It is sad that Leon Jackson has been dropped after one album, but on the grand scale of things it's not really that sad. If the full gamut of sadness was respresented by a car journey from London to Edinburgh, Leon being dropped is a bit like checking your petrol as you pull out of your driveway.
Here are just a few (all) of the many (not many) tributes we've received over Twitter.
@hertbeat: "What was lovely about Leon was that here, finally, was a winner whose song, as a radio station, we really didn't have to play."
@raaar: "I suppose what I'll miss most about him is the innate charisma"
@Mumbosteve: "Sucking his teeth on this years X Factor. Also, he has done more for the sale of cheap suits than anyone else recently."
@cripesonfriday: "Being dropped is but a stumble on life's path, Leon will rebuild & be back stronger,like Jesus, except quicker and through pop."
@jaxvpr: "Or how about his nervous Alzheimers shaking on stage, and his awful disco Relight my Fire?"
@jaxvpr: "First day he went into the audition room,Sharon Osbourne asked who he was with, he replied,I came on my own, then cried!Classic!"
@6weeksatnumber7: "my saddest memory was realising Syco hadn't set Leon up with a twitter account following Lil Wayne — writing was on the wall"
@BallyAmes: "I think I'll pull through"
@DiscoIgor: "I remeber when leon made me cry… for his lack of personality. That was moving."
@WadeyWade: "*rattles antidepressants* You mean, being a contestant on Dancing On Ice 2010 WASN'T part of the album campaign? (sniff)"
@candoodles: "who is this leon jackson you speak of?"
@EmmaMarieJo: "I met him once when I was working in Leeds with Leigh Francis. [Leon] kept quoting Bo Selecta at him. Very lovely though."
@timchipping: "I remember he always seemed very normal."
WE WILL NOT FORGET.