Emmanuel Kelly axed from The X Factor
Remember Emmanuel Kelly from The X Factor Australia? (Here’s his awesome audition) He was booted from the competition this week by Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian after forgetting lyrics at boot camp. I’m gutted! Why Guy? Why? He’s Australia’s sweetheart!
From She Knows:
He captured Australia’s hearts with his emotional story of returning from war in Iraq and a rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine. In the end, though, Emmanuel Kelly, a 17-year-old from Melbourne, just couldn’t hack it in X Factor boot camp. Judge Guy Sebastian told the contestant, “Yesterday you were great, today the challenge was not met,” after Kelly fudged the lyrics to a song several times during a performance. Singer Wynter Gordon, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, helped Sebastian pick his top six singers.
Fans stormed Twitter spouting off their outrage that Kelly, who is garnering fame beyond Australia, was axed. One, more positive message came from Yoko Ono, who put up Kelly’s Imagine performance on her web site and told the young singer her late husband would have been proud of him.