The X Factor’s controversial ‘flash vote’ has been dropped from Saturday night’s disco-themed show.
According to the Mirror the new initiative – which has seen viewers voting in a ten-minute window on Saturday’s show, with the least popular act going forward to Sunday’s sing-off – is being replaced by a medley of songs from Nile Rodgers and Chic.
And it has led to speculation that the vote – which has proven less than popular with viewers as well as judges – could be shelved for good.
“The flash vote isn’t working quite as expected,” a source told the paper.
“It is a new thing that the producers wanted to try but now they’re thinking of moving a live act to fill the time slot and go back to the one act on the Sunday as well as the reveal of who the bottom two contestants are.”
A spokesperson confirmed that the vote was ‘being rested’ on Saturday night.
“The live show has always had a number of innovations and changes from wildcards and double eliminations to keep things interesting for viewers.”
So far Shelley Smith, Kingsland Road and Miss Dynamix have fallen victim to the X Factor flash vote – although both Shelley and Kingsland Road later survived the sing-off.
Miss Dynamix became the latest act to leave the competition last weekend.