XFactor 2012: Louis Walsh 'feels he is being made a scapegoat'

Louis Walsh (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Louis Walsh reportedly feels like the scapegoat for Sunday night's elimination result.

The Irish music mogul had the fourth vote of the judges after the sing off between the bottom two placed acts, Carolynne Poole and Rylan Clark.

After much umming and erring, Louis eventually decided to save Carolynne, before changing his mind and sending it to deadlock, which ultimately saw Carolynne leave the competition.

Carolynne's mentor Gary Barlow wasn't too impressed, storming out and refusing to talk to Louis.

It was reported yesterday that Gary had threatened to quit the series after Sunday's results show, which saw Carolynne Poole eliminated over Rylan Clark.

“Gary is demanding that genuine talent should always be recognised ahead of pantomime acts like Rylan who might pull in a few more phone votes for the novelty factor," a source said.

The X Factor 2012 judges apparently held a crisis meeting in London on Tuesday, but Gary and Louis Walsh didn't speak all night!

According to the Daily Record however, Louis feels as though he's being made a scapegoat by the show's bosses.

A source told the newspaper today: “Louis was sent to Coventry. He looked very uncomfortable [at the meeting] and feels he is being made a scapegoat.”

Louis previously defended his decision, and insisted that it was the "right" thing for Carolynne to leave.

“It was a tough one as Rylan is so entertaining but she sang her heart out there [in the sing off],” Louis said.

He added: “It was the right thing… She got the least amount of votes.”

The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday night on ITV1, with the results show following on Sunday night with performances from Taylor Swift and Rebecca Ferguson.

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