Sunday’s episode saw Si make his final changes during the Six Chair Challenge, before it was Louis’s turn to pick which groups to take through to the final.
However, as expected it wasn’t all smooth-sailing, and Simon’s problems began when he was left deliberating over who to remove from a seat in order to put Fleur East through the next round.
Naturally, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini didn’t waste any time before giving her view on the matter, urging Simon to ditch the controversial Raign.
Much to Chezza’s delight, Simon chose to given Raign the boot, but his problems continued when he opted to give Helen a seat and drop Janet - a decision he’s already admitted to regretting.
Writing on Twitter on sunday night, Simon stated: “I should have kept Janet. My mistake.”
Things were no easier for Louis, who is now facing claims that he was part of a “fix” after staging a sing-off between three of the groups.
It was difficult to keep up as Louis switched his groups around constantly and a source has now reportedly told The Sun, that the Irish judge’s decisions were influenced by the show’s producers.
“Louis made his decisions but was told to change them by producers,” a source reportedly told the paper. “It was like he knew what the script was supposed to be but was defying them.
“In the end the producers won.”
An ‘X Factor’ spokesman told The Sun: “Until the judge has chosen their final six they’re able to change their minds and bring back anyone they have removed.”
While Mel B managed to make her decisions relatively quickly, Cheryl also struggled under the pressure on Friday night and was booed by the audience after making a last minute alteration and bringing Chloe Jasmine back into her six.
Simon's six remaining acts are Jay James, Ben Haenlow, Fleur East, Stevi Ritchie, Helen Fulthorpe and Lizzy Pattison, while Louis is now left with The Brooks, New Boy Band, Blonde Electric, Only The Young, Concept and New Girl Group.
The remaining hopefuls now face the Judges’ Houses round, though there could still be another twist in store.