X Factor 2012: MK1 back Louis Walsh: 'We rate him highly' (VIDEO)

MK1 (The X Factor 2012)

X Factor duo MK1 have backed their mentor Louis Walsh over last weekend's live show drama.

Louis came in for a bit of a kicking from the other judges, first for the performances from his groups on Saturday night and then for a controversial decision to take the vote to deadlock during Sunday's results show.

After MK1's first live performance on Saturday night, Gary Barlow suggested that Louis couldn't have been working that closely with the duo.

He said: "Louis, what part of that performance did you have an input in?"

But MK1 - made up of Charlie and Simone - told us: "We rate Louis highly as a mentor, he's got experience, he's got nine series. He's given us a lot of advice and tips to stay strong in the competition."

And discussing Sunday's results show, Charlie said: "It was really difficult. Whether he made the right decision, who's to say, we all love that Rylan is still here but we're sad Carolynne has gone because we loved her."

Watch our chat with MK1 below...

The X Factor 2012 continues on Saturday night on ITV1.

This weekend will see the remaining contestants singing tracks with a love and heartbreak theme before the public vote once again, and one more act is eliminated on Sunday night's second results show, which will also feature performances from Taylor Swift and Rebecca Ferguson.

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