Was it colour vomit that did for them again? Or just the cheesy dance moves and slightly dodgy vocals? Either way, the “acid trip hipster quintet of doom” – otherwise known as Kingsland Road – came to the end of their X Factor journey.
They were in the bottom two with Tamera, a not-so-shocking shock singoff appearance after her underwhelming performance last night and the widespread doubts about how well she was connecting with the voting public.
I’d got a few hundred on Kingsland Road going home at odds of around 3/1 after yesterday’s show, so I wasn’t in the mood to be greedy by going in again on them at the forbiddingly short odds of 1.03 during the singoff.
For the first time this year, the act due to depart was given blue lighting during the singoff. But this was the exception that proved the rule that lighting does appear to be given some thought during singoffs, as Tamera’s initial red-and-black ended up a glorious uplifting golden.
Tamera’s bottom two throws the win market even more wide open than her poor performance, and Sam Bailey’s good one, had already done. It’s the return of the Big Band theme next week, and we’ve been promised an orchestra on stage. Clearly producers are looking around for ways to halt sliding ratings.
We’ll aim to be back during the week with our regular staging review and some thoughts on the state of the win market. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on tonight’s result, and what the coming weeks hold in this open race? As ever, do keep the conversation going below.