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Shooting from the lip: X Factor quotes

Shooting from the lip: X Factor quotes
Shooting from the lip: X Factor quotes (Image credit: Ken McKay)

What have those poor X Factor contestants let themselves in for? Not only are they baring their voices on national television, they also have to face the show's infamously sharp-tongued judges. The panel's put-downs have reduced many contestants to tears and tantrums. In one audition, a girl even tried to throw a drink at Louis Walsh after he rubbished her singing – only for him to get there first and throw one at her! For we viewers, these catty comments are all part of the fun. Here is a selection of our favourite quotes from the panel that we love to hate.. Simon Cowell "You look like that character from Little Britain... Vicky Pollard. You look like a man dressed as a woman." "You have zero chance of ever, ever, ever having success." "You look a bit barmy when you sing. I think you’d scare our audience away." "Your confidence is slightly... deluded." "You are fabulously awful." "I've never heard anything more boring in my life. I could sell you as a sleeping aid." "That sounded like you were screaming at a neighbour!" "You doing that ballad is like casting Ricky Gervais as Rambo." "I've got be honest, your outfit is horrendous." "In every possible way, you got it wrong." Sharon Osbourne "There's a problem with your voice. You can't sing." "You’ve got no star quality about you. No charisma." "Go on, say it with me... you're absolutely useless!" Simon: "Sharon, is he in?"

Sharon: "No. (To contestant) And you're barking." "I'm going to say no. But could we have one more monkey noise before you go?" “Oh! He can’t sing a note!” “You guys just brought a new meaning to the word ‘singing’.” "Bizarre... very bizarre." Louis Walsh "You look like the odd couple." "You're like something on in Blackpool. At a variety show. At the bottom of the bill." "Absolutely 100 per cent rubbish." "That was car-crash territory." "You're an idiot." Dannii Minogue ???

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