Smart ladies love dumb TV, X Factor UK live show 2

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This week, UK X Factor voters, probably out of confidence in Kingsland Road’s place in the competition, sent the band to the bottom of the flash vote on Saturday night. They were lucky that Shelley was on the bottom again–though Mrs. O did not agree with the votes. She even sat away from Louis after he cast his vote to keep Kingsland Road. The politics of this show never fail to be controversial (and entertaining).

Sam Bailey sang noted SLLS LEAST FAVE X Factor song “To Make You Feel My Love.” I will never speak of it again.

I think Kingsland Road lost the flash vote because their performance of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” was pretty dumb:

Ugh SO GROSS.

Ugh SO GROSS. Did Gary approve this??

I love Nicholas

He wore this tie for love and heartache week.

He wore this tie for love and heartache week.

Louis asked him if he'd ever been in love and he was really disturbed by the question.

Louis asked him if he’d ever been in love and he was really disturbed by the question.

He said he would sing this song for his family and mom.

He said he would sing this song for his family and mom.

Knowing Nicholas had a crush on Nicole, Louis sent her in during rehearsals. She looks Nicholas' age here. I am depressed.

Knowing Nicholas had a crush on Nicole, Louis sent her in during rehearsals. She looks Nicholas’ age here. I am depressed.

He hugs her and gives the thumbs up.

He hugs her and gives the thumbs up.

Now he's happy because he can sing the song for Nicole!

Now he’s happy because he can sing the song for Nicole!

He does a great job of not getting distracted by the hordes of women on stage in black dresses.

He does a great job of not getting distracted by the hordes of women on stage in black dresses.

Nicole loves it!

Nicole loves it!

Apparently this girl is supposed to be "the one" according to this convoluted staging.

Apparently this girl is supposed to be “the one” according to this convoluted staging.

Nicole is honored to have been Nicholas' inspiration.

Nicole is honored to have been Nicholas’ inspiration.

Nicole is officially the best mentor

Remember last year when she went tanning with Rylan?

She took Abi bowling!

She took Abi bowling!

And went shopping with Hannah!

And went shopping with Hannah!

She and Tamera just talked about singing in the church but I’m sure they’ll go somewhere soon.

Oh Dermot

Clowning with Gary on the "flash! ah ah ahhhhhh!" part.

Clowning with Gary on the “flash! ah ah ahhhhhh!” part.

He WAS really disappointed that only 4% of viewers thought Louis gave the best criticism.

He WAS really disappointed that only 4% of viewers thought Louis gave the best criticism.

He said, is it THAT Tracey Thorn? OF COURSE IT IS. She watches X Factor every week.

He said, is it THAT Tracey Thorn? OF COURSE IT IS. She watches X Factor every week.

Luke has a helicopter mom

Seriously she calls him all the time.

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She calls him while he’s on a beanbag chair.

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She leaves him a bajillion messages.

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She calls him while he’s running errands (I actually don’t remember what he was doing here).

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She calls him before he’s going to rehearse.

Even Caroline Flack made fun of him about it backstage.

Even Caroline Flack made fun of him about it backstage.

I think Luke is going to stop answering the phone soon. Let him go, mom.

Cutest inspiration

Kaz' kid. AWWWW!!!!

Kaz’ kid. AWWWW!!!!

Worst hat

Tamera’s craft project gone wrong.

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Get well soon!

Miss Dynamix got a bye week due to a sickness. This was met with boos in the audience! Assholes.

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Other random crap

Some contestants’ pre-performance story was going to a football game:

Sam was SO EXCITED.

Sam was SO EXCITED.

So were Kingsland Road.

So were Kingsland Road.

I took this with my iPhone. Most meta screencap ever?

I took this with my iPhone. Most meta screencap ever?

I don't know what Abi was thinking with this performance of "Can't Get You Out of My Head." Her voice did weird things on it, too.

I don’t know what Abi was thinking with this performance of “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.” Her voice did weird things on it, too.

Look, it's last season's winner James Arthur! He is going to perform on the show in a few weeks.

Look, it’s last season’s winner James Arthur! He is going to perform on the show in a few weeks.

Shelley began her performance of "Single Ladies" by slowing it down and singing on this metal circle. Perhaps that is why she was sent home.

Shelley began her performance of “Single Ladies” by slowing it down and singing on this metal circle. Perhaps that is why she was sent home.

I don't watch the Sunday shows unless someone I love is on it and that someone is not Katy Perry,

I don’t watch the Sunday shows unless someone I love is on it and that someone is not Katy Perry.

Sam Callahan is not the best singer and he kept his shirt on. NEXT.

Sam Callahan is not the best singer and he kept his shirt on. NEXT.

Best performance

I did not know the Tamera’s song, “Beneath Your Beautiful” (though wiki tells me Union J did it last year), by Labrinth and Emeli Sandé. The song choice was perfect for her, and she looked ready-famous in a red sequined jumpsuit.

Gifs from perryholic, the xtreme factor.

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