Nicole Scherzinger defends X Factor against “fix” claims
Nicole Scherzinger has defended The X Factor against claims the show is “fixed”.
Last weekend, the show’s “random” jukebox – which supposedly adds a new element of surprise to the show by revealing which theme the contestants will take on the following week – chose ‘Fright Night’ as the Halloween week theme. It was one too many coincidences for some X Factor fans, who took to social media to declare the whole thing must be rigged.
However, Nicole has hit back at those doubting the show’s integrity, telling The Sun: “I genuinely think that it’s not fixed because I know every week I can’t pick my songs until we know what [theme] we’re doing – and the producers aren’t picking anything as well.
Yeah, and The Walking Dead cast genuinely didn’t know who was going to die in season seven…
Nicole added: “I think it’s perfect. I think it’s meant to be. It’s fricking Fright Night.
“No one wants Fright Night around Christmas time or Thanksgiving.”
She also said that Simon Cowell had predicted the backlash after the jukebox’s selection, adding: “When it did land on Fright Night, Simon said ‘Oh we are going to get reamed because everyone’s going to think it’s fixed now.'”
Did he predict the backlash, or predict the result, we wonder?
The X Factor has faced a number of fix claims this year, after former contestant Marcus Collins told social media that he had known the show’s results before they were announced to the public.
Earlier this month, fans suggested The X Factor was fixed after controversial contestant Honey G scheduled a public appearance for the same night as the show’s final.