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 |

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 Faustini
1 of 24

Age: 20From: Rome, Italy

Danny Dearden
2 of 24

Age 23From: Rochdale

Paul Akister
3 of 24

Age: 25From: Lancashire

Jordan Morris
4 of 24

Age: 20From: London

Jake Quickenden
5 of 24

Age: 26From: Scunthorpe

Jack Walton
6 of 24

Age 18From: Townville

The Girls - Lola Saunders
7 of 24

Age: 20From: Southshields

Stephanie Nala
8 of 24

Age: 20From: Hertfordshire

Emily Middlemas
9 of 24

Age: 15From: Glasgow

Chloe Jasmine
10 of 24

Age: 24From: West London

Lauren Platt
11 of 24

Age: 16From: Essex

Kerrianne Covell
12 of 24

Age: 23From: Teeside

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe
13 of 24

Age: 33From: Cardiff

Fleur East
14 of 24

Age: 26From: East London

Lizzy Pattinson
15 of 24

Age: 31From: Barnes

Jay James
16 of 24

Age: 31From: Sandersfoot, Wales

Stevi Ritchie
17 of 24

Age: 34From: Essex

Ben Haenow
18 of 24

Age: 29From: Croydon

The Groups - Only The Young
19 of 24

20 of 24

New Girl Band
21 of 24

The Brooks
22 of 24

New Boy Band
23 of 24

Blonde Electric
24 of 24

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