Ohh things are heating up in the Gary Barlow vs Louis Walsh feud.
Yesterday X Factor judge Louis Walsh claimed that he doesn’t mind fighting with his fellow panellist because he doesn’t consider him a ‘proper friend’ and today he’s been questioning his music credentials.
Barlow is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters. Over a career that has stretched for two decades, he has had three number 1 singles and two number 1 albums as a solo artist and has had sixteen top 5 hits, eleven Number 1 singles and seven Number 1 albums with Take That. He is also a six-time recipient of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 45 million records worldwide with Take That.
Still, Louis branded him ‘deaf’ while they were critiquing singers on Saturday night’s live show.
In an interview with The Herald, Walsh claims that Gaz has changed this year and is a different man ever since he worked with the Royal Family on the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The dad of three organised the star studded concert that was held outside Buckingham Palace and along with Andrew Lloyd Webber penned a song in commemoration for the occasion, that later went on to top the charts.
Louis thinks all this has inflated Barlow’s ego and told the newspaper:
“I was always a big fan of Gary’s but ever since he met the Royal family, he has become a bit pompous. And he thinks he is a Sir already.”
The former Westlife boss added:
“Gary you are not knighted yet. And even then that doesn’t make you the Pope–always right.”
Lou Lou and Gaz clashed on the first live results show of the series, when the Irish star voted off country singer and overs contestant Carolynne Poole.
Gary walked off the set in a rage and ranted at staff backstage, saying that Louis’ decision had been a ‘total joke.’
The pair were at loggerheads once more last weekend, when Gary called Walsh’s critique of Kye Sones ‘non comments’ and Louis told him he was ‘deaf.’
“Obviously I am having my differences with Gary. The problem with Gary is that he thinks that he knows it all and he clearly doesn’t. He knows the Royal family and he was voted ‘Dad of the Year’ and he believes it all now. I have my feet very firmly on the ground and for me, it is all about my acts.”
He also claimed that Gary is more concerned with his own image and the public’s perception of him than he is about any one of his singers and added:
“I am working so hard with them and I am determined to get to the final this year. All Gary is concerned about is being head judge.”
Gary lost Melanie Masson last weekend and has only two acts left in the competition. Walsh thinks this pattern of overs elimination will continue and gloated:
“Wait and see who has the most acts left in four weeks between the pair of us. I bet it won’t be Gary.”
So X Factor fans are you Team Gary or Team Louis? Who will you be supporting when the live shows continue on Saturday night? Leave your comments below…
This weekend the acts will get to sing their favourite dance anthems on the live show. Check out all the details and previous song choices for this week’s club classics theme here.