X Factor official final 12 finalists cause uproar on Twitter

The X-Factor finalists raise comments, concern and controversy on twitterDid you just watch the X-Factor? Or, have you heard about the judges choices for the 2010 X-Factor final 12 contestants?

Twitter is all a-flutter after Dannii Minogue started the show by removing popular choice Paije Richardson. “guideguardian” had his/her tweet retweeted hundreds of times: “let’s find Paije’s cinema and cheer him up. Dannii FAIL”.

Simon went on to select the two last minute bands that he put together from those people that failed at the original auditions. I can only think that some of the hundreds of groups that legitimately auditioned as groups are going to feel pretty robbed that their places have been taken by Simon Cowell’s manufactured last minute groups. Twitter let us know that many people felt this was an injustice from Simon.

And finally, Cheryl Cole, recently recovered from her malaria, made two shocking decisions. Gamu Nhengu is out and Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel are in. This means that Cheryl has selected the contestants that couldn’t even manage to finish a 30 second audition in front of only two people.

In a censored version of a tweet by “jadelalalondon”, she said, “WTF Cheryl? Put through the two girls that f**k it up and let go of Gamu?!?”.

Twitter continues to give the fastest reaction to TV’s top shows.

The X-Factor 2010 finalists are:

Simon Cowell: Groups

  • F.Y.D.
  • 1 Direction
  • Belle Amie

Louis Walsh: Overs

  • John Adeleye
  • Mary Byrne
  • Storm Lee

Dannii Minogue: Boys

  • Aiden Grimshaw
  • Matt Cardle
  • Nicolo Festa

Cheryl Cole: Girls

  • Cher Lloyd
  • Katie Waissel
  • Rebecca Ferguson

Our tip for the winner: Matt Cardle.

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Grudge match: Dr Who’s Sonic Screwdriver versus a real screwdriver

Do not deny the Sonic Screwdriver its destiny.

Hands up if the thought of handling a replica of the Doctor’s favourite flashy, beepy, ambiguously purposed stage prop doesn’t bring you out in cold sweats? Don’t worry, I’ve got just the thing for you people.

It’s the Silverline 918532 screwdriver, on offer at Base.com for a mere £3.88. Among countless other applications, you might use it to unscrew your forehead and reattach your ‘sense of wonder’ gland to the rest of your brain. Obviously the pressures of the working world/marital life have jogged it loose. Go on.

Once this is done, you’ll be able to appreciate the marvel that is Dr Who’s Sonic Screwdriver. It isn’t really a screwdriver, just a sculpted plastic stick, and if the plumber says he’ll fix the sink with one, absolutely nobody would blame you for putting rat poison in his tea. But it does flash and make Dr-Who-noises, which may be enough to deter the more pop-culture-minded breed of mugger or a small herd of sheep.

The blurb, if you please:

The Eleventh Doctor’s multipurpose tool is a Gallifreyan device, with numerous settings, easily controlled at the press of his thumb. The Doctor has had many sonic screwdrivers of different designs throughout his life, and this latest one was created from within the Tardis console itself after the previous one was destroyed. This new sonic is larger, with a luminous green light but continues to be an essential part of the Doctor’s equipment as he explores the universe.

Lady readers: do not leave this on your bed. Misunderstandings may ensue.

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