Without acerbic Simon Cowell at the helm, X Factor is falling apart

Without acerbic Simon Cowell at the helm, X Factor is falling apart

9:59 AM on 18th October 2011

“Domineering and anonymous”: Kelly Rowland (left) and Tulisa Contostavlos on Sunday”s results show

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Frank Cocozza sang The Scientist with all the subtlety and grace of a drunken bear on ice skates

Frank Cocozza sang The Scientist with all the subtlety and grace of a drunken bear on ice skates

Still smiling: Despite falling viewing figures, Sophie Habibis and Johnny Robinson looked in high spirits this morning Still smiling: Despite falling viewing figures, Sophie Habibis and Johnny Robinson looked in high spirits this morning

Still smiling: Despite falling viewing figures, Sophie Habibis and Johnny Robinson looked in high spirits this morning

Fatigue: Less viewers tuned in to watch the judges choose between Cocozza and Nu Vibe than last year

Fatigue: Less viewers tuned in to watch the judges choose between Cocozza and Nu Vibe than last year

Questionable styling: Misha B (left) and Samantha Brookes Questionable styling: Misha B (left) and Samantha Brookes

Questionable styling: Misha B (left) and Samantha Brookes