The return of the incompetent assassins. Having hit their target in Jade last week, we wondered if we could start to trust again in producers’ aim. Nope. As tpfkar predicted with tongue in cheek, “Looks like they are gunning for D3… Given their hit rate so far, D3 should be safe as houses.”
It’s hard to escape the conclusion that they overdid it with the boyband. As Kevin O Reilly put it last night in the comments, “I began to fear for my bet as the judges went too far with their comments. It came across as an organised hit as opposed to individual opinion. I hope this has not sparked people into defence mode.”
“I thought the judges’ comments went too far which has proven in the past to rally an act’s fans”, agreed lolhart, going on to call: “I’m edging towards a Kye v Rylan bottom 2. I’m pretty confident that Rylan has been near the bottom 2 every week and I think the producers are running out of tricks with him.”
Lolhart reckoned “Kye will go because I doubt there’s little concern about Gary only having one act left”. There was disagreement in the comments about this scenario, however, with Kevin reckoning Rylan would go, and JScouser, Eurovicious and Stephen reckoning it a tough one to call. I was always firmly in the lolhart camp.
I lumped on Kye to go when the bottom two were announced, at odds down from 2.35 to 1.7 on Betfair. When Louis “did the right thing” – a clever touch after the week 1 criticism when it was Louis who took it to deadlock, allowing Carolynne to be sent home – Kye’s odds crept back out to 2.2.
Although I’d been burned in week 2 in this situation, I doubled down on Kye to go, expecting Tulisa to deadlock it and the vote to reveal what I believed the show would want in the interests of continued entertainment. I breathed a sigh of relief when Dermot announced the result – it more than recouped my week 2 losses.
Farewell, then, Kye – and farewell to Gary’s attempts to restore credibility to the overs category. Three serious overs, all in the bottom two in the first three weeks and all gone by week 5. And who is Gary’s last remaining representative? Cruiseship Maloney! I’m looking forward to the mentor duet in the final already.
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