Louis Walsh has a bit of a reputation for being erratic on X Factor, and tonight was no exception.
The groups headed off to Judges’ Houses with him in Ibiza, and guest judges Fleur East and Alesha Dixon also came along to help out.
But despite Fleur and Alesha pointing out exactly what the audience was thinking when it came to each act, Louis – as usual – decided to go his own way with some very…leftfield decisions.
Viewers couldn’t hide their shock as he let girl groups Skarl3t and 4 of Diamonds go, as well as wildcard Yes Lad and duo Tom and Laura.
Nah what is wrong with Louis!!!!!! ð³ð¶ #XFactor
— OCTOBER 8TH ðð (@Yvey__) October 1, 2016
Louis is a clown mun! #XFactor
— Sadie Bebb (@SadieBebb) October 1, 2016
Louis actually needs to get fired #xfactor
— H. (@_haadiyah_) October 1, 2016
I think Louis has just made the totally WRONG choices here …. #justsaying #xfactor #JudgesHouses
— Sophie Parnham (@Sophie_Parnham) October 1, 2016
Louis's lost the plot…âð¼ðð³ð¤ð #XFactor #JudgesHouses
— Teena Massam (@teenamassam) October 1, 2016
Axing 4 of Diamonds was a particularly unpopular choice, especially as all three judges – Louis included – had so many positive things to say about them.
Sad for 4 of Diamonds. They were great! #JudgesHouses #XFactor
— Zak Murray (@Zesus440) October 1, 2016
Whattttt 4 of diamonds were amazing #XFactor
— SAM GIFFEN (@GiffenSam) October 1, 2016
In fact, some felt like being a girl group was an automatic disadvantage.
WHY DOES LOUIS HATE GIRL GROUPS #XFactor
— katherine â (@dobrevacampbell) October 1, 2016
So who did get through? Well, 5AM were sort of a popular pick.
That 5am or whatever on X factor will be in the final or win it
— âï¸ fiona ð¦ (@fionalouise_x) October 1, 2016
And people felt emotional about returning Irish twins The Brooks.
The brooks oh god I'm crying bless themð #XFactor
— Rhið (@rhiannonsianx) October 1, 2016
But people absolutely could not believe that undercooked-chicken-row duo Bradley and Ottavio got through.
This is why Louis should never have come back. The joke judge gets the joke act. Decent singers losing out for 'entertainment' #XFactor ðð¼
— Hannah Duncan (@MissHannahDuncs) October 1, 2016
Well, live shows should be interesting…