X Factor 2012: Simon Cowell impressed by guest judge Rita Ora

Rita Ora (X Factor 2012)

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has been so impressed by guest judge Rita Ora, that he even put on a private jet for her to allow her to take part in more auditions.

Rita joined Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa on The X Factor panel on Monday, and was asked to take part in yesterday's how too.

But the young singer had to make her way to a Coldplay gig in Manchester by the evening, although it wasn't a problem for Simon.

The ridiculously rich music mogul charted a posh private yet for the 21-year-old to make the concert.

“Simon and the show’s producers were really impressed by Rita. She was warm and funny, and gave everybody constructive criticism," a source said today. “She did get laughed at for asking identical twins if they were the same age but the audience responded really well to her."

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the insider went on: “When they asked her to stay another day, they knew it would mean she had to make a quick jaunt to the Coldplay gig.

"She had been planning to get a helicopter but X Factor chartered her the jet as a thank-you.”

Former X Factor champ Leona Lewis was called in to replace Rita during yesterday's evening try outs.

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