Plus Robbie Williams does a Sinitta! And Kitty Brucknell tries to stand out, again…
Also, Tulisa says Cheryl Cole WON’T be back as a guest judge
During this weekend’s editions of The X Factor, we’ll be seeing how the acts get on at Judges’ Houses, and for one young hopeful, the dream could end this weekend after he suffered a “breakdown.”
16 year old Luke Lucas reportedly “sobbed uncontrollably” in front of Gary Barlow and his assistant Robbie Williams at Robbie’s home in LA.
An insider told The Sun, “He found the pressure really difficult.
“He messed up one of his songs then started crying when he feared he had blown his chance.
“Gary and Robbie were really worried.”
In response to the news of Luke’s upset, a mental health charity spokeswoman, Marjorie Wallace, of mental health charity Sane, accused the show of “playing with people’s minds.”
She added, “It’s like ‘conditioning experiments’ that took place in the Sixties on animals.
“Producers need to take responsibility for potential consequences.”
In other news, when Gary Barlow revealed to his hopefuls that he would be joined by Take That band mate Robbie Williams, they cheered and whooped as Robbie emerged, mimicking Sinitta’s fig-leaf costume.
As fans will remember, Sinitta famously wore just a few leaves while helping Simon Cowell at Judges’ Houses in 2009.
Robbie told the hopefuls, “I saw Sinitta and thought, ‘That’s what I want to do’. What do you reckon, lads?!”
We’ll see those hilarious scenes tonight.
Next up is controversial contestant Kitty Brucknell, and in the latest move to stand out from the crowd of other Overs at Louis Walsh’s home in Barcelona, after performing for the Irish judge and his helper Sinitta, she dived into the swimming pool, fully clothed.
When X Factor host Dermot O’Leary asked her, “Why did you do that?” she replied, “Because I’m hot and I waited all day to get in the pool.”
Again, we’ll see those scenes this weekend.
Our final piece of X Factor news is that Tulisa Contostavlos says Cheryl Cole will NOT return to the show as a guest judge, as has been rumoured.
Speaking to The Sun, Tulisa said, “I can 100 per cent reassure fans I’ll be sitting in that judge’s chair in the final. Cheryl and I talk and laugh at the rumours about her.
“We’ve sat down and had the conversation at her birthday party.
“People are going to make up rumour after rumour. It’s been intense.”
And of how she’s enjoying being a judge, Tulisa said, “Being on The X Factor has made me softer.
“I hope fans see I’m not some chav who swears and beats people up.
“It’s brought out more of an emotional side of me. I’m less kind of like, ‘I don’t need to care what people think’.”
However, Tulisa went on to say that she’s keen to look her best on telly.
She said, “If you’re on TV in front of 12 million people, you want to look nice.”
More X Factor news soon!