Katy Perry admits X Factor jokes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 November 2010
KAty Perry

Katy Perry

'X Factor' guest judge Katy Perry has admitted some of the show's contestants are chosen for the audition stage of the competition specifically to provide entertainment for viewers

Katy Perry has admitted some 'X Factor' contestants are chosen for people to laugh at.

The 'Firework' singer - who was a guest judge during the audition stages of this year's competition - insists the panelists would rather just see good singers who have a serious chance of winning the show.

Asked if she thought it was mean when bad contestants are deliberately put through, she said: "Yeah. They did that when I was there and it wasn't us who did it. It was the behind-the-scenes people.

"All of us were sitting there like, 'Can we continue with the real show please?' We were all looking for talent so that's obviously kind of a prank."

The brunette beauty also hinted she expects speculation that she will join the panel of the US version of 'X Factor' to become a reality.

She said: "I saw something about that and I think Simon is flirting with me through the press. He is a big flirt. I know a lot of it is rumours but sometimes rumours turn into reality."

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