Emily Middlemas bonded with Eric
Emily Middlemas believes she and Simon Cowell got on really well because his son Eric loved her
Emily Middlemas bonded with Simon Cowell's son Eric.
The 'X Factor' contestant - who was given the boot from the competition in Sunday (04.12.16) night's show - believes she had such a close bond with her mentor because his two-year-old toddler, who he has with his partner Lauren Silverman, loved her.
Speaking on 'This Morning' on Monday (05.12.16), she said: "We (me and Simon) got on well and I think it's because I had a really good connection with his son Eric.
"In rehearsal Eric came and sat next to me and he had these headphones on and was swaying side-to-side and Simon was like, 'Was that OK Eric?' And he was like, 'Yep!' "
The 18-year-old wannabe singer may not have made the final but she secured a place on the show's tour, which kicks off in February, and is looking forward to Christmas.
She said: "I love Christmas songs so I'm very excited and I can't wait for the tour, I've never been on a massive tour before, I'm so excited, it's going to be amazing."
Emily has been flooded with support since she joined the show back in the summer, and one person who has been her biggest fan is her boyfriend Ryan Lawrie.
The handsome star - who was also given the chop from the competition two weeks ago - took to his Twitter account to declare his love for the brunette beauty just before the judges - Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger - opted to save her rival Matt Terry and put him through to next week's final and give her the boot.
He wrote: "I am the proudest boyfriend ever. You have achieved so much. You are a beautiful person and have an amazing future ahead. #EmilyWeLoveYou (sic)."