Now's Editor-at-Large Dan Wootton reveals the truth behind that shocking audition

It was the most explosive audition in X Factor history.

Pink impersonator Zoe Alexander ‘lost it’ on camera and claimed she’d been told to sing a Pink song – even though the reason she was rejected was because she was too much like the US pop star.

So while the judges might not have directly asked Zoe to sing a Pink song, is it true that a producer had?

‘That’s news to my ears,’ X Factor judge Tulisa, 24, tells Now’s Dan Wootton.

‘As far as I’m concerned that’s not the case. No one gets told what to sing.

‘It’s their audition at the end of the day.

‘I think by looking at the way she was dressed and the way she was singing, she was wanting to do the Pink thing.

‘Everything she said was contradictory.’

In a vulnerable position after being rejected by the judges, Zoe swore, tried to destroy the show’s
set, attacked a camera and manhandled show staff.

‘She seemed like quite a strong character from the level of aggression that she was giving off,’ says Tulisa.

‘At the end of the day there’s always going to be the odd person who throws a massive hissy fit.

‘Out of thousands of people who’ve auditioned over the years, this was one person who couldn’t control their temper.

‘I don’t think it’s a reason for people to go: “Oh my God, we’ve got to think about their emotional stability.”

‘It’s her issue. She chose to bring those issues to the stage.’

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