I am having a little more hope about something that I think you brought to my attention earlier, jammyjoe. X-Factor UK had a wildcard round. It appears that it happened right after the top 16 became the top 12. So I was hoping that would happen here too. Then I found this article today:
The X Factor: Simon Cowell Calls Boot Camp Exit Of Jeffrey Gutt ‘A Mistake’
Ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplea seohpleaseohpleaseohplease! I know there are some who agree that Jeffrey Gutt should have made it to the judges houses, and a few who didn't think much of him. I think he's much better than any of the Over 25's. I would love for him to make the wildcard round.