X Factor 2012 criticised for 'misleading editing' during auditions


The X Factor 2012 has been criticised for misleading editing during this year's audition shows.

It follows complaints after last weekend's show, which saw hopeful Daizy being apparently rejected by the judges for her nerves.

Tulisa was seen telling her: “I think at points in the song you let the nerves get the better of you.

“I think you just need to sort out your confidence.”

But it's been revealed that Daizy had actually wowed the judges, and sailed through to bootcamp.

“For ­anyone watching it looked like Daizy had completely mucked up and went home disappointed," a source told the Daily Star Sunday today. “They had no idea that she ­actually stunned the crowd and the judges.

“When she finished singing she got massive applause and the ­judges told her they loved it.

“All four of them put her through to boot camp. So what people saw on TV was completely misleading. There could be lots of other singers who’ve had amazing responses but appeared to flop on the show.

“This is proof that what viewers see is quite different from what actually happens.”

The newspaper also reports that Daizy had auditioned for London in front of guest judge Rita, despite being shown in a string of clips from the Liverpool auditions, with Rita edited out.

The source added: “Anyone who was at Daizy’s audition will have been pretty surprised when she popped up in the middle of a string of Liverpool auditions.

“And Rita was nowhere to be seen. All the positive ­comments were left on the cutting room floor as well.”

An X Factor spokesman commented: “On this occasion the ­montage was showing acts who had nerves on stage, so the clip is a fair ­reflection of what ­happened on the day. We do not have the time to show every act’s audition in its entirety.

“A montage often features clips of acts from different ­auditions without showing all of the judges or whether they get a yes or a no from them.”

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