Tulisa 'feared for Louis Walsh' during Zoe Alexander's X Factor audition

Zoe (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Tulisa has admitted she feared for Louis Walsh after Zoe Alexander's aggressive audition tonight.

The 22-year-old is a Pink tribute act from Caerphilly, South Wales.

Zoe told the panel: "I call myself Zoe Alexander, as Pink. But we want to get rid of the ‘as Pink’, and just want to be Zoe Alexander."

On stage and Zoe performed Pink's So What, much to the judges' annoyance.

Tulisa told her: "Okay see the problem is, you came out saying that you wanted to find your own identity, it’s very confusing for me because I did feel like I was watching a Pink tribute act

Asked for a second song, Zoe performed Emeli Sande's Next To Me but it failed to win over the panel.

Nicole said kinly: "I really like your energy up there, I think you have a pretty good voice, I honestly think that you need to go away and find yourself as an artist, who you are."

And Gary added: "Yea Zoe, I’m confused with the identity issue, coming out saying you wanted an identity and then you sing Pink, I thought that the second song was much better, but I do think you need to go away and really find your own lane and find what sounds right for your voice, because at the moment it just sounds like every other average sort of singing voice."

Zoe Alexander

But an angry Zoe hit back: "You told me to sing a Pink song! I didn’t want to sing a Pink song, you guys told me to sing a Pink song."

She added: "I didn’t want to sing a Pink song, I wanted to be me, you guys told me to sing a Pink song."

Storming off stage before the judges had even given an answer, Zoe throws her microphone onto the stage and storms off pushing the cameraman and crew out of the way.

And just when you thought it was all over, Zoe’s dad marched up to the stage, and comes onto stage with Zoe.

Feeling threatened as security step in, Tulisa warned: "Don’t come down, stay on the stage, stay on the stage."

Storming back off stage after screaming profanities at the panel, the judges can only hear the chaos going on behind the scenes.

"It’s really kicking off back there," remarks Gary. "She’s just hit the camera man!"

Speaking about the dramatic audition earlier this week, Tulisa admitted: "I didn't fear for my safety. I feared for Louis's.

"She seemed like a tough cookie and out of all the judges, I thought Louis was the one who probably needed defending."

Louis Walsh insisted that the panel hadn't done anything wrong, explaining: "We were nice to her! She came out looking like Pink and she sang a Pink song."

The X Factor airs Saturday nights on ITV1.

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