‘The X Factor’ UK: Frankie Cocozza suggests fix is in after Carolynne Poole exit

Mere hours after the most shocking elimination on “The X Factor” so far this season, and we already have the first conspiracy theories starting up. What is a bit more of a surprise, however, is that they are coming in part courtesy of a former contestant.

Following the stunning elimination of Carolynne Poole over Rylan Clark, which comes partially as a result of Louis Walsh making an absolutely horrendous decision to send the vote to deadlock that was remarkably like what happened to Rachel Crow on the American show last year, last year’s “bad boy” Frankie Cocozza took to Twitter and even used himself as evidence that producers tend to keep controversial acts like Rylan around longer than they deserve:

“I’m pretty sure the X Factor just showed the whole country how set up it is. Not that we didn’t know that anyway. The producers f–ked it … Oh and I forgot my s–t performances proved the same thing last year. Good night.”

Is it possible that the show’s producers were in part responsible for sending the vote to deadlock? It’s not that hard to believe, but what we find a little more baffling than that is the notion that these people would have somehow set up the scenario that Rylan and Carolynne were in the bottom two. The belief from our point of view is simple: country music is not that popular in the United Kingdom, and hearing a country version of a rap song that includes the words “hoop de hoop” was a little bit uncomfortable. Had Poole went with a song like “Up” from Shania Twain or “Good Girl” from Carrie Underwood, she could have stayed upbeat while preserving a bit more of the country spirit.

Nonetheless, Rylan is around for another week … and we’re now curious to see just how long the conspiracy talk will last. One thing that we can guarantee? That Rylan will probably be at the bottom of our rankings yet again when we post them Friday.

Photo: ITV

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