Why This Weekend’s X Factor Was So Awkward For Contestant Ryan Lawrie

Viewers were NOT happy.

As more contestants get eliminated from the X Factor, the tenser the show gets.

In addition to one hopeful getting their hopes and dreams crushed by the British public, this weekend’s shows were particularly awkward on account of the judges’ behaviour.

The theme was Movie Night and the performances were well and truly spectacular. We were low key LIVING for Matt Terry’s rendition of Sam Smith’s Writing On The Wall from Spectre and songbird Saara Alto’s ah-mazing performance of Celine Dione’sΒ  Titanic classic My Heart Will Go On.

Basically, they killed it.

We don’t know WHAT got in to Louis Walsh this weekend but he had few harsh words for one contestant in particular.

First up performing on the show was Ryan Lawrie. He sung Jailhouse Rock by Elvis and we thought he did a good job!

The majority of the judges were nice enough with their comments, but when it rolled around to Louis to give his feedback he didn’t cushion the blow he was about to deliver.


Addressing the Scottish X-Factor hopeful, he said, ‘I liked it, there was one problem: there’s one guy on this show called Matt Terry, and he will always be better’.


While we were absolutely cringing on our sofas, Twitter reacted to the burn.

So ruthless.

Unfortunately for Ryan, the bad news didn’t end there…

On Sunday’s results show, Ryan found himself in the bottom two (again. We’ve lost count how many weeks it’s been now), this time alongsideΒ  wannabe rapper Honey G.

Honey G has been at the centre of controversy for the entirety of the series, with many people believing her to be an actress and frankly not good enough to be at this stage of the competition.


See: Professor Green and Jesy Nelson Lay Into Honey G

After their sing off, the judges were left to decide who they would keep in the show.

Nicole, Ryan’s mentor, decided to save him, whilst Sharon, Simon AND Louis then decided to save Honey G…

Oooh, that’s got to hurt!

Unsurprisingly, Twitter EXPLODED.

We wish Ryan all the best for his future in music.

By Catherine Delves