'X Factor's John and Edward are viewers' favourites

Tuesday October 27, 2009

The public's decision to vote Danyl Johnson and Miss Frank into the bottom two on the X Factor at the weekend came as a surprise to many, in particular Simon Cowell.

That wasn't the only shock in store for the fiery judge.

It has emerged that twins John and Edward Grimes earned the most votes from the viewers thanks to their version of Ricky Martin's She Bangs.

Despite their questionable singing capabilities, the two Irish 18-year-olds picked up the most supporters, a fact their mentor Louis Walsh attributes to their "likeability factor".

"Kids love these guys – everywhere I go they come up to me and tell me they think they're great" the Irish music manager said.

The male judges seem to have split opinions though – Simon has expressed his disapproval of their place in the live rounds because of their voices, describing them as his "worst nightmare".

But they have picked up some celeb supporters including recent star guest Robbie Williams.

Photo: ę Rex

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