XFactor 2012: Jade Ellis says Lucy Spraggan should've performed on Saturday

Jade Ellis (X Factor 2012)

Jade Ellis has claimed that Lucy Spraggan should have sung on The X Factor at the weekend, despite illness.

Jade became the latest singer to leave the show on Sunday's latest X Factor 2012 results, after singing off against Union J.

The judges decided to send Jade home over the boy group, with only mentor Tulisa opting to save her.

Lucy didn't perform, with bosses saying that the 21-year-old was too ill to sing.

But Jade was ill last weekend, and admitted she still wasn't "100%" when performing on Saturday.

"I haven’t seen how ill Lucy is but for her to be pulled from the show it must be serious. I never had any intention of missing the show," Jade said.

She told Yahoo OMG: “Even if my leg was falling off I would have hopped onto stage either way!”

Former X Factor 2012 finalists MK1 have also hit out at Lucy Spraggan's free pass into the next round.

Speaking to STV, MK1's Charlie and Sim said: "I think in terms of away from Lucy Spraggan, away from it being Lucy, I don’t think it’s right for someone to not perform and not to be in the elimination process.

“I think if you’re not going to perform your fans will still vote for you anyway. I just feel it’s a bit… I don’t know what the word is. But it’s a bit 'not right' to bypass the elimination section. I think if you’re not going to perform you should still be up for elimination and hopefully your fans will still vote for you."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] continues next Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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