X Factor 2011: 'Kelly Rowland has favourites' says Amelia Lily

Amelia Lily

Axed X Factor contestant Amelia Lily has hinted that she knew she'd be leaving on last night's results show, accusing Kelly Rowland of favouring Janet Devlin. There were no surprises when the Irish teenager was the first of the four girls to be named safe on last night's show.

And it's fair to say Kelly has made no secret of her love for the now red haired singer, who wowed with a cover of Coldplay's Fix You on last night's show.

Speaking on This Morning, Amelia said: “I always kind of thought that Janet was one of her favourites right back to Janet’s very first audition.”

But Amelia insisted she didn't hold any grudges with her former mentor, adding: “Kelly was an inspiration not just to the girls category but to all of the contestants and she loved all of us individually in our own little way."

16-year-old Amelia, one of four acts to be eliminated last night, also suggested it was her song choice that cost her the competition.

She explained: “I think all the girls had really safe songs but my song was a massive risk. It was Michael Jackson, what a risk, especially for me, I’m a girl and I’m young."

However the blonde youngster continued: "But I thought, do you know what, this competition is about taking risks and it’s a massive challenge and I thought I’m going to do this and make it my own and I did. I was happy with my performance, I thought not many people could pull of Billie Jean the way I did it.”

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