Katie Waissell defends Kitty Brucknell

Katie Waissel has defended controversial 'X Factor' wannabe Kitty Brucknell after she has come under-fire for her quirky audition

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Kitty Brucknell

Kitty Brucknell

Katie Waissel has leapt to the defence of 'X Factor' wannabe Kitty Brucknell.

The former talent show contestant - who caused controversy with her eccentric attitude during last year's live finals - explained the backlash Kitty, who has been branded the "new Katie Waissel", has received is due to the way her rendition of Lady Gaga's 'The Edge of Glory' was edited.

She told The Sun newspaper: "I can't judge anyone because of the way performances are edited. I don't believe a thing I see. People should be judged on their voices over personalities. Kitty has a great voice but we're judging a girl we don't know after seeing her for five minutes on TV.

"I feel sorry for her. I hope she has the belief in herself to realise it's a wonderful opportunity. Don't let them get you down. How do you not know the producers didn't tell her to do all of that?

"I went through so much on that show which not only affected me but my family. Kitty is only 26 and people must understand that."

But an 'X Factor' spokeswoman has denied producers interfered with Kitty's audition.

She said: "The behaviour of contestants is not provoked in the series."

Kitty progressed to the Boot Camp stage of the ITV1 show after impressing judges Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos, but was booed following her performance when she gave a rambling rant about how she felt "lucky and blessed".

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