Last night, ‘rapper’ Honey G was at last voted off this year’s X Factor having lost out following a sing-off with 5 After Midnight.
And not before time either…
I suspect that had the judges decided – as they did last weekend – to save Honey G and therefore to send 5AM home, there would have been uproar among viewers.
Because the fact is, though Honey G has (arguably) brought the ‘fun’ this year, had she actually won X Factor, it would surely have made a laughing stock of the show.
That said, throughout, and for reasons this pilgrim cannot fathom, The X Factor collective seems to have been promoting the blue bejesus out of Honey G from the outset…
In fact, they may as well have renamed this year’s series The Honey G Show and listed the other finalists as ‘also featuring’.
However, though we have no doubt that X Factor chiefs have dodged a bullet with Honey G’s elimination from the contest – can you imagine the embarrassment if she’d won and had to ‘sing’ a winner’s single – if a report in The Sun today is correct, then in practical terms, Honey G is being treated as a winner regardless.
The newspaper’s website states that after being voted off last night, and while appearing on spin-off show Xtra Factor, Honey G said, “I know that the X Factor team have written a really amazing single, so I hope I’ll be performing that [on The X Factor tour].”
The X Factor ‘team’ that Honey G referred to may well include world-renowned songwriter Julian Bunetta, who has worked with a number of X Factor stars over the years, including One Direction…
So if it’s correct that the ‘team’ have indeed written a song especially for Honey G, might we assume they’ve done the same for the other finalists?
Well, if I were to put money on it, I’d bet they haven’t. But of course, that’s only my guess…
However, what I would back with actual cash money is that Simon Cowell will sign Honey G to his label Syco. But also on Xtra Factor last night, he refused to commit to doing so.
After Honey G insisted that a recording contract backed by Cowell is her heart’s desire, the music mogul said, “We don’t make any decisions until after the show.
“Right now, we’ve got to sort out the winner.”
Indeed we do, but it surely kinda negates winning if an act who doesn’t even get to the final gets all the benefits associated with doing so?
What do you think?