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Westlife's Mark Feehily blasts X Factor's cruel six-chair challenge as a 'complete fail'


Westlife star Mark Feehily has blasted the X Factor for the cruel way they pick their final acts.

The Sligo singer said the six-chair challenge – where singers thing they have made it to judges homes, before being booted off at the last minute is a “complete fail”.

But Mark – who used to be managed by X Factor judge Louis Walsh – said there has to be a better way of assessing talent.

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He said: “Sorry but this six chair system is a complete fail. There are many other ways to assess talent, including ones that would still make good TV.”

Already, Irish viewers have seen Orla Keogh extremely emotional after being the last girl to lose her seat under Cheryl Cole’s grasp.

And Dubliner Janet Grogan also was let go by Simon Cowell, who later admitted that he made the wrong decision to let her go.

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Previously Mark appeared on the X Factor along with Westlife – but admitted in the past that he doesn’t think the show isn’t about music.

He said: “The X Factor can’t always be about the next Whitney or Mariah, it’s about entertainment.

“There’s the pantomime element of it so characters like John and Edward [Jedward] have just as much reason to be there. It’s about finding entertainers.”