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Tuesday, 11 November 2008


As you may or may not be aware a huge injustice was carried out on Saturday night in front of an audience of millions.

Who remembers eight years ago when George W. Bush was elected President despite not winning enough votes and some dodgy recounts went in his favour? Yeah, well it's bigger then that. MP's have been discussing it, the 'mouth piece for today's youth' aka Lily Allen has blogged about it (she was "a little shocked", "quite upset" and referred to Daniel as "the pool man") and The Daily Mirror have set up an online petition that so far 12,000 people have signed. So what actually happened I hear the uninitiated cry? Well, basically, The X Factor uses a pretty radical system of democratic voting wherein people can ring certain numbers to vote for certain people and those with the fewest votes are then asked to sing again before one final vote. That's right, there's two levels of voting. Obviously, certain elements of propaganda are used (things like dead relatives, 'illness' and reverse psychology) and somehow this turns formerly sensible people into blithering idiots.

The 'victim' of all this was Laura White, one of the favourites to win this years show. She found herself in the bottom two on Saturday against the Spanish senorita (I'm contractually obliged to refer to her as such) Ruth, who was saved whilst Laura was booted out. IT'S A TRAVESTY cried the same people who protested when Deirdre Rasheed was 'jailed' in Corrie. People are very upset, some have called for Louis Walsh to be garroted on next weeks show whilst Dannii and Cheryl cheer passively.

Here at Musick, we like to get to the heart of the matter. We had an exclusive chat with Laura earlier today over a blueberry muffin. This is what she had to say:

"I'm just so lucky that I even had the chance to appear on such an amazing show. I'm blessed to have been a part of it really. I have nothing bad to say about it, because before this I was just a nobody from Bolton and now I'll always be remembered as the girl who didn't make it but caused a minor kerfuffle that the public will somehow blame on me once the novelty wears off. Also, Louis Walsh is gay" *

I know, pretty aggressive stuff. Let's hope we can all move on and enjoy next week's show, which sees the contestants singing the songs of Slipknot. Backed by an orchestra.

Here's what all the fuss was about (this is one of Laura's own songs, recorded before the show):

* Laura's comments were voiced by an actress and in no way can we confirm or deny Louis' sexuality. Leave him alone, you homophobes.

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