X Factor’s Brian Friedman slams Lauren Platt: ‘She let me down, now we know her limitations’

The choreographer wasn't impressed with Lauren's performance


by Owen Tonks |
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There’s no doubt Lauren Platt can sing – when she opens her mouth on the X Factor and blasts sound across the nation it almost brings a tear to our eye (just the right one), especially when she slows those tracks down to MAKE THEM HER OWN.

But the show’s creative director Brian Friedman thinks she has a long way to go before she will comfortably have the whole popstar package.

Lauren was seen taking instruction from her mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on Saturday night’s show as she was told to really perform her dance routine with passion, but it seems there was a bit of a problem.

Brian was not impressed...
Brian was not impressed...

In his Daily Mirror column, Brian wrote: “There was a lot of drama with Lauren Platt’s dance routine – she literally had three seconds, but it was like we were asking her to do an Olympic run.

“She didn’t embrace it. She got on stage at the live show and threw it away.

“She could have had a stellar performance. I thought it would be a standout moment in the show and it did let me down.

“Now we know her limitations.”


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X Factor 2014 24 finalists

The Boys - Andrea Faustini1 of 24

The Boys - Andrea Faustini

Age: 20From: Rome, Italy

Danny Dearden2 of 24

Danny Dearden

Age 23From: Rochdale

Paul Akister3 of 24

Paul Akister

Age: 25From: Lancashire

Jordan Morris4 of 24

Jordan Morris

Age: 20From: London

Jake Quickenden5 of 24

Jake Quickenden

Age: 26From: Scunthorpe

Jack Walton6 of 24

Jack Walton

Age 18From: Townville

The Girls - Lola Saunders7 of 24

The Girls - Lola Saunders

Age: 20From: Southshields

Stephanie Nala8 of 24

Stephanie Nala

Age: 20From: Hertfordshire

Emily Middlemas9 of 24

Emily Middlemas

Age: 15From: Glasgow

Chloe Jasmine10 of 24

Chloe Jasmine

Age: 24From: West London

Lauren Platt11 of 24

Lauren Platt

Age: 16From: Essex

Kerrianne Covell12 of 24

Kerrianne Covell

Age: 23From: Teeside

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe13 of 24

The Overs - Helen Fulthorpe

Age: 33From: Cardiff

Fleur East14 of 24

Fleur East

Age: 26From: East London

Lizzy Pattinson15 of 24

Lizzy Pattinson

Age: 31From: Barnes

Jay James16 of 24

Jay James

Age: 31From: Sandersfoot, Wales

Stevi Ritchie17 of 24

Stevi Ritchie

Age: 34From: Essex

Ben Haenow18 of 24

Ben Haenow

Age: 29From: Croydon

The Groups - Only The Young19 of 24

The Groups - Only The Young

Concept20 of 24


New Girl Band21 of 24

New Girl Band

The Brooks22 of 24

The Brooks

New Boy Band23 of 24

New Boy Band

Blonde Electric24 of 24

Blonde Electric

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