X Factor 2011: Why we're backing Kitty Brucknell!

Kitty Brucknell

If we're brutally honest, there aren't many good acts on this year's X Factor, but Kitty Brucknell is for us the stand out. While she's unfortunately unlikely to get very near the final, let alone win, we'll be backing her as long as she remains on the show.

But why?

Firstly, Kitty is herself. For some, that may be an annoying attention seeker, but no one can say that the kooky performer is fake and trying to pretend to be someone she's not. Yes, she's desperate, but they all are - and at least Kitty is honest.

"I really, really want to win," she told us backstage at the weekend. "I want to prove that you can be different and make a difference. There's a culture in this country, we like the same safe and predictable people."

And she's right - the past shows have seen dullards such as Matt Cardle and Joe McElderry top the votes only to be dropped soon after.

In our backstage chat, which took place before Saturday's show, Kitty also insisted she wasn't going to change just to win votes. Doing in a squeaky voiced impression of Katie Wassiel from last year's show, Kitty said: "There's not going to be any of this 'Here's a new me next week, this is the real me'. No, no...that's the most irritating thing in the world!"

But by far the biggest reason we'll be backing Kitty is that, ultimately, she is one of the most talented singers remaining on the show.

Admittedly that's mainly by default, thanks to some shocking choices made at both judges' houses and in the public votes this year, but out of what's left, Kitty comes out on top by a long way.

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