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X Factor reject Kitty: I wanted to do more raunchy routines

Albertina Lloyd

Published 15/11/2011 | 07:56

Kitty Brucknell
Kitty Brucknell

X Factor reject Kitty Brucknell has claimed she had to tone down her routines on the show to cater for the family audience.

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The singer - who wore a flashing silver one-piece swimsuit and knee-length boots for one performance - said she wanted more "raunchy routines" which she felt represented her as an artist.



Brucknell - who was axed from the show on Sunday - also said some remaining contestants were unhappy that Amelia Lily Oliver had been brought back into the competition.



Oliver was sent home in the very first week of the live shows by mentor Kelly Rowland, but is now favourite to win after being voted back into the line-up following Frankie Cocozza's dismissal.



Brucknell said: "It's one of those things that I'm not in the show anymore so I can't really comment - but I think there's a few people in the show who are like 'Oh it's not really fair'. It kind of is and it kind of isn't.



"I think there's a huge expectation of her now, so she's got to hold up to that end of the bargain now as well, and I think if she has a bad week a lot of people will be disappointed."



Speaking of her routines on the show, the 26-year-old former Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera impersonator said: "I felt a little bit restricted yeah, because it's a family show.



"I wanted to do more raunchy routines and stuff like that.



"There was a whole bunch of things that I wanted to do on X Factor, but you know there's a time limit as well, you can only do two minutes."



Brucknell insisted she held no grudges against judges Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos, who both gave her harsh words of criticism.



She said: "It's one of those things that's a bit panto and they have to say something. It was quite obvious that I would go home, just from how the show works, it was quite obvious."



Brucknell admitted she was "a bit gutted" to be chosen to perform first on this week's live show, as she suggested the running order could have affected her chances.



Brucknell was comforted by Lady Gaga on Sunday night after she was given the boot, and said meeting the superstar was a "really emotional experience".



"She was really great and gave me a big pep talk and told me lots of really cool things, so I'm really excited," said Brucknell.



"She was really helpful. There were a lot of questions that I wanted to ask her about breaking into the music industry and she told me all about her troubles - it was really interesting."



Brucknell added: "She knew that I was a big fan, but she said she got me completely. She said I was definitely being me."



Saturday's show was late on air following a power failure which affected transmissions from BT Tower in London.



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