Amelia Lily advises X Factor 2012 hopefuls to stand up for themselves

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Former X Factor finalist Amelia Lily has advised this year's wannabes to stick up for themselves

Amelia, who was booted out in the first live show, revealed she hated the way she was dressed on the live shows.

Asked for her words of advice for this year's crop of X Factor finalists, Amelia said: "To be yourself and try not to the talked into things that aren't you.

"That first week I hated the way they dressed me but I felt I couldn't say anything. "

But Amelia, who releases her debut single You Bring Me Joy this week, was quick to praise the show for what's done for her.

The 17-year-old said: "Literally I think like the luckiest person in the world - it's like a massive whirlwind."

However, despite reports, the teenager revealed she had never spoken to Simon Cowell at all!

Amelia Lily's You Bring Me Joy is out to download now.

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