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Tuesday, 23 October, 2007

Kimberley disappointed by Sharon’s Strop

After being the first contestant to leave the final rounds of the X Factor 2007 competition, 19 year old Kimberley Southwick said that what hurt her most was the behaviour of her mentor, Sharon Osbourne.

“She really threw a strop, didn’t she? I would have liked her to be holding my hand longer. I was really shocked by her exit from the show. I just think she took it very personally, really.” said Kimberley.

Despite her performance being described by Simon Cowell as ‘karaoke on a big budget’, Kimberley has no regrets about her song choice.

“They gave me such a fun single. If they had given me a belter, I could have held it better but it just wouldn’t have been me.”

And who does Kimberley want to win this series of the X Factor now that she’s out the competition?

“I think Nikki will win – and I hope she does. She doesn’t live too far away from me either, so that will be good. She’s great and she’s got a lot more to show.”

Saturday, 20 October, 2007

Kimberley the first act to leave X Factor 2007

It was a bit of a shaky start for X Factor 2007, with many performances below potential with the pressure of the first live show.

The two act showdown for the acts with the lowest number of votes was between two of Sharon’s acts – Alisha and Kimberley. Sharon then refused to vote – which was actually quite handy, with there being four judges this year, and thus easy potential for a deadlock.

Worse was to come for Kimberley, as she missed her cue at the start of her final performance of “It’s Raining Men”.

Simon voted to send Kimberley home ‘on the basis that it’s a singing competition’, whilst Dannii opted to vote for the removal of Alisha.
That left Louis with the casting vote, and he chose to keep Alisha for another week.

Girl’s song Choices for Saturday 20th October

There were plenty of tears when Sharon Osbourne chose her final three to represent the female 14-24 category. Let’s hope there are only tears of joy for them tonight as they sing:

Emily – I Knew you Were Waiting For Me
Kimberley – It’s Raining Men
Alisha – Dreams

Monday, 8 October, 2007

X Factor Live Shows – Girls Finalists

It was a tough decision for Sharon Osbourne, who had the task of selecting the best three under-25 girls. Her decision was:

Alisha Bennett
Kimberley Southwick
Emily Nakanda