The X Factor: Bupsi blames Simon Cowell's song choice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 November 2015


Bupsi has blamed Simon Cowell's choice of song for her becoming the first contestant voted off 'The X Factor' last night (01.11.15)

Bupsi has blamed Simon Cowell's song choice for her being voted off 'The X Factor'.

The 38-year-old singer became the first act to be sent home on the ITV talent show last night (01.11.15) and she's now spoken out to claim her mentor's decision to have her sing Marvin Gaye's 'You're A Wonderful One' on Saturday (31.10.15) sealed her fate.

She said: "I didn't pick my song, [Simon Cowell] picked it.

"For me, that song was really alien to me. When they said Marvin Gaye to me, I said, 'Great, it's Marvin Gaye', but when they said the song, I just didn't know it. I don't think anyone else knew what the song was either. That was the problem. No one could really connect with it.

"I think where I felt short-strawed was where other songs being sung by the other contestants were recognisable. Like, when I sang 'Pony' people knew it. When I sang 'Respect', they knew it. They were up to date with it. But this song was completely alien to everybody."

Bupsi also claimed that while other contestants - including the girl group 4th Impact - were given the chance to change their song, she wasn't made aware of that option.

She told "I don't think that was quite clear to me at the time.

"I think other people had somehow managed to change their song. I was kind of unaware of all of this. We've all got our headphones on doing our own things. It was only a few days later ... But if I could go back, I would have absolutely killed it with something else. I'm gutted that I didn't get to show that I had even more than that. I do feel really short-strawed about it."

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