Nicole Scherzinger has denied appearing drunk on the weekend’s X-Factor live shows, in the midst of viewer complaints. But she can drink in the adulation of the public on Twitter, after proving to be the most popular judge on Twitter for yet another week.
According to research by Hit Search Reputation Management, more X-Factor fans (or haters for that matter) tweeted about Nicole than any of the judges.
Of course, the bulk of this Twitter activity might have had something to do with speculation that she’d hit the bottle before taking the stage for Saturday Night’s show. She appeared in unusually high spirits, leading many to think that spirits might have been to blame.
But the former Pussycat Doll was quick to cite another spirit altogether as the reason for the change. According to a spokesperson, ‘she was just getting into the disco spirit’.
Whatever the reason, her antics earned her a 30% share of X Factor Judge related Twitter mentions.
Nipping at her stiletto’d heels was Gary Barlow with 29%. The Take That songster has announced that he will be performing himself on the X Factor live show for 17 October 2013. One act that definitely won’t be are Gary’s boyband hopefuls for 2013 Kingsland Road.
The clean-cut lads with the sky-scraping hairdos were sent home after a sing-off with Tamera Foster, who’d drawn criticism for her act, but was chosen to stay for her ‘star quality’.
Kingsland Road can rue the fact that the sing-off wasn’t decided by Twitter mentions, because the lads were tweeted about more often over the weekend, taking a 15% share of X Factor contestant mentions. They’re amongst the most talked about acts on the show, when it comes to Twitter activity but that didn’t stop them from falling this week. Tamera enjoyed 12% of Twitter mentions and she’ll enjoy the chance to sing again next week.
Abi Alton remains the most tweeted-about contestant on the show, thanks to a 22% share of the buzz. But this isn’t actually good news for the teenage hopeful, who made the news this weekend by revealing to the Daily Mirror that she had been ‘hounded on Twitter, and it does hurt’. She vowed to beat the bullies and remained confident in her performances and her chances in the show.
The same can’t necessarily be said for Sam Callahan. With just a 4% share of Twitter mentions, it could be said that the internet isn’t really talking about Sam whether positive or negative. But the judges did speak; and the message was definitely negative. Sam was called the worst contestant on the show.
Still, with Kingsland hitting the road, he’ll live to fight another day.
Hit Search Reputation Management recorded more than 100,000 tweets which mentioned X Factor contestants and more than 150,000 tweets which mentioned judges.
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