X Factor 2012: Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow clash over Rylan Clark

Rylan Clark (X Factor 2012)

X Factor 2012 judges Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow clashed over Rylan Clark following tonight's second live show.

For his performance, Rylan had performed a mash up of dance tracks including Groove Is In The Heart, Gangnam Style & Pump Up The Jam.

But Gary wasn't happy, telling him: "Rylan if is this a competition for how many songs you could kill in two minutes you would win. The best bit was my song!

"It was just to cover up for the fact you cant sing. I'm never going to like this."

Speaking on Xtra Factor and Nicole backed up Rylan.

She said: "I hope he's not in the bottom, he's given it his all tonight. I just need people to vote for him, come on Essex. Everyone loves a bit of Rylan!

"Everyone else is just standing there singing while he's been dancing and singing."

And Nicole added: "I warned Rylan, don't mess around with Gary!"

Gary hit back: "Oh yes, he's not entertaining.

"I've got to be honest, I'm here because I want to find talent, I think people tune into this show for talent, it really is. It's all about talent."

The Take That star added: "Ultimately, by the end of the competition, when we get to the final three it will be all down to talent."

The X Factor 2012 continues tonight at 8:00PM on ITV1 with the latest results show.

Last night saw the remaining contestants singing tracks with a love and heartbreak theme before the public voted once again.

Tonight's show will see the second elimination of the series, as well as performances from US country star Taylor Swift and former X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson.

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