The X Factor Uk has really tried to stir things up this year in order to regain some of the viewers they have been steadily losing over the years to Strictly Come Dancing. They tried Viva Latino week and George Michael and this week they have a new theme and are adding double eliminations both nights.
That’s right, four people are going home this weekend, two on each night. This adds to the drama of the show and gets to the finals sooner as the season is also shorter. The theme will be ‘Crazy in Love’, so I guess they will all be love songs. Which really isn’t much of a theme if you think about it as most songs are about love, but whatever. They will also have performances by past X Factor winner Matt Terry and superstar Fergie. Last week they had Harry Styles, which went over well.
You have to wonder if any of these gimmicks are working. Their ratings keep falling and nothing Simon does seems to stop that. Is The X Factor beyond saving?