S IMON COWELL has defended his controversial decision to take last nights X Factor result to dead- lock -- saying he expected Lucie Jones to survive. The Welsh singer ended up going home after finding herself in the bottom two with twins John and Edward. Simon had the casting vote and could have sent Jedward home. But instead he backed them, forcing a tie which meant the decision went down to the public. Many claimed Simon knew Jedwards cult fan base would save them -- an accusation he denied. Last night he said: I didnt expect Lucie would lose. You make your decisions in the moment and I dont have strong feelings either way. If I can pick someone who can win who is in that posi- tion, then I can do the right t h i n g . B u t sometimes it just feels fairer to take it to the public vote. Its not my fault if people in the bottom dont get enough votes. votes. Thats the way it is. Its not life or death. We have to put it into perspective. I apolo- gise. I realised when I made the decision that it was going to cause controversy. Hundreds of furious viewers bombarded the X Factor website last night, accusing Simon of being a coward. Monday, 9 November 2009 London Lite Sijustifiesvotingfortwins Jedwardgeta Rottencritique IS there anyone out there who hasnt had a pop at John and Edward? Punk legend Johnny Rotten is the latest, blasting: Theyre just lazily untalented. Its not fair, its not right and a perfectly good singer gets voted off while that dopiness gets promoted. How is that singing? Woah! Cowell:I thought shecould notLuce WERE talking about the doll, actually. Simon Cowell was confronted by a toy version of himself last night. At the push of a button, the toy delivers an automatic rant. Hmm, sounds very realistic. H Who we saw doing what with who last night... LONDONeye Push a button & it spews abuse... Fickle hand of fate: a red-eyed and clearly upset Lucie Jones leaves the X Factor studios last night with Lloyd Daniels. Lucie lost out to Jedward while Lloyd miraculously avoided the cut Still going: Jedward seem happy with themselves last night index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html