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Kelly Rowland in favouritism war with Janet Devlin

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Subject: Kelly Rowland in favouritism war with Janet Devlin
Date Posted: 14 Nov 2011 at 10:04

X Factor finals 2011: Kelly Rowland in favouritism war with Janet Devlin

by Nicola Methven, Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/tv/x-factor/2011/11/14/ - 14/11/2011
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Kelly Rowland and Janet Devlin (pic: Rex)

TWO huge bust-ups threw X Factor into further turmoil last night – the fallouts capping a chaotic weekend that was dogged by fix allegations and power failures.

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As a tearful Kitty Brucknell, 26, got voted off – consoled with a hug and an offer from guest performer Lady Gaga to “go get a drink!”– it was revealed that Tulisa had blasted fellow judge Gary Barlow’s “out of control ego”.

And it was also revealed that judge Kelly Rowland is embroiled in a nasty favouritism war with one of her own acts, Irish teenager Janet Devlin. Things are so bad that the pair are ­apparently no longer speaking.

Both rucks capped a stormy weekend for the ITV1 show, which was also rocked by claims that axed contestant Amelia Lily’s return was a “fix”, while a technical glitch took the live programme off air for the first time in its history.

But it is the spat between Kelly and Janet which threatens to be the most ­destructive. Janet, 17, is said to be feeling “unloved and ignored”.

She believes mentor Kelly is deliberately snubbing her in favour of fellow act Misha B.

The former Destiny’s Child star failed to spend any time with Janet in the run-up to Saturday’s show, instead concentrating on helping Misha.And on Thursday when Janet chose not to go on a night out with Kelly and Misha to see Tinie Tempah, the judge apparently said: “Good.”

The frostiness between the pair was evident on Saturday’s show after Janet sang a slow version of Queen’s Somebody to Love.

Gary Barlow slated it as “boring”. But rather than stick up for her act, 30-year-old Kelly simply said: “Janet worked really hard this week and went back to her roots. I respect her for that.”

An insider said the tension between the two had reached boiling point and would only get worse next week because Kelly now has Amelia Lily to look after as well. Amelia was voted back on to the show at the weekend to replace Frankie Cocozza, who was axed for taking cocaine.

The source said: “Kelly spent a lot of last week promoting her own album and so didn’t have much time for her girls.

“The little she did have went on helping Misha and Janet felt very left out.

“Then there was a plan for the three of them to see Tinie Tempah and when Janet said she didn’t want to go, Kelly made it clear she was pleased that it would just be her and Misha. She actually said ‘Good’ when she heard Janet wasn’t going.

“Now Janet feels unloved and ignored. She is convinced that Kelly will devote all her time to Misha and Amelia and none to her. But Kelly can’t just ignore her, it simply isn’t fair. Janet is only 17.

“She needs Kelly to look after her a bit, otherwise this is all going to go horribly wrong. As it stands, the pair are barely speaking and Janet is really p***** off.”

Judges Tulisa and Gary are also at loggerheads after he tried to interfere with the way she mentors her one remaining act, girl group Little Mix.

After the main show, Gary explained why he had branded them “predictable”.

He said: “They had great vocals but what I want to see is something different. Then Tulisa let it slip in the corridor that they will be doing something different next week, so OK, fair enough, now she’s listening to me.”

Denying his remarks had anything to do with it, Tulisa fired back: “His ego is out of control, isn’t it? Gary could have a party with his ego, he really could. We should have a birthday party just for his ego.”

The row rumbled on backstage and the pair were not speaking as they left the X Factor studio. One insider said: “Tulisa can’t believe Gary is trying to take the credit for Little Mix trying a new style next week.

“Tulisa made it quite clear that she doesn’t need his help when it comes to knowing what’s best for the group.

“He may be in a successful band, but so is she, and Tulisa really thinks he is getting above himself in the ego department.”

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Also over the weekend, the show had to contend with two technical glitches.

First a power failure at the BT Tower blacked out the first 15 minutes of ­Saturday’s show. Then ITV’s Scottish arm, STV, seemed to give away that Amelia Lily had won the viewer vote and would be returning to the show at 8.06pm – more than an hour before the phone lines closed at 9.17pm.

Denying a fix, an ITV spokesman insisted: “STV has no visibility of the vote or any connection to it. It was an error which saw stories about all four contestants erroneously published in advance of the vote being finalised.”

3X FACTOR and BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing were neck and neck in the ratings on Saturday. Both shows peaked at 11.8million viewers.


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