Futureproof: It's Cowell's Fault

by | 05 November 2007

X Factor-rejects Futureproof have blamed Simon Cowell for their exit from the show on Saturday night.

The boyband had received a glowing reception from the judging panel after their version of Andy Williams' Can't Take My Eyes off You.

But the five-piece - part of the groups category mentored by Cowell - failed to win over the public and were forced into a sing-off with girlband Hope.

And after being voted off the ITV1 talent show the band have blamed Cowell for changing their dance routines just ten minutes before the live show began on Saturday night.

According to the Mirror, Richard Wilkinson, 23, said: "We had a hard week and I think we did pretty well because of last minute changes."

Aaron Delahunty, 19, added: "Matt's solo bit got cut and the dancing came to barely nothing."

Both Futureproof and Hope were formed from rejected solo singers during the boot camp stage of the talent contest, taking the manufactured band concept to another convoluted level.

But their lack of votes guaranteed the exit of one of the bands on Saturday and in the end it was the boys who were sent packing by the judges.

Cowell admitted he had probably made a mistake in their song, but ended their hopes anyway by telling them they did not have the best "long-term prospects".

There are now eight acts in the competition, after contestant Emily Nakanda quit the show amid tabloid allegations of her assaulting another teenager.

05/11/2007 11:08:37


Tags: Simon Cowell - Andy Williams


More Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell Reveals He Wants More Children With Girlfriend Lauren Silverman

Even though Simon Cowell only became a father six months ago, the music mogul has enjoyed parenthood so much he recently admitted to wanting to...

X Factor Judges Star In £1million 'Game Of Thrones Promo'

The latest series of the X Factor looks set to be the most epic one yet - if the first promo is anything to go...

Cheryl Cole Doesn't Hold A Grudge Against Simon Cowell Or Ashley Cole

In a recent interview with Elle, Cheryl Cole discussed her relationship with Simon Cowell, her sacking from The X Factor US in 2011 and her...

Cheryl Cole Refuses To Sit Next To Louis Walsh On 'The X Factor' Judging Panel

Cheryl Cole is allegedly refusing to sit next to Irish entertainment manager Louis Walsh on The X Factor judging panel this year. Tensions have been...


Simon Cowell Would Be Happy For Baby Eric To Become A Pop Star

Simon Cowell has revealed that he would be happy for his four-month-old son to one day enter the entertainment industry. The Britain’s Got Talent judge...

Ella Henderson, Remember Her? Well, She's No.1 on the Singles Chart

Ella Henderson, the British singer who somehow didn't win the 2012 series of X-Factor, is on course to debut at No.1 on the Official Singles...

Mel B To Join 'X Factor' Judges In £1 Million Deal - Confirmed

Mel B has been announced as the new judge who will be joining The X Factor panel for the upcoming 11th series of the talent...

Collabro Have Won 'Britain's Got Talent' 2014

The eighth season of Britain's Got Talent has wrapped up and the winner announced on Saturday (7th June). Boy band Collabro was crowned the winner....



Simon Cowell Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Simon Cowell

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All