Gifty Louise felt like Fifth Harmony 'tribute act'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2016
Gifty Louise

Gifty Louise

Gifty Louise has blamed her mentor Simon Cowell for her getting the boot from 'The X Factor' because she felt he was trying to turn her into a Fifth Harmony "tribute act."

'The X Factor's Gifty Louise thought she was being turned into a Fifth Harmony "tribute act."

The 20-year-old wannabe singer - who was given the boot from the competition on Sunday (30.10.16) after she lost in the sing-off against Four of Diamonds - has slammed her mentor Simon Cowell for pushing her to perform another song by the girl group, who won 'The X Factor USA' in July 2012, for the third week in a row in last weekend's show.

Speaking on 'Lorraine' on Monday (31.10.16), she said: "When I first got the song, I was a bit iffy about it. I felt like, 'Well if I were to sing this song, it would be the third Fifth Harmony song I would have sung', so a lot of people would start to think I'm some sort of a tribute act."

Although the star is convinced the 57-year-old show boss was to blame for her departure this weekend, Gifty is "quite upset" with Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger because they gave her a standing ovation when she performed before then giving her the axe.

She explained: "I was quite upset with Sharon and Nicole's decision because I felt they gave me a standing ovation and then they turned around and got rid of me. I worked so hard."

Gifty didn't have the easiest time in the sing-off as Simon accidentally attempted to send her home during the judges' decision after he rushed his decision in the heat of the moment.

When host Dermot O'Leary asked who he was choosing to be eliminated, Simon quickly said: "Gifty," before he backtracked and apologised to the audience for his slip up.

He added: "OK, rewind. The act I'm sending home... God... Four Of Diamonds."

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