Storm Lee 'set up' by Walsh

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 October 2010
Storm Lee

Storm Lee

'X Factor' reject Storm Lee feels like he has been ''set up'' by his mentor Louis Walsh

Storm Lee feels "set up" by his mentor Louis Walsh.

The 'X Factor' reject - who was booted from the show last night (17.10.10) after receiving the lowest number of public votes - believes the Irish boy band manager wrongfully encouraged him to change his image, costing him vital votes.

He told 'Daybreak' hosts Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley: "The truth of it is I feel a little bit set up by my mentor, that's the truth. He was really adamant that I change my look and be a little bit more flamboyant. And I've always wanted to be, you know - I just love to sing. And so he was really adamant about it so I wasn't going to start off the show by fighting him, so I went along with it."

Duo Diva Fever were also told to leave the competition after the judging panel - also consisting of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue - chose them to go after being up against Belle Amie in the sing-off.

The duo, made up on pals Joe Al-Smadi and Craig Saggers, were also concerned with Simon's choice of new track 'Barbara Streisand' by Duck Sauce for them.

Joe said: "Sometimes you are afraid to speak up because you think, you know, they might start thinking we're divas. I mean we did express that we didn't like the song really to start off with. "But Simon said he had a vision for it and he said he thought we'd do really well with it."

Craig added: "It's not a particularly melodic song. We just got worried about it."

The three rejects are not the only 'X Factor' stars having a bad time at the moment.

Contestant Wagner Fiuza-Carillho has reportedly moved out of the house he shared with the other hopefuls, into a different building in north London.

Jeff Brazier revealed on 'This Morning': "He has moved out of the 'X Factor' house because he says he doesn't get on with anybody."


1. G-tale18 Oct 2010, 7:45pm Report

Storm, stop blaming your mentor. Yes, the pink hair wasn't right, but your look wasn't really any better before the makeover. It would not have made a difference what colour your hair was I think. Ultimately, it's how well you pull it off. And in this case, it seems you didn't do too well.

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