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Saturday 31 January 2015

I was never right, says Devlin

Janet Devlin lost out in the sing-off with Misha B
Janet Devlin lost out in the sing-off with Misha B

X Factor reject Janet Devlin has declared she was never right for the contest - and insisted she didn't mind losing out on a place in the semi-final.

The flame-haired 17-year-old was booted out on Sunday night after a tense sing-off with fellow hopeful Misha B.

Judge Kelly Rowland's decision to abstain from voting for either of her acts meant Janet was automatically sent home. But the teenager insisted she was "fine" with her mentor opting out on Sunday's result show which drew an average 12.2 million audience.

"I'm glad Misha's there because she is so deserving of being there, she works so hard, she wants it so badly, it's so true that she deserved it more than I did," Janet said.

"I'm not X Factor material, and I've said this from the audition, I'm just who I am. I don't think it's what The X Factor wanted. I'm just glad they still gave me the opportunity to be on the live shows."

The singer explained: "What I sing and what music I like is not the X Factor. (The X Factor) is material with someone that can top the charts, it's popular music.

"What I bring to my own music is the music that I like, which is quite underground."

Janet, from Omagh, Co Tyrone, forgot some of the words to 90s' Hanson hit Mmm Bop on Saturday night's show, later blaming the mistake on feeling like she was "going to throw up".

The student refused to elaborate on what had made her feel ill, but admitted: "The child in me just wanted to run and go get a hug. That's the thing, it is scary, but the person in me just stood up and said, 'I'm going to get on with the song and just finish it'."

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