X Factor 2012: 2,500 viewers complain to OFCOM about Carolynne Poole elimination – Gary Barlow’s standing by her!
More than 2,500 X Factor viewers have submitted complaints to OFCOM this week it has been confirmed.
Carolynne Poole was eliminated from the ITV show on Sunday night, after finding herself in the bottom two with Rylan Clark.
The pair performed in a sing off, in which she delivered a strong and melodic rendition of ‘There You’ll Be’, which was moving and emotional, while Rylan struggled to stay in tune during his performance of ‘One Night Only.’
Gary Barlow later admitted that when he heard the save me songs, he was confident that his contestant would be staying, but it wasn’t to be and when the deciding vote lay with Louis Walsh – and even though he first uttered the words ‘I want to save Carolynne’ – he ended up saving Clark and taking the show to deadlock.
After some eagle eyed fans noticed Louis speaking to a member of staff – who turned out to be executive producer Richard Holloway – during Poole’s performance, fix allegations quickly swept the internet like wildfire and fans reacted badly to the idea that they may have been duped and that Carolynne’s exit was set up by bosses.
The Mirror have confirmed that a massive 2,500 people have lodged complaints with OFCOM over Louis’ decision, with more than 1,000 complaining to TV channel ITV.
Many viewers have emailed Unreality TV, to complain about Carolynne’s treatment. Here are a very small selection of your comments:
‘bring carolynne back after all that unfairness..so staged, because of this me and my friends will never watch x factor again, we all loved carolyne, everyone did our familie friends, friend friends love her.. coplete bulls**t, R.I.P X Factor’
‘It is an absolute disgrace Louis Walsh is past it and needs to move on. When he struggles to make a decision like that I have lost all respect for him. The show was fixed and ITV have some explaining to do!’
‘Its a joke louis took so long deciding who to vote home because he didnt know whether to do what was right and vote rylan home or to do what the producers had just told him to do! ‘
Carolynne is trying to keep her chin up following her disappointment and tweeted her followers last night saying:
‘Thank you all for all your lovely comments, really do mean a lot to me & are keeping me focused on the bigger picture. Love ya’s xxx’
‘Only just getting the chance to read all ur lovely comments. so overwhelmed by your amazing support, thank u so much. Xxxxxx’
Gary Barlow – who walked off stage as the result was announced – still seems a little shell shocked too and wrote:
‘Been hard to get motivated today. @CarolynnePoole good luck. Anything you need I’m here’
What do you think of the whole scandal? Have you complained to OFCOM? Leave your comments below….
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