Louis Walsh "Furious" About X Factor Fix Rumours
The music mogul has quashed the reports, claiming they are "untrue"...
Louis Walsh, has hit back at claims that this Cher Lloyd over his act, Mary Byrne, were "untrue."
Speaking of the rigged reports, Walsh stated: "I''m furious about the rumours because it's all untrue, it is all untrue. I can understand why people are angry but I'm Mary's mentor. I wanted her to make the final but I knew I was in trouble, I so knew I was in trouble on Saturday night."
When asked whether he thought Byrne would have survived on the public votes alone, Louis said: "I don't know. We never get the vote until after the series. We get them after the final. I don't know. I honestly don't know."
"I was hoping that Dannii Minogue might have given her the chance to do that, but Dannii just thought she was doing the right thing by picking Cher."
He continued: "I wanted Mary in the final, but I knew I was in trouble... I was canvassing for votes all week and I was doing lots of press stuff."
As for the decision for the judges to decide the finalists, instead of the public, Walsh explained: "Simon Cowell knows how to make a TV show and every week he wants to change something. It's never predictable, it's never like it was the year before."
"Some weeks there might be two eliminations. Even with putting in the wildcards. That was the problem because we had 16 people this year instead of 12. We have four people in the final this week. It was never going to be like any other year."
He added: "There's nothing fixed. Simon might be a lot of things but he doesn't fix the show. He might be arrogant and pompous and vain and all that, but he doesn't fix the show."
SiCo has also dismissed claims the show was rigged, claiming that the allegations were "nonsense."
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