According to The Sun, once this year’s panel have made their final decision about who they want to put through to the live shows, each judge will then be asked to pick a rejected act from one category to choose as a “wildcard”, who will also go through to the next stage of the competition.
This would either give the judges the chance to put through someone they felt had been unfairly cast aside, or deliberately choose one of the less talented acts in an attempt to sabotage their rivals. And, yes, we're looking at Simon when we say that.
Meanwhile, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be deciding on who should go through in the “boys” category for Mel… meaning Simon will be picking on Chezza’s behalf in the “girls” category.
We’re sure she is simply going to lurrrrrrrve that, we very much doubt Simon wouldn't hesitate to put one of Cheryl's least talented acts through just to get one over on her.
During the filming of the audition stages of the competition, it was reported that Simon and Cheryl had come to blows on a number of occasions, with the Geordie judge even going as far as telling the audience at Wembley Arena that she was so fed up of his annoying behaviour that she was going to “give him a slap”.
And the music mogul isn’t the only one facing Cheryl’s wrath this series, after ‘X Factor’ hopeful Raign once again left the ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ singer cold during her second audition, which aired on Saturday night, despite getting rave reviews from the rest of the judges.