Carolynne Poole: 'My X Factor exit wasn't a fix'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2012
Carolynne Poole

Carolynne Poole

Carolynne Poole does not believe her 'X Factor' exit was fixed, after judge Louis Walsh was seen talking to a producer during her sing-off performance against Rylan Clark

Carolynne Poole does not think her 'X Factor' exit was a fix.

The country singer - who performed a rendition of Nicki Minaj's 'Starships' on Saturday night (06.10.12) - does not believe seeing judge Louis Walsh speak to a producer during her sing-off song against Rylan Clark has anything to do with her leaving, but did find it frustrating as she wanted his undivided attention.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I saw the producer. I was in the middle of my song when it happened and I thought, 'Why is he talking to him now?' I wanted his attention. It was frustrating. This was a really important few minutes for me. But you know, it's live TV, there are things happening here there and everywhere.

"But I am gutted Louis was talking to someone. Do I think it was a fix? The public voted me out. The public vote on what they see. Ultimately, for whatever reason, the public didn't vote for me, Rylan got more votes. It wasn't a fix."

There was initially some confusion after the sing-off, with Nicole saving Rylan and Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos opting for Carolynne, but Louis dithered, causing Caroline to momentarily believe she had made it through, before he took it dead-lock and the public vote.

She admits she was embarrassed to have been seen so excited, but in the end accepted her fate.

Carolynne added: "It was pretty embarrassing wasn't it? I was gutted. I felt relieved when they first said they wanted to save me, and then it just dragged on for so long."

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