X Factor 2016: Sharon Osbourne sticks up for Honey G after avoiding axe again


Sharon Osbourne has hit back at Honey G's haters on The X Factor.

Genuine Urban Artist Honey G avoided the chop again on Sunday night, prompting some boos from the live audience in the studio.

But Honey G's mentor Sharon reckons the rapper more than deserves her place in the competition.

"Who would have thought that when Honey came to audition she was going to be an Internet hit. Would you have thought?" Sharon said at the weekend.

She told The Sun newspaper: “She is an upper for everyone. Love her or hate her people still want to see what she’s going to do next week.

“This is a singing contest but it’s also there for entertainment.”

Now into her forth week of the competition, Honey G is preparing for Fright Night with her mentor.

Sharon admitted: “I can be pretty wicked. No idea what I’ll do with Honey yet. I wonder if they’re allowed to dress up.”

While Honey G survived the results on Sunday, her and Sharon's fellow Overs category singer Relley C did not.

Relley was sent home in the sing-off having returned to the show after previously getting to judges' houses back in 2013.

Sharon said: “It doesn’t get any easier. You get attached and I remembered Relley from three years ago and when she turned up at the auditions.

“A lot of people come on the show and when they come off they’re a bit of a pain but this one’s a keeper.”

The X Factor 2016 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV from 8PM.

It's Halloween weekend and Louisa Johnson has been booked to perform new single So Good on Sunday night.

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