X FACTOR has been fixed from the very start so Louisa Johnson will win, claim angry fans.

Last night, viewers saw the 17-year-old Essex girl sail through to tonight’s grand final after a stunning duet with mentor Rita Ora.

But ever since she first appeared on screen this summer, plenty of people have suspected that the odds have been tipped in her favour – and the evidence is hard to ignore.

Her appearance at the Judges’ Houses stage of the contest caused controversy when viewers realised that her shoes magically changed from flats to heels as she made her way to perform for Rita and guest judge Meghan Trainor.

A promotional picture of Louisa from Judges’ Houses also showed her with the heels, before a group shot with Rita, 24, and the other girls shows her in the trainers.

X Factor bosses were forced to shoot down rumours that she had been given two chances to sing her way to the live shows, and it was simply a “continuity error”.

Viewer @FleuryB asked: “#XFactor how is Louisa able to wear 2 different pairs of shoes crossing the garden #XFactorJudgesHouse? Continuity or 2 attempts?”

Eyebrows were also raised when it emerged that she already had a connection to Simon Cowell, after she auditioned for last year’s Britain’s Got Talent but was apparently sent home and told to audition for X Factor as she’d “be more suited to it”.

Furthermore, despite trying to paint herself as an amateur singer, she’s won big cash prizes at talent shows, shot a professional music video and was signed to a management agency all before she set foot in her initial X Factor audition.

This summer before the show aired, she performed at Thorpe Park alongside big names The Vamps, Ella Eyre and Professor Green, and sang at a Soccer Six gig and attended The Diana Awards.

Another area of contention is that she managed to nab the enviable Twitter handle of @louisa once the show had gotten underway, fuelling whispers SyCo bosses were preparing their personal favourite for future pop princess success by investing big bucks in her social media presence.


Earlier this month, viewers claimed they saw Lauren Murray, 25, mouth “it’s Louisa” when they were announcing who were safe that week – before anyone’s name had been read out.

Viewers aired their suspicions that it might mean Louisa had already been told she was safe.

Lauren was then sent home after losing the song-off to Ché Chesterman, who viewers saw booted off the competition last night.

Bookmakers William Hill are currently offering odds of 1/5 for Louisa winning the show tonight, making her the red hot favourite.