X Factor semi-finalists ‘complain of fix as judges favour Fleur East’

The panelists are apparently determined to see Fleur as the winner


by Owen Tonks |
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December can be lovely, can’t it? That festive feeling suddenly creeps up on us, the autumn rain dries up and the sun shines on those cold, crisp days.

If you listen really carefully, you might even hear the faint sound of Santa’s sleigh bells as he prepares to embark on his mammoth present delivery mission.

Well, that’s if you can hear it over the yells of: “FIXXXX!”

Tonight the X Factor semi-final takes place and contestants Andrea Faustini, Lauren Platt, Ben Haenow and Fleur East are set to take to the stage.

But it seems some of the contenders may not be too happy with how things are going behind the scenes – Andrea, Lauren and Ben are reportedly sick of Simon Cowell's act Fleur getting favourable treatment from the judges as they push for her to win the show.

The singer has had brilliant reviews from the famous panelists for the vast majority of her live performances and some people apparently suspect there may be a reason behind it.

A source told the Daily Star: “It’s beginning to look obvious the judges want her to win. It may as well be called The F Factor – it’s very unfair.”

Oh dear, at least we can comfort ourselves with the fact we can stuff unlimited mince pies in our faces no matter who wins...

GALLERY: X Factor 2014's finalists from judges' houses stage


X Factor 2014 24 finalists

The Boys - Andrea Faustini1 of 24

The Boys - Andrea Faustini

Age: 20From: Rome, Italy

Danny Dearden2 of 24

Danny Dearden

Age 23From: Rochdale

Paul Akister3 of 24

Paul Akister

Age: 25From: Lancashire

Jordan Morris4 of 24

Jordan Morris

Age: 20From: London

Jake Quickenden5 of 24

Jake Quickenden

Age: 26From: Scunthorpe

Jack Walton6 of 24

Jack Walton

Age 18From: Townville

The Girls - Lola Saunders7 of 24

The Girls - Lola Saunders

Age: 20From: Southshields

Stephanie Nala8 of 24

Stephanie Nala

Age: 20From: Hertfordshire

Emily Middlemas9 of 24

Emily Middlemas

Age: 15From: Glasgow

Chloe Jasmine10 of 24

Chloe Jasmine

Age: 24From: West London

Lauren Platt11 of 24

Lauren Platt

Age: 16From: Essex

Kerrianne Covell12 of 24

Kerrianne Covell

Age: 23From: Teeside

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe13 of 24

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe

Age: 33From: Cardiff

Fleur East14 of 24

Fleur East

Age: 26From: East London

Lizzy Pattinson15 of 24

Lizzy Pattinson

Age: 31From: Barnes

Jay James16 of 24

Jay James

Age: 31From: Sandersfoot, Wales

Stevi Ritchie17 of 24

Stevi Ritchie

Age: 34From: Essex

Ben Haenow18 of 24

Ben Haenow

Age: 29From: Croydon

The Groups - Only The Young19 of 24

The Groups - Only The Young

Concept20 of 24


New Girl Band21 of 24

New Girl Band

The Brooks22 of 24

The Brooks

New Boy Band23 of 24

New Boy Band

Blonde Electric24 of 24

Blonde Electric

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