History YMMV / TheXFactor

9th Nov '17 1:33:12 PM Nick7689
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** Joe [=McElderry=] may have won in 2009, but the only thing he's really been known for ever since was the fact that he lost the Christmas Number 1 spot to Music/RageAgainstTheMachine.
1st Oct '17 1:26:54 AM AlternativeCola
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** Out of the winners, Steve Brookstein definitely counts as this as Sharon criticised during the first season and not only that, his [[TookALevelInJerkass attitude]] after the show such as making digs towards Cowell in addition to making fun of his late mother shortly after her passing in 2015 certainly hasn't repaired his reputation.
7th May '17 3:36:12 PM PerfumePreppy
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* TheWoobie: Wagner has been getting this, despite being tone deaf and missing notes he has proven to be quite popular, even he is aware of his problems as he apologises to the judges for it. However several scathing comments from fellow contestants and judges have made him more sympathetic to the audience.

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* TheWoobie: At a certain point during the 2010 series, Wagner has been getting this, got this treatment; despite being tone deaf and missing notes he has proven to be quite popular, even he is aware of his problems as he apologises apologizes to the judges for it. However several scathing comments from fellow contestants and judges have made him more sympathetic to the audience.



* TooSexyForThisTimeslot (Khandi Rain from 2009, who were former strippers who wore {{Stripperiffic}} outfits. Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue criticised them for doing that. While it's certainly true it wasn't helping them move on, getting criticised for {{Fanservice}} by someone who posed nude for ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' is a bit rich)

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* TooSexyForThisTimeslot (Khandi TooSexyForThisTimeslot: Khandi Rain from 2009, who were former strippers who wore {{Stripperiffic}} outfits. outfits, which Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue criticised them for doing that. for. While it's certainly true it wasn't helping them move on, getting criticised for {{Fanservice}} by someone who posed nude for ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' is a bit rich)rich.


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** It happened yet again in 2016, this time for LittleMix's outfits (which weren't even all that racy) during their performance of "Shout Out to My Ex".
7th May '17 3:30:44 PM PerfumePreppy
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* MorePopularSpinoff: One Direction.
* {{Narm}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4CTReuSw08 Rylan Clark hysterical crying.]] There's even some {{corpsing}} from Dermot.

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* MorePopularSpinoff: One Direction.
OneDirection.
* {{Narm}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4CTReuSw08 Rylan Clark Clark's hysterical crying.]] crying]] upon being told by Nicole that she was taking him through to the live shows in the 2012 series. There's even some {{corpsing}} from Dermot.
7th May '17 3:28:45 PM PerfumePreppy
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** Another notable example from the 2016 series is Caitlyn Vanbeck, a KellyClarkson soundalike who was one of the favorites to make the live shows, but flubbed the lyrics during her Judges' Houses performance and ended up missing out.
7th May '17 3:24:25 PM PerfumePreppy
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNhZlP49d5g In the series 7 Judge's Houses, Simon and Sinitta are talking about the groups they want to send to the finals.]] The eight candidates were Belle Amie, Diva Fever, F.Y.D., Husstle, One Direction, Princes & Rogues, The Reason, and Twem. When Sinitta mentions the superstar potential of one of the groups, Simon says "Not in a million, billion years!" and comments that "no one is going to put them on their bedroom wall." Fast forward two years, and millions of teenage girls in America, let alone the U.K., do have [[Music/OneDirection one of these groups]] on their walls.

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNhZlP49d5g In the series 7 Judge's Houses, Simon and Sinitta are talking about the groups they want to send to the finals.]] The eight candidates were Belle Amie, Diva Fever, F.Y.D., Husstle, One Direction, Princes & Rogues, The Reason, finals,]] and Twem. When when Sinitta mentions the superstar potential of one of the groups, Simon says "Not in a million, billion years!" and comments that "no one is going to put them on their bedroom wall." Fast forward two years, and millions of teenage girls in America, let alone the U.K., do have [[Music/OneDirection one of these groups]] the groups in question]] on their walls.
7th May '17 3:22:39 PM PerfumePreppy
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** Janet Devlin was considered to be the runaway favourite during the early stages of the 2011 series. However, her performances started to get worse as the series went on, eventually resulting in her falling apart spectacularly in the third-last week, and being voted off the show.

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** Janet Devlin was considered to be the runaway favourite during the early stages of the 2011 series. However, her performances started to get worse as the series went on, eventually resulting in her falling apart spectacularly in the third-last week, and being voted off the show. Emily Middlemas from the 2016 series had a similar trajectory, but at least managed to make the semifinals.
31st Jan '17 9:01:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* TooSexyForThisTimeslot (Khandi Rain from 2009, who were former strippers who wore {{Stripperiffic}} outfits. Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue criticised them for doing that. While it's certainly true it wasn't helping them move on, getting criticised for {{Fanservice}} by someone who posed nude for ''{{Playboy}}'' is a bit rich)

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* TooSexyForThisTimeslot (Khandi Rain from 2009, who were former strippers who wore {{Stripperiffic}} outfits. Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue criticised them for doing that. While it's certainly true it wasn't helping them move on, getting criticised for {{Fanservice}} by someone who posed nude for ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' is a bit rich)
27th Jan '17 10:23:22 AM MelancholyUtopia
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* AccidentalAesop: Happens time and again.
24th Dec '16 2:52:18 AM AlternativeCola
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* FandomRivarly: With ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.

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* FandomRivarly: FandomRivalry: With ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing''.''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' fans. In fact, both shows have a ratings battle.
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