X Factor bosses in trouble for favouritism after Chloe-Jasmine Whichello gets second audition after messing up

This is all starting to feel a bit 'Cher Lloyd', isn't it?


by Anna Lewis |
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Listen – we all think that posh one, Chloe-Jasmine Whichello, from The X Factor would be great entertainment for the live shows. But should she be given special treatment just because she’s a favourite? Probably not.

Chloe, 23, fluffed her arena audition by forgetting her words and bursting into tears. But none of this was shown on ITV when the show went out at the weekend.

Instead, viewers saw Chloe sail through to the next round after impressing the judges on a different night with the song Why Don’t You Do Right.


A source told The Sun: “Chloe’s original arena audition was so bad it was never shown.

“But viewers would never have known as it wasn’t mentioned.

“On her original audition she started singing the Ella Fitzgerald song Misty but soon forgot her words, started crying and had to abandon it. It was a car crash. Unusually, she then had a private conversation with the judges at their desk for about five minutes.

“All the microphones were turned off. They were clearly consoling her and giving her advice.

“In the audition screened, the judges are pretending they hadn’t seen her since her Room performance.

“With a different song and a better performance, she got through. It’s clear bosses are absolutely desperate to keep Chloe in the show.

“The 5,000 people originally in the arena know she totally bombed — but viewers don’t.”

The X Factor judges
The X Factor judges

But a show insider has explained that Chloe was going through a rough time when she performed at Wembley, which is why she was given a second chance.

“Chloe was given a second chance as she was upset during her first performance.

“She had recently split up with her boyfriend so she wasn’t in a fit state to perform. We gave her the chance to go away and compose herself. This does happen and the only reason it wasn’t seen on the show was that there wasn’t enough time to fit all of this into the episode.”

An X Factor spokesman added: “Judges on occasion give a second chance if they feel the contestant hasn’t fulfilled their potential from their Room audition.”

So what do you think – was it fair to give Chloe a second chance?

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