Simon Cowell shuns X Factor winners Rak-Su to thank delivery service Just Eat for the band’s victory


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Simon Cowell shunned X Factor winners Rak-Su to thank delivery service Just Eat for their victory during Sunday’s live final.

The band from Watford jumped across the stage in delight after discovering they had won the series, allowing their mentor to grab the microphone.

After spending relatively little time on praising his winners, Simon quickly moved on to thanking the show’s sponsors for their support.

Simon thanked Just Eat, who replaced TalkTalk as X Factor sponsors this year, for funding the show in a bizarre tribute to the takeaway providers.

Simon said: “I want to say first of all congratulations to Grace who is really an outstanding artist.

“Obviously to the guys, Rak-Su, you are gentleman, you are stars and to everyone that voted – thank you.”

Then he made the odd remarks about the show’s sponsors after setting up a big announcement.
He added: “I also have to say something else. This doesn’t get paid for by nothing. I want to say thank you to Just Eat, because they paid for this. Thank you so much guys.”

“I also want to say thank you to the panel, the contestants and the audience – thank you so much for watching.”

X Factor viewers took to Twitter after hearing the confusing tribute.

One viewer said: “I want to say Thank you to just eat” me every Saturday night”

Another added: “So that is why raksu keep singing about take aways.. the X factor is sponsored by Just Eat”

A third said: “Did anyone else just witness a little bit of Simon’s soul die inside when he had to thank JustEat for paying for the show?”

Rak-Su beat Grace Davies to the top spot and will now release Dimelo with Wyclef Jean and Naughty Boy.

Dermot O’Leary announced the news in a live final that saw Little Mix, P!nk and Sam Smith perform.

Jamal said: “I just want to thank everyone at home, everyone here, all my friends and family who made this special, I’m speechless.”

It was the first ever X Factor final where no covers were performed and all four songs sang were original songs.

In another X Factor first, it was announced the duets would be the winner’s single this year – and the money would all be going to charity.

Simon Cowell donated £250,000 to children’s hospice charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase who will receive the profits from this year’s winner’s single.

X Factor viewers were shown an emotional VT about a teenager called Josh who sadly lost his life only weeks after finding a lump.

Simon then asked viewers to help raise £1 million over the weekend for the children’s hospices.

He said: “I’ve worked with these charities and I know how much help and money they need

“This is what we’re gonna try and do this weekend, we’re gonna try and raise a million pounds for this charity.

“And I don’t wanna just rely on you guys. You can go to the website, donate whatever you can.

“Meet these people, you’ll understand how important it is. All the proceeds from the record [the winner’s single] will go the charity.”

The Winning Single which will raise money for the charities

 

 


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