X Factor: Sami Brookes was "really upset" by Louis Walsh forcing her to sing Cher

Sami Brookes

X Factor contestant Sami Brookes has blasted her own mentor Louis Walsh for his song choices, saying she was "really upset" after having to sing Cher's If I Could Turn Back Time. Despite it being another big karaoke number, Louis insisted the 31-year-old perform the track.

And sure enough Gary Barlow wasn't impressed, saying: "We are trying to find someone who can sell albums, singles, CDs and someone who can be a star. After that performance tonight Sami, you’re going to be none of the above!"

Speaking on Xtra Factor, Sami moaned: "I wasn’t given the right song and I wrote down 20 songs, the ones I would love to do. I like listening to ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’ but it is a karaoke song and Louis said to me let’s move away from karaoke.

"I would have loved to get my teeth into a Bon Jovi classic or Bryan Adams, like a man’s song so I could change it up a little bit. I was really upset that I had the song that I had, but I tried to be a bit positive about it.

Calling for viewers to vote for her, Sami added: "Gary knows what I’m capable of, I know and I’d love to stay in the competition long enough to prove that I’ve got more to give."

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