“X Factor” Australia eliminated contestant Jimmy Davis called the television singing competition a “game show.”
Davis has been voted out Tuesday night along with Georgia Denton during the first double elimination of the show.
The “X Factor” contender claimed it was the producers who have control over the songs that the contestants will sing, news.co.au reported.
Davis said, “They know I don’t have any control over the songs I sing, when they are doing that kind of stuff, it comes back into the mentality that it is a game show.”
The 21-year-old artist from Queensland also stressed that the hardest part of the competition was to sing songs that neither he nor his mentor, Chris Isaak, would have chosen for him.
“If the mentors really had a say it would be a much better competition.”
This week, the top 10 were given the “Top 10 Hits” to perform. Davis sang “When You Were Young” during the showdown last Monday, while Denton made her own rendition of Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There.”
Denton received the lowest votes and was immediately sent home. The other two at the bottom – Davis and Mahalia Simpson — had to fight in a sing-off to remain in the competition.
Simpson impressed the judges with her performance of “Summertime” by Porgy & Bess, the International Business Times reported. However, Davis’ rendition of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” did not quite mesmerize the judges.
Judges Dannii Minogue, James Blunt and Guy Sebastian voted for Davis to be sent home.
News.co.au noted that both Blunt and Sebastian praised Davis’ previous performance but only few points were mentioned about his performance on the sing-off.
“They didn’t judge me on my sing-off, but if anything I’m kind of happy I have control over what I am singing again,” Davis said.
Davis’ mentor Isaak told him that he hope they will get a chance to play together.
“I’m just hoping that when jimmy is playing arenas that he will remember me and that I was your friend and mentor and I hope we get to play together,” Isaak said.
“X Factor” Australia airs every Mondays and Tuesdays on the Seven Network.