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X Factor 2013: Nicole Scherzinger accused of 'selfish' Sam Bailey duet

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Nicole Scherzinger has been accused of trying to steal Sam Bailey’s limelight in last night’s X Factor 2013 final.

Speaking before the duet, Sam said: “I can’t believe that I am duetting with The Nicole Scherzinger. I can’t wait to sing alongside her on that stage, I can’t wait!”

The paired performed Jennifer Hudson’s And I’m Telling You from musical Dreamgirls together, but it was a performance that was plagued by technical difficulties.

Even putting aside the random voices heard over the top of the two singers, Nicole’s been accused of trying to make the song all about her.

Fans have claimed that the Pussycat Doll singer had all the “best” lines of the track and took on the big notes of the famous tune.

One viewer complained: “They gave her all the best parts of the song. How ridiculous.”

Another added: “It was like they were trying to out sing each other, instead of singing with each other.”

After the performance – which Gary Barlow described as the best of the night – Nicole said: “I just want to thank Mrs O for putting us together, thank you so much Mrs O. We love you and this series wouldn’t be the same without you.”

She added of Sam: “This one is right in the middle of glory and it was an honour to share the stage with her.”

However despite singing with Sam, Nicole insisted she was still an impartial judge.

“Last year I had two acts in the final, now Louis knows what that feels like. He is a little tired right now. I can relax and just support all three of the contestants,” she explained. “[But] I think that Sam Bailey is the favourite.”

The X Factor 2013 final continues tonight on ITV from 7:30PM, featuring performances from Gary Barlow, Elton John, Katy Perry and One Direction.

Browse pictures of Saturday’s X Factor 2013 final performances below…

  • ella

    WTF nicole was being very selfish we all know that she has a good voice she doent need to rub it in sams face that was supposed to be her night nicole kept on singing louder than sam i coulnt even hear sam singing for fucks sake that selfish bitch!!!!!

  • aaron

    OMG i knw right i couldnt even hear sam..nicole was way louder than her..sam should have been the star why was nicole kept on singing louder than her showing off.,.i really wanted to hear sam sing as well..selfish COW!!

    • Lietter Martinez

      you know what they say on acting. there is never a small part. just small actors.

    • Mary Davis

      You couldn’t hear Sam because she was overwhelmed by the beauty, glamour and vocal range around her. Get off it.

  • cecile

    time nicole goes on stage for a duet there is a glitch with the sound.

  • John

    Well at least Sam wasn’t embarrassed by having to duet with a bankrupt member of a disbanded boy band ..

  • CSol

    Correction, That is a Jennifer Holliday song. Jennifer Hudson did her own cover, but the original will always be Jennifer Holliday!

  • contrary mary

    HI ALL

    JUST WATCHED THE FINAL CLIP ON YOU TUBE

    WHAT THE MAJORITY OF YOU ARE SAYING SMACKED ME IN THE FACE INSTANTLY

    NICOLE HAS ALWAYS BEING QUITE BLAND AND PREDICTABLE – A CROWD PLEASER AND VERY CONSCIOUS AND CONSIDERED, NOT AT ALL SPONTANEOUS, IN WHAT FEEDBACK SHE GIVES TO THE PUBLIC

    She wanted to be centre stage,- and no worries girl you were! Which by the way you should be thoroughly ashamed of and at the same time question your’e worryingly low self esteem?

    This was all about you Nicole, you have had and have your future chances in You’re existing connections. Hence your’e low self esteem. Why would you need Sam for your chance / look in,if you have the talent and connections anyway?

    This was Sam’s night not your’s but still you took over. Hence the question of your’e low self esteem? Why could you not allow Sam to shine?

    Well done – a good transparent job. Nothing tonight surprised me at all – sorry but it really did not – at all. The superficiality shone throughout the show from your outfit to your performance(and hours of practice l bet)

    l have nothing against you Nicole and wish you well – but l am a good judge of character.

    • Mary Davis

      kkkk and you’re aware that they were practicing and each was told which part to sing in the song right? What if Sam was unable to hit the big notes that Nicole was able to hit? Now that you have said all your not so much into Nicole bla bla I look at it as Nicole being professional and sung as a seasoned one for that. Nicole is a beautiful talented woman who puts in her 150% of everything she does don’t hate, to which you’re a hater of Nicole.

  • josh

    Nicole and Sam Baileys Performance was Shamazing…. By the way Nicole did not choose what verse or what lyric to sing, its the vocal coaches and song directors that decide that and Nicole is not a competitive women, I personally know her and she would never do something like this. Please don’t believe everything you believe on a news blog!!

  • Mary Davis

    If y’all think that Sam a cruise-ship singer is better than Nicole then why did the coaches give her the parts they gave her in the song? It’s because they know that Nicole can sing/sung/sang anything so don’t even compare Nicole to anyone period. You’re complaining like little kids grow up and know that life is not even. Way to go Nicole, love you gal.