Wagner backing Rebecca for X Factor win

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 December 2010

Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho

'X Factor' reject Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho is backing Rebecca Ferguson to win 'The X Factor' in next weekend's final

Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho is backing Rebecca Ferguson to win 'The X Factor'.

The eccentric 54-year-old - who narrowly missed out on a place in the ITV1 show's semi-final - explained as well as having a "heart of gold", the Liverpudlian singer has a unique voice.

He said: "Rebecca is lovely - she is such a pure soul. The thing with Rebecca is that she is absolutely immaculate and she has a heart of gold.

"Nobody else has a voice like that. I always thought of her as the winner of 'X Factor'."

The former teacher also admitted he will always have a special "thankfulness" to mentor Louis Walsh, who put him through to the live stages of the competition as his wildcard contestant.

Wagner added to the Dudley Express and Star newspaper: "I have special thankfulness to Louis as I was his wildcard, and Simon gave me so many compliments. I'm going on tour and going to do gigs with the show - I have achieved so much. I never dreamed I would come so far.

"It's crazy. Last time I went to the supermarket I couldn't even pick up some cheese off the shelves because everyone was coming up to me for autographs and photos. Even police are stopping me to get photos."

Rebecca Ferguson

Big ballads and coffee table soul from the Scouse finalist of the 2010 X Factor. Her new album Lady Sings the Blues is a reinterpretation of the best of Billie Holiday's classic songs.

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