X Factor 2011: Sick Sophie Habibis ordered to rest her voice

Sophie Habibis

X Factor 2011 hopeful Sophie Habibis has been told to rest her voice in preparation for Saturday's fourth live show after falling ill. The 19-year-old has been sick this week while mentor Kelly Rowland has been sunning herself in LA!

Yesterday the youngster - who turned up to rehearsals wearing an "I'm On Voice Rest' badge - told her followers on Twitter: "Morning my beautiful people 🙂 not feeling well at all!!! Great!! Hopefully better for Saturday... How are you all feeling? [sic]"

It's a blow to the former bar maid, who finally won over Gary Barlow last weekend after criticism from the Take That star for "lacking spark" in her performances.

Following her performance of Bon Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer, Gary gushed: "At last you’re starting to make an emotional connection with your songs. Congratulations, that was a great performance.”

Meanwhile, teasing her song choice for the weekend, Sophie revealed: "This week's song is going to be very spooky!

"It already is, but we're going to add to it... and I think you will be very freaked out."

PIC: Copyright Syco/Simon Harris

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