X Factor 2011: Kelly Rowland still mentoring Amelia Lily

Amelia Lily

X Factor 2011 judge has told Amelia Lily she's still going to be her mentor, despite the 16-year-old's exit from the competition at the weekend. The talented teenager became one of four acts axed in a cruel twist after the first live show on Saturday night.

Amelia told local newspaper Darlington and Stockton Times: “It is literally the hardest thing you could possibly ever go through in your life. It is like having your heart ripped out.

But Amelia revealed that Kelly had been more than positive about her future.

“[Kelly] said that I don’t need this to get where I want to be," Amelia explained. “She said I need to be doing my own stuff and not coming on the stage every week doing covers because I’m already game ready.

“She also said that I’m gonna be worldwide, so I couldn’t ask for better feedback from her.

“She said to me ‘I’m still your mentor, Amelia, even if you’re not in the competition any more, you ring me, you text me, you email me whenever you want for advice and I’ll always be here’, and I really appreciate that from her.”

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