Dappy, expect a call from Tulisa imminently, for your solo album managed to see quite a few more copies than her current effort - and that was without all the TV exposure.

Despite being on prime time telly twice a week, and monopolising last Sunday's X Factor results show with a somewhat lack lustre performance, Tulisa's solo album - which she's actually called The Female Boss - has sold, wait for it, in the region of 7,000 copies. In short, she's barely breached the top 20 UK charts, putting the likes of Neil Diamond and Alfie Boe well ahead of her. When was the last time you saw either of them on TV, hah?

According to The Sun, Robbie Williams, Labrinth, Emeli Sande and Olly Murs "have all topped the charts after performing on The X Factor's current series. Tulisa's latest sales are also a long way from her glory days with N-Dubz, whose last two albums both made the Top Ten comfortably."

See, Mr. Cowell, ramming someone down the viewers' throats until they submit doesn't always work. It's time to change tack. And by that, I don't mean your current master plan of taking Cheryl Cole back. Don't do X Factor next year (gis all a break), then come back in 2014 with a completely new - and that means never seen before - line up. And change the format. In fact, change the show altogether.