Union J have revealed that they had plans to do a Riverdance on-stage with mentor Louis Walsh if they had made it to the final. Meanwhile, heat is furiously busy creating a time machine so we can go back to last night and vote thousands and thousands of times in a bid to make this happen. Louis Walsh! Union J! Riverdancing!
“Louis is amazing,” Josh Cuthbert told This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield, as they did their best daytime TV sympathy faces at the axed boyband. “He was gutted for us but so positive.”
But the boys proved how thoroughly nice they are by praising the existing contestants, the ones who did not plan to Riverdance on stage with Louis Walsh. SERIOUSLY. THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN.
“The judges weren’t there to save us and also James and Jahmene are amazing, and obviously Christopher’s getting the votes and he’s fantastic as well,” said Josh. RIVERDANCE. Louis Walsh. WHY DIDN’T YOU PEOPLE VOTE MORE.
The group did, however, hint at a run at the charts once the dust has settled on The X Factor tour, noting that bearded music guru Gary Barlow had been giving the lads advice on how to survive the rigours of being in a boyband without hitting the doughnuts as hard as he did in the ‘90s.
“To have him on side is amazing, because he’s from one of the biggest boy bands ever,” said Jaymi.
"He’s such an amazing judge and songwriter and every week he gave us maybe a little bit of criticism but that’s what made us better.”
And George Shelley – stop screaming, everybody please stop screaming – confirmed that he had no plans to leave the band. "We are like brothers now,” he said. YES, BUT THE RIVERDAN– sorry, sorry. We are just mourning the loss of one of the greatest moments in TV history ever.