Takeaway website claims to be able to predict X Factor result?
An online takeaway ordering website claims to be able to predict who will be eliminated from the X Factor, based on when customers placed their orders on Saturday night.
Do you think you know who will be the next person to be eliminated from The X Factor on ITV1 on Sunday? Since Rachel Adedeji was booted out of the competition on Sunday an online takeaway ordering website claims that its sales figures appear to mirror the public vote.
After analysing its sales volume on Saturday from 8:00pm – 10:00pm, 118Menu.co.uk discovered that it received most of its orders when the bottom two acts in the sing off, Rachel and Lloyd were performing.
As a result the website now believes it can predict the outcome of who will be poll in the bottom two by seeing when customers ‘tune off’ and place their orders for their Saturday night takeaway.
According to the online ordering site Stacey Solomon, Jedward and controversially, Danyl Johnson are all deemed safe, having generated the lowest volume of sales during their performances, whilst Lloyd Daniels and Jamie Archer are expected to face elimination, having brought in the highest number of sales.
118Menu.co.uk achieved its highest sales volume of 25 per cent for the time period during the slot in which Rachel Adedji performed U2’s ‘One’, the next highest of the evening was polled during the time when Lloyd took to the stage to sing Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’
Mark Hall, founder of 118Menu.co.uk said: “We saw our highest volume of sales on Saturday night, and with The X Factor now in full swing many families are using the time to treat themselves to their favourite takeaway.
“We were shocked when we analysed the data on Monday morning and saw that our sales volumes were at their peak when Rachel and Lloyd were performing but it makes sense that the public are using the time when their least favourite act is on stage to order their takeaway.
“From our sales volume this Saturday night we believe Lloyd Daniels could be in trouble again next week and for the first time Jamie Archer could be trying to impress the judges in the final showdown.”
The X Factor airs Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pm.
See below for a full list of X Factor performers times compared to 118Menu.co.uk sales volumes for Saturday 31st October:
8:03 Joe McElderry – 11%
8:15 Lucie Jones – 9%
8:27 Danyl Johnson – 4%
8:40 Lloyd Daniels – 20%
8:48 Stacey Solomon – 3%
8:59 Jamie Archer – 18%
9:12 Rachel Adedeji – 25%
9:18 John and Edward – 2%
9:30 Olly Murs – 8%