Tulisa Contostavlos: I hope to inspire The X Factor 2011 auditionees

Tulisa Contostavlos

Rumoured new X Factor 2011 judge has said she thinks it’s great that she and her group N-Dubz inspire X Factor hopefuls, including last year's finalist Cher Lloyd. Speaking to OK! magazine, the 22-year-old added that she supported the shot even though it "fast tracked" chart toppers.

Sassy songstress told the magazine: "I can see how you can make that comparison, she does say that she's a big fan of N-Dubz and she wants to be the female Dappy, so I hear."

She added: "It's great to know we're inspiring people to get up there and do something different and bring that urban vibe to commercial side of the music industry."

The youngster is widely tipped to join this year's show, alongside Take That star Gary Barlow and US signer Kelly Rowland.

Despite her fellow N-Dubz group members previously complaining about The X Factor giving singers an unfair advantage, Tulisa seemed more open to the idea behind the show. She explained: "I believe it depends on the person. If there's a chance there, some people might not get another shot, so therefore they go and they grab it. Why not?"

You can read more in this week's OK! magazine, out now.


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