31/10/2014 04:56 GMT | Updated 31/10/2014 04:59 GMT

‘X Factor': Simon Cowell To Axe An Act During Saturday's Live Show? Hopefuls Slammed For ‘Horrendous' Sing-Offs

Simon Cowell is planning a huge shake-up during this weekend’s ‘X Factor’, and according to reports, he’s planning to axe an act during Saturday night’s live show.


While the eliminations usually take place on Sundays, the judge is reportedly giving one act the chop on Saturday, as he’s fed up with their disappointing performances.

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Simon Cowell

According to The Sun, Simon called a crisis meeting at the ‘X Factor’ house, where he gathered all of the remaining singers to discuss their shoddy efforts and even Andrea Faustini didn’t escape the ear-bashing.

“The biggest problem I’ve got is the sing-offs, which have been horrendous, and there’s no excuse,” he is reported as telling them. “Michael Jackson was once asked the three things which make you into a star. And he said, ‘rehearse, rehearse, rehearse’.

“That’s what it’s all about. It’s not about mucking around with your friends in the house.”

Si then shocked the acts, telling them: “There are no second chances. This is how important the performance is on Saturday and Sunday.

“You all need a bit of a wake-up call. You’ve all got to build up your game and you’ve got to be the best you’ve ever been as this is what the music business is like.

“You put out a rubbish record, it doesn’t chart. You do a rubbish performance on the night, you’re out.”

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Only The Young survived last week's sing-off

So far, ‘X Factor’ is losing the TV ratings battle against ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and a show source has told the paper that the music mogul is hoping the shake-up boosts numbers.

“Simon was fuming. He cares deeply about this show and if the acts aren’t performing, that reflects badly on him,” the source states. “Viewing figures haven’t been great recently and Simon is desperate to do something about it.”

While Si’s not happy with the singers, he still has all four of his acts in the competition, while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh are both down to two.

Mel B has three acts left, as Jake Quickenden left the competition last week.

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