McFly's empathy for X Factor stars
McFly are sticking up for controversial X Factor contestant Katie Waissel.
Frontman Tom Fletcher chose Katie as one of his favourites, and reckoned it is tough for her to adjust to her instant fame, after she has continued to grab the headlines.
"There's some really good talent this year like Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson, Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel," he said.
"It's tough because there are some talented people and they just become from nobody to the most famous person in the country. It's hard for them to deal with but it's an incredible opportunity. They have people judging if they're good enough to do our job, which is a horrible thing."
Bandmate Harry Judd added: "People are entitled to their opinions. I don't know why people have such a dislike when they don't know her.
"Our fame was all spread out but theirs is so condensed into months and it's front page news."
Danny Jones chipped in: "What makes it harder is you're doing your thing and singing, and you come out to a world of opinions and everyone's judging you. It must mess with your head."
:: McFly's new album Above The Noise is available now.