X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow finally admits "Frankie was awful" on last week's show

Gary Barlow and Frankie Cocozza

We've been losing a bit of respect for Gary Barlow as the weeks go by, as the Take That star continues to praise the tuneless performances of some of his acts. But tonight the singer confessed what we all knew - Frankie Cocozza was truly awful at the weekend.

After being criticised by the other judges, Frankie had been told by Gary on the night: “Frankie back in the real world that was fantastic mate, well done. You responded to the song change just as I thought you would."

But chatting to the Daily Mail today, Gary confessed: "He was awful."

He continued: "He deserved to be in the bottom two. He had a really bad performance. It was a disappointing weekend for us."

However the man band star insisted the teenager would pull it out of the bag tomorrow night.

"On Monday morning I was thinking I'd made the wrong choice picking him," Gary explained. "But I think he's going to rock the show this weekend.

“He's got the opportunity in his position in the show to really steal it. When he rocks he really goes."

We’ll believe it when we see it...

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