame suits, their quiffs restored to their normal glory, John and Edward sang the falsetto ‘Galileo! Galileo’ phrase in a group performance of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody with help from Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
And all 12 finalists were reunited to perform this year’s X Factor charity single, a cover of Michael Jackson’s You Are Not Alone, to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. But the twins’ singing role in the single seemed limited.
On Saturday night’s Queen-themed show the twins performed Queen/David Bowie’s Under Pressure with aplomb — and even had the showbiz sang froid to keep singing during an unexpected stage invasion by pop star Calvin Harris.
Meanwhile, Irish fans of the X Factor are finding a way of keeping their favourite sons in the competition, which officially only accepts votes from UK residents.
Free2call.tv is a cheaper alternative to the X Factor's premium-rate voting line — and its chief executive Mark Hillman told The Mail on Sunday up to 12 per cent of the 50,000 voters who have used from the service are Irish.
Edward Boddington of Harvest Media, which is running the official X Factor voting line, said that as well as being a breach of the rules, the service was “likely to distort the voting patterns in favour of those contestants or judges that have an association with Ireland”.
Source: The Belfast Telegraph
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