Amelia Lily: Janet was always Kelly's favourite

Amelia Lily thinks Janet Devlin was saved from the 'X Factor' chop because she was Kelly Rowland's ''favourite'' contestant in the Girls category

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Amelia Lily

Amelia Lily

Amelia Lily thinks Janet Devlin was saved from the 'X Factor' chop because she was Kelly Rowland's "favourite".

The 16-year-old singer - who was axed from the ITV1 talent show alongside James Michael, Jonjo Kerr and duo 2 Shoes last night (09.10.11) - thinks her mentor chose not to get rid of the Irish hopeful in the shock twist because she has been a fan of Janet's since her very first audition.

She said: "I always thought that Janet was one of her favourites, right back to her very first audition. But Kelly was an inspiration and she loved all of us individually."

Meanwhile, Amelia - who performed a rendition of Michael Jackson classic 'Billy Jean' on Saturday night's show (08.10.11) - thinks while the contestants in the Girls group, Janet, Misha Bryan and Sophie Habibis, chose "safe" songs, she took a risk with her performance.

Speaking on ITV1's 'This Morning', she added: "All this girls had really safe songs, but mine was a massive risk for me. I mean, mine was Michael Jackson - I'm a girl and I'm young but I thought, 'This competition is about taking risks'.

"I wanted a challenge and to make the song my own, and I think I did that. I was happy with my performance, not many people could pull off 'Billy Jean' the way I did."

Elsewhere, 2 Shoes' Charley Bird - who is joined in the duo by best pal Lucy Texeira - insists being six months pregnant didn't have anything to do with mentor Tulisa Contostavlos' decision to axe her from the competition.

She said: "I'm due early next year. Obviously, I cannot wait to be a mum and it's been amazing to have both things going on at once. I don't know if it had anything to do with her decision, I don't think Tulisa is like that."

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