Simon Cowell Has Meltdown After His ‘X Factor UK 2015’ Category Is Revealed (VIDEO)
For the second season in a row, Simon Cowell is mentoring the Over 25s. And he’s not the least bit happy about it.
On Sunday night’s episode of The X Factor UK 2015, the Six-Chair Challenge kicked off with the reveal of the fan voting results. This season, viewers could vote on Twitter to determine which judge should mentor each category. Ultimately, when the results were read, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini received the Groups, Nick Grimshaw landed the Boys, Rita Ora got the Girls, and Simon ended up with the Over 25s, considered by many to be one of the more difficult categories each season. After learning the results at Wembley Arena, Simon proceeded to have a meltdown, cursing out loud (in a moment censored in the ITV broadcast), and then demanding to see the results card. He then stormed off the stage. “I’m really pissed off right now!” he declared after taking his seat. And, well, I have no idea why, considering he WON with this category last year. Sure, there aren’t any Ben Haenows or Fleur Easts in this category like last season, but there are certainly acts he can mold into something special.
I think a big part of it is that this is literally the only category this year that Simon didn’t seem to want. I genuinely believe he would have been over-the-moon to have gotten any of the other three categories, because he sees potential stars in each one…except the Over 25s. And I honestly feel bad for the finalists now, because they’re ending up with a mentor who’s not dedicated to them, in much the same way Stereo Kicks ended up with Louis Walsh last year, even though he was vocally against putting eight guys in the band in the first place. Ultimately, I think the biggest reason Simon is mad is because he knows that while he could possibly do well with someone in this category, he doesn’t have the winner. Although, to be fair, I don’t think Cheryl has the winner either. For me, this will be between Rita’s Girls and Nick’s Boys — provided Nick picks the right boys. I suppose we’ll see soon enough. But for a reminder of the fifteen finalists Simon now has in his category, check out our list of all sixty acts that advanced to the Six-Chair Challenge (by category)!
And if you missed tonight’s Six-Chair Challenge for the Girls category, check out our results post with videos of the final six girls!