There has been a lot of criticism over this year’s X Factor with many people complaining that the show is one big fix. People have blamed the show for keeping in acts like Christopher Maloney and Rylan Clark, even though it comes down to a public phone vote.
Now, JLS singer Marvin Humes, who was a contestant on the show himself, has defended the two singers, claiming that the abuse they are receiving is undeserved. Marvin says that he cannot understand how people are calling the show a fix and insists that if it was a fix, the favourite would win it.
Humes said, “One thing I don't like is the witch hunt with Chris and Rylan. I think it's unfair. Those guys, all they did was enter a competition to try and change their lives and get exposure. It's not their fault they're still here. People are voting for them. Everyone says this thing about a 'fix'.”
He added, “When people say it's a fix I don't understand what they mean. It's ridiculous. I think if something was a fix the favourite would win. It doesn't make sense to me. But I do think it's unfair that they're getting death threats and bad press and things like that. I think it's really bad. They're just two guys that wanted to enter a competition like we did. Like Leona Lewis did. Like One Direction did.”
The X Factor continues this weekend, with the live show airing on ITV1 on Saturday night and the results show then coming on Sunday on the same channel.