Cheryl Cole mocked by judges
Cheryl Cole was stunned when she was made the subject of jibes about her singing ability by fellow 'X Factor' judges Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell
Cheryl Cole was the subject of jibes about her singing ability by her fellow 'X Factor' judges.
The Girls Aloud beauty was mocked by Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh as they judged hopefuls in London hoping to make it through the next stage of the competition.
After a Romanian male model sang an out of tune version of her hit 'Fight for This Love', Louis told her: "That was about as good as you can do it live."
Earlier, a girl band called Madame Butterfly had performed 'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart' by Alicia Keys, prompting Simon to say: "I assume you want to be like Destiny's Child or one of those girl groups from America."
When the band said they loved US groups but also British girl bands, in particular Girls Aloud, he hit back: "Yes, but that's hardly the same in terms of talent, is it?"
Cheryl was said to be upset by the comments, which show bosses insisted were just part of "friendly banter" between the judges.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Their nasty comments really hit a nerve with her.
"She's never been fully confident about her singing ability, especially since launching her solo career and not having the other girls on stage.
"To be humiliated in front of thousands of people by Simon and Louis was really a step too far."