Simon Cowell Furious That ‘The X Factor’ Was Cut Short For Baseball

Thu, October 18, 2012 9:55am EDT by 9 Comments
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Simon calls the scheduling mishap ‘a total f up.’

X Factor viewers weren’t the only ones furious when the show’s Oct. 17 episode was delayed, then cut short, due to a baseball game. The über judge himself, Simon Cowell, took to Twitter to vent his frustration. “Have no idea what is happening to the schedule tonight,” he wrote. “Have heard the whole episode will be shown next Tuesday. Sorry.”

But because no single tweet can contain all of Simon’s fury, he followed up with: “It what’s known as a total f up.”

In case you aren’t aware of the fiasco, the Oct. 17 episode of The X Factor was supposed to feature all four judges making their selections for the live shows — essentially revealing the top 16 contestants — but because game three of the National League Championship Series had a rain delay, viewers missed the beginning and end of the episode. Now, we only know who Britney Spears and L.A. Reid selected!

According to a press release from FOX, “the highly anticipated conclusion of the ‘Judges’ Homes’ round of THE X FACTOR will air in its entirety on Tuesday, Oct. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). … The competition kicks into high gear on Tuesday, when the judges reveal which four acts in each of the four categories – Teens, Young Adults, Groups and Over 25s – continue and which two acts are eliminated.”


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Are YOU furious over the conflict, or do you think the baseball game was worth missing the episode?

— Andy Swift

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