‘The X Factor’ UK review: A Union J, District3, and Rylan Clark tragedy

The X Factor JudgesRemember when we all laughed when the judges claimed on “The X Factor” UK Saturday that the boy bands could end up canceling each other out? Well … let’s just hope that the remaining act manages to get some of the other group’s fanbase moving forward.

Following a night that was really a comeback for both members of Team Louis Walsh, we once again had a ridiculous elimination on the show. For some reason, both Rylan Clark and Christopher Maloney were somehow saved for another week despite being the two weak links in the competition for a variety of different reasons, and we saw District3 leave instead after a heated battle against Union J in the sing-off. Had this been two weeks ago, we would have been more than fine with this sort of thing going down. However, times are a a-changing on this show, and these two groups really did step it up this week en route to their best performance in some time.

So where did we go from here? Basically, it was a pretty unanimous choice after Louis Walsh decided to abstain from voting: the other judges sent Union J through to the next round, and District3 was sent home. Really, what probably hurt these guys the most was just that they had a few off weeks, and their performance compared to Union J’s was actually pretty indistinguishable. With that being said, these boys are probably still going to have a career moving forward in the music business, and we are reasonably encouraged by the fact that they auditioned together as a group, and are not just one of those groups clumped together simply for the performance of making a live show.

Do you think the British public made the wrong choice by a mile this week? If you want to see just how much we got it wrong when it comes to our latest contestant rankings for the show this week, all you have to do is visit the link here.

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