In a series that’s suffered presenting gaffes aplenty and tumbling viewing figures, it’s been a forgettable year for Britain’s most-loathed show. There’s only one scenario that could save The X Factor, and that scenario is Reggie ‘N’ Bollie being named winners on Sunday. The duo arrived in Britain five years ago from Ghana, where they had been performing as solo singers, but teamed up to “crack the music scene in the UK” and ending up smashing onto our screens this autumn. Here are a few reasons why these guys are the only worthy champions.
They’re The Only Act Left That’s Fun
Reggie ‘N’ Bollie are quite comfortably the most exciting act remaining in the show. Their tropical mashup of OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ and One Direction’s ‘You Don’t Know You’re Beautiful’ is the sweetcorn in the turd of this series. While other finalists Louise Johnson and Che Chesterman bore us to tears with their generic vocals, Reggie ‘N’ Bollie bring an element of bombastic hilarity that’s made the show watchable. They even trolled Cowell and company when they transitioned Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ into ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’ by Baha Men, which has presumably never happened before.
It’d Be A Giant Middle Finger To Simon Cowell
Cowell was once sceptical of the pair, but he too (in this scripted pantomime at least) has been won over by their infectious performances. The real middle finger to Cowell would be the aftermath of the duo claiming victory. The winner’s single this year is rumoured to be Bob Dylan’s ‘Forever Young’, which is a bit of a snore-fest from start to finish. The folky ballad is fine for The Other Two, but if Reggie ‘N’ Bollie win, Cowell’s got to sheepishly release a bashment reworking.
Their Audition Is Quite Easily One Of the Best Ever
The pair did what the judges usually really despise during their first audition – perform an original song – but they pulled it off. It’s racked up over three million views since it’s upload in August onto YouTube. And if you look really closely you can see Simon give the faintest head bob, as the boys unequivocally smash it.
Reggie ‘N’ Bollie Winning Would Undo 12 Years of Boring Champs
Rumours have also are begun to surface that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Reggie ‘N’ Bollie’s mentor), is attempting to convince Sean Paul to perform with them for Sunday’s final, which would easily surpass Alexandra Burke and Beyoncé for the best X Factor final duet ever. Having a winner like Reggie ‘N’ Bollie would rally against nearly every trend that The X Factor has crafted for modern pop. The X Factor would finally get a fun and vibrant winner. Finally.