There was a public outcry when the Grimes twins, John and Edward won through to the X Factor live shows.
Facebook campaigns were launched to get them voted off before they'd even sung a note. Messageboards were bursting with complaints that they couldn't sing or dance, and had no place in the competition.
What a difference a few weeks makes. The 18-year-olds from County Kildare, Ireland are now mobbed by screaming fans whenever they venture outside the X Factor house in London and reportedly received the highest percentage of the public vote after their performance of Ricky Martin's She Bangs