X Factor 2011: OMG! Kelly Rowland wanted to axe Janet Devlin!

Janet Devlin

We were fairly sure that Kelly Rowland was completely in love with Janet Devlin on The X Factor, but according to show insiders, the former Destiny's Child singer was torn between axing either her or Amelia Lily on Sunday night!

Sporting a new red haired look at the weekend, Janet closed the show with a brilliant performance of Coldplay's Fix You, but it seems it didn't fully convince Kelly.

Despite the show's editing making it appear as though she was deciding between Sophie and Amelia, sources say Kelly's real decision was really between Janet and Amelia.

"In the end, she chose to keep Janet in the competition as she felt she was more unique and would appeal to the public more," a source told the Irish Herald.


"It was such a tough choice for her. She was really upset about having to lose one of her acts, it was very emotional for her."

Meanwhile Janet herself has said she's not looking too forward to facing the public vote this weekend, and who can blame her? There's been some surprise outcomes in the past in the Girls category, with the likes of Laura White and Lucie Jones finding themselves in the bottom two during the early stages.

Janet revealed to the Irish Herald: "It was very hard this week. It was hard with the judges deciding and it will be hard with the public voting but hopefully I'll have done enough to go through."

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