Former X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson has defended Rylan Clark, saying that the show needs entertainment acts.
In an interview with DigitalSpy, Rebecca said the show needed stars like Rylan and Wagner to stop the programme from getting "too serious".
The Liverpudlian singer said: "I remember at the time I was on the show, people gave Wagner a really hard time. I just loved him - he didn't bother me at all.
"People were like, 'It's about the music', and I was just like, 'He's having a ball!' He's up there dancing away and has all kinds of gorgeous girls around him and I was just like, 'He's having fun'."
Rebecca told the website: "At the time when I was on the show, it didn't bother me at all. When you're watching The X Factor it's nice to have that entertainment factor.
"It's a Saturday night entertainment programme and it could get too serious if we didn't have bits of fun in it."
Rebecca, who performed her new song Backtrack on the show last Sunday, previously backed Rylan Clark to win the show this year.
She told the Huffington Post: "I really loved Rylan actually, I got chatting with him and he's a nice person. I like Jahmene too, I liked them all."
The X Factor 2012 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV1.
This weekend will see the remaining eleven finalists singing tracks with a Club Classics theme, while JLS and Labrinth will guest star on Sunday night's third live results show.