The X Factor is in its 14th season but fans of the show are starting to find the whole set up a bit stale...
Last night the second weekend of live shows began with the theme Viva Latina. Latin music is massive right now and with songs like Despacito, Mi Gente and Súbeme La Radio, Cowell and Co thought they'd hit the jackpot. Simon Cowell returned after being off sick for a week, much to the delight of Sharon, but even his presence was not enough to keep viewers happy.
Twitter felt Leon Mallet, in particular, didn't deliver with his Latina version of Pharrell's 'Get Lucky' with Leon even revealing he wasn't comfortable with the song choice as he felt it wasn't very Latin:
— ★ keith?? (@soykeith) November 4, 2017
It quickly became clear that the X Factor was turning non-Latin songs into Latin songs which didn't really work.
— Jo (@OnTheJoSlow) November 4, 2017
I love the way #XFactor are so strict with the themes! There's no denying that Daft Punk and Sia are classic Latino... ?
— Paul Farrell (@DangerouslyMJJ) November 4, 2017
That was about as Latin as a sausage roll from Greggs #XFactor
— The Danone Trumpet (@OoooDanone) November 4, 2017
So basically #xfactor think singin ANY song over the Nando’s background music makes it ‘latino’.
— joyce byers (@williamshols) November 4, 2017
Dermot caused a bit of controversy with his Irish joke when he chatted to Irish twins Sean and Conor. Twitter wasn't a massive fan of their Sia latin rap mash-up either:
Did Dermot really just say "you can't let the Irish in, you'll never get them out"??? #xfactor
— Sonya Onwu (@sfernandez1980) November 4, 2017
2 Irish lads singing Sia on Latino week just doesn’t work #xfactor
— Laura (@Laurarooke84) November 4, 2017
Irish rapping. The thing that will never be a thing. #Xfactor
— Niecy O'Keeffe (@NiecyOKeeffe) October 29, 2017
Nicole's song and dance between each act quickly got on everyone's nerves:
Nicole Scherzinger, born in Maui, raised in Louisville. Developed her Latin accent in London when she realised it was Latin week #XFactor
— Adam Hewitt (@adad2326) November 4, 2017
— kuuushi (@kuuuushi) November 4, 2017
Louis Walsh told The Cutkelvins, Simon Cowell's group, that their Latin song wasn't that well known in the UK. Well, it is, and it was by former X Factor winners Little Mix.
— Shannon??? (@shazbow16) November 4, 2017
The strangest part of the night came when the X Factor revealed viewers could win a jeep and not just any jeep, Louis Walsh's car.
— Tweetster (@acetweester) November 4, 2017
The show proves once again that the public always gets it right as Leon is sent home over that poor choice of song:
watching X factor on record and this poor Leon lad stuck with Louis’ idea of Latin and current. get lucky ffs
— ?C (@solongcharlotte) November 4, 2017
Everyone could agree on two things though: Previous Britains Got Talent contestant Tokio Myers performance was incredible and Rak-Su should win:
Tokio Myers was incredible! ? #XFactor
— James Kent (@MUSC86) November 4, 2017
— MissM (@Milly1978) November 4, 2017
Tonight will see Sharon's Girls and Nicole's Overs battle it out with their Viva Latina song choices.
Oh, X Factor.