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Michael Taylor 6th Oct 2009 - 22:29

The vote out John and Edward campaign starts here

Irish brats John and Edward Grimes have been installed as 15/8 second favourites to be eliminated from X Factor at the first attempt, a price that I'd be more than happy to pay out on if I never had to see their faces again.

Louis 'has he gone mad' Walsh described the gruesome twosome as innocent little boys when they sang over some young hopeful during boot-camp, proving that anything Irish has the former Boyzone manager salivating.

I'm just hoping the rest of the world can see what Walsh couldn't and they give them the boot before they become an even more regular feature on my television screen on Saturday nights.

It's hard to pinpoint where my apparent rage towards John and Edward comes from. Is it their arrogance, their ridiculous hairstyles or the fact that they have less talent than an Atomic Kittens tribute act?

The big problem is I just can't see them getting dumped, they do after all make for 'good' TV or so the show's producers would have you believe.

There's also the big issue that equally rubbish band Kandy Rain are about and what they make up for in potentially interesting dance routines, they lose in a complete inability to sing.

Their aspirations to emulate the Pussycat Dolls are obvious, what is less obvious is why Britain can produce great bands like the Arctic Monkeys and Muse yet all X Factor ever offers us is Kandy Rain and Same Difference.

If the show was called X Rated they may be one of the favourites to win, it's not though, so you're much better getting a piece of the 7/4 about them getting stripped from the competition in the first week.

Luckily outside of the dross there does seem to be a whole host of talent on board and we could yet be set for one of the more entertaining series of Simon Cowell's bank account feeder.

In the auditions I don't think anyone could have failed to be impressed by cheeky chappy Olly Murs' rendition of Stevie Wonder's Superstition, or Jamie Archer, or is it Afro's, version of Sex is on Fire.

However, it may be early days but I can already picture the delightful Lucie Jones (10/3 outright) going head-to-head with crowd favourite Danyl Johnson (7/2).

If you like big, puppy dog type eyes and a soothing voice then young Welsh beauty Jones is for you, but if you like an all-singing, all-dancing music man then the soulful Johnson is who you want to be on.

And finally, if ditzy is your bag then there are a lot worse bets than Stacey 'is she for real' Soloman at 9/2 - although now the jaw dropping performance has passed she could easily pass through to the Irish twins brothers side of annoying.



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