There were many talking points surrounded this weekend's instalment of X Factor - mainly thanks to Rita Ora's dress choice (not to mention her mega gaffe regarding one of her contestant's names), the fact there was another double elimination (Kiera Weathers and Seann Miley Moore went bye bye, in case you're interested), and Simon Cowell's 'who needs Zayn' quip from the Music Industry Trust Awards still hanging in the air (more on that in a minute - again, assuming you're interested).
Rita Ora X Factor see through pasties can't believe I might have to start watching this show !!! pic.twitter.com/Wqdc1dfydV
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But the main elephant in the room is the ratings, which continue to plummet. And, now that ITV have reportedly bought The Voice, does the broadcaster really need two singing shows?!
According to The Huffington Post: "It has now been confirmed that the forthcoming fifth series of ‘The Voice’ will be the last to air on the BBC, following months of speculation about the show’s future with the broadcaster. The Voice has now been acquired by ITV - in a new deal said to be worth around £12 million a year, according to The Mirror - leaving a question mark over the future of The X Factor, particularly given its current contract also comes to an end in 2016."
Here, if Rita Ora can't even be arsed to remember the name of her act that she's introducing (around the 1 minute mark), it's time to call it a day...
As for Simon's quip, he has since apologised after Zayn Malik fans were OUTRAGED. Of standing onstage with the four piece at the awards last Monday, Cowell said during a radio interview on Friday: "I just kind of thought when I was standing on stage with them, that they were back to being five, and I saw myself [being a part of] One Direction for a moment. That’s when I made that quip, ‘Who needs Zayn?’ which of course backfired hugely. So I apologize to any Zayn fans out there - it was meant as a joke."
Here, when Simon Cowell is apologising publicly over something as banal as that, it's seriously time to call it a day...