Plus Frankie Cocozza reckons he’ll go tonight, and Prince Harry will be at the final!
Kelly Rowland has told X Factor bosses that if they carry through their plan to have the judges swap acts, she’ll leave the show.
As we reported yesterday, as part of a major shake-up of the show, the judges will be asked to swap which category they mentor, but it hasn’t gone down well with Kelly.
She told the Daily Star, “I don’t want anybody touching my girls. I’m not giving Misha and Janet up for anyone. I’d walk before I gave them up.
“Everybody is doing such a good job mentoring their acts. I don’t know why they’d do that.
“When Simon gave me the job he liked the fact I stood by my word.”
The paper adds that in her dressing room, there’s a framed picture of Simon with a note that reads, “Thank you, Lippy, for everything. Love Simon.”
Kelly said, “He calls me Lippy – Simon likes me because I have a smart mouth. I’m not afraid of him and I respect him.
“We would be electric on the same judging panel… can you imagine? But I love being on a panel with Gary, Louis and Tulisa – despite what people say.”
And of both her acts, Misha and Sophie, begin in the bottom two last week while Kelly was still in LA, she said that she thought Louis and Tulisa’s remarks about “bullying” Misha could well have caused that.
She said, “What should stand is what people do on stage.
“They’re not being judged on behind the scenes, it’s time for the viewers to forget about what they’ve heard and judge Misha on her undeniable talent.
“Misha is like, ‘I eat this stage when I come on, thank you and thank you for the meal.’
“Misha is the one I think could make it in the States. We’re at the tip of the iceberg with her. That’s why it’s important for people to vote for her.
“Being in the bottom two has jump-started her.”
Kelly went on to say that she and Tulisa are keen to put the debacle behind them.
She said, “I spoke to her when I was away ill, I saw her at Gary’s house this week and I saw her at the Cosmopolitan Awards. To not talk to Tulisa would be childish.
“Don’t get me wrong, I was very disappointed but we are cool now.
“Everybody needs to get on with it and move on. I have respect for Tulisa. We are not dissimilar.
“We both grafted and made our careers from scratch and have strong work ethics. We’ve agreed to disagree over the Misha debacle.
“This is a competition and it won’t be the last time that me, Tulisa or Gary and Louis have a disagreement.”
In other news, Frankie Cocozza had told the Daily Star Sunday that he expects to be voted off tonight.
He said, “I’m expecting to go. It’s ridiculous that Sophie Habibis has gone and I am still here.
“I’m nowhere near as good a singer as she is – or anyone in the competition, to be honest.
“It’s a singing competition and I’m the worst singer so I should go.
“I’m only here because I got my bum out, basically.
“I’ve been getting so much abuse for still being here but it makes me want to stay in longer so I can piss them off more.
“I’d like to think my time on the X Factor will get me laid for life – but I doubt it.
“I’ve slept with six girls since the live shows started, which takes me on to 70.
“I would really love to add Pixie Lott to the list…and Miley Cyrus would definitely get it too.”
Who do you reckon will go tonight in the double elimination?
Our final piece of X Factor news is that Prince Harry has scored four tickets to the show’s live final.
Both he and his brother Prince William are big fans of the show, but as Harry is currently out of the country training to be a helicopter pilot, he had his private secretary call the show’s bosses to arrange the tickets.
And unsurprisingly, Syco and ITV were happy to oblige
More X Factor news soon!