X Factor 2012: Nicole says rubbish finalists need to up their game!

Nicole Scherzinger (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger had confessed that this year's bunch of finalists aren't up to scratch.

Despite the judges' claims that this year's singers are the most talented yet, Nicole has admitted that last week saw some poor performances.

The former Pussycat Doll singer didn't name any names, but speaking at the Cosmopolitan UK Ultimate Woman Of The Year Awards last night, Nicole claimed that the acts needed to up their game to impress her.

She said: "I wasn't impressed with some of the talent last week.

"It was kind of down week for me as I am only as good as what the contestants come up with every week and last week it was kind of an off week for me and some of the contestants."

Meanwhile discussing [tag]Gary Barlow[/tag] and [tag]Tulisa Contostavlos[/tag]'s spat at the weekend, Nicole confessed that Gary's fag ash breath remark went over her head.

She added: "I don't know what they were talking about because we don't have that saying in America. I had Tulisa's back and I know Gary apologised."

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor UK[/cat] continues this 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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