X Factor 'punchbag' Dannii Minogue
Dannii Minogue feels she is the ''punchbag'' of 'The X Factor' and is convinced it's because the other judges are jealous of her chances of winning the show
Dannii Minogue believes she is the "punchbag" of 'The X Factor' because she is the most likely to win.
The Australian star has put arguments with the ITV1 show's other judges - Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh - down to jealously on their part because she is convinced one of her acts will triumph.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm the punchbag in the show - but I'm definitely fine about it because I'm definitely going to win this year."
Dannii is mentor to firm favourite Matt Cardle, as well as popular Paije Richardson and Aiden Grimshaw on the show, although her fourth contestant - Nicolo Festa - was voted off by the public in the first week.
Meanwhile, 17-year-old hopeful Cher Lloyd has vowed to "shock" the audience on this week's show, and will "twist it up" by singing - rather than rapping - on her track in the hope of winning new fans.
She said in her video blog: "This weekend's going to be a massive shock and I hope everyone is prepared for it because everyone is used to me being a bad girl rapper.
"I'm going to twist it up a bit and prove to the other people that maybe haven't liked me as much as my supporters have, to think that actually I'm an alright singer."
"I'm very, very nervous about this one. This is the hardest I've done so far."