The judge gets emotional following family death

Dannii Minogue broke down live on air on The X Factor Australia on Sunday night.

The judge was overwhelmed with emotion after her contestant Dami Im sang the ballad Bridge Over Troubled Water and Dannii admitted that she was feeling tearful following the death of her grandmother.

I had the roughest week ever. That was for my parents and my grandfather, that song tonight,’ Dannii, 41, told her young hopeful.

I’ve had the toughest time. You’ve been my absolute angel and for anyone else out there who ever had a tough time that is the song, you need to connect the energy of the song.’

Kylie‘s emotional sister wiped away tears and was comforted by fellow panellists Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Redfoo.

Dannii posted a snap of herself with protégé Dami, 24, on Tumblr after the show and spoke of how she hoped the song would help others going through difficult times.

Dami’s song this week, Bridge Over Troubled Water, was for anyone going through a tough time or anyone who needs to feel a little hope,’ she writes.

Dami helped me dedicate this performance tonight to my family and my beautiful Grandmother who just recently passed away.

This week UK X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne has just reignited her long-running feud with Dannii by making unflattering remarks about her in her new autobiography.

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