X Factor 2016: Rebekah Ryan branded "desperate" as Sharon Osbourne sends her home

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Rebekah Ryan was branded "desperate" on The X Factor's Six Chair Challenge tonight.

Rebekah previously had a record deal when she was 17 and her single You Lift Me Up charted at Number 26 back in the 1990s.

And long time X Factor fans might also remember Rebekah performing in the competition back in series 4 in 2007.

"When you're dropped... it just stripped away every bit of confidence I had. At a young age I felt like such a failure. I needed to rebuild myself, get back to normality," Rebekah said during her first audition.

At the room try outs, Rebekah began by singing Hozier's Take Me to Church but was quickly stopped by the judges.

Asked for a second song, Sarah McLachlan's Angel got Rebekah back on form and all the way through to tonight's six chair challenge.

Recalling her first audition, Rebekah told cameras tonight: "Standing in front of those judges, I've never experienced anything like it, I really was petrified."

She added: "For me, bootcamp was really one of the toughest experiences of my live."

After singing Annie Lennox's Why on stage at Wembley Arena in the Six Chair Challenge, Rebekah was met with a lukewarm reception.

Louis Walsh said: "You really did sing your heart out... for me, there is something missing, it was a bit desperate."

Rebekah responded openly: "It is desperate, and I'm going to say it's desperate, I'm 40 years old and I want it, I want it."

Nicole Scherzinger added: "I wanted you to stand up there and sing that song from a place of strength and you didn't, you don't need to do that."

Rebekah said: "That's who I am, I am emotional and I am a fighter."

Simon Cowell told her: "I like you and I like the fact you wear your heart on your sleeve."

It was then over to Sharon Osbourne to see if Rebekah could get a chair but sadly it was a no as Rebekah bowed out of the competition.

The X Factor 2016 airs Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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