El­lie: Ro­nan wrong to blame men­tor Red­foo

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THE X Fac­tor’s elim­i­nated singer El­lie Love­grove says Ro­nan Keat­ing was wrong to say she was not men­tored prop­erly by Red­foo. Love­grove was elim­i­nated this week af­ter a sing-off with Lo­gan boy band JTR but it was Keat­ing’s com­ments ahead of the de­ci­sion which stuck in her mind. The Ir­ish crooner said Red­foo and JTR coach Natalie Bass­ingth­waighte must not be teach­ing their singers prop­erly be­cause they had waited un­til the fourth fi­nal to show their best. Love­grove says Red­foo formed a close bond with his three un­der-24 fe­male singers and she had re­ceived great guid­ance. The Ade­laide 19-year-old sus­pects Keat­ing was try­ing to rat­tle the LMFAO lead singer with his off-the-cuff comment. ‘‘I think some of the things the judges say might be strate­gic, they say things to shake the other judges and they are al­ways hav­ing a dig at each other,’’ says Love­grove. Un­like many con­tes­tants who leave The X Fac­tor, Love­grove has no plans to rush into a record­ing stu­dio and pump out an EP or an al­bum. In­stead, will take time out in her home town, write mu­sic and re­turn to men­tor­ing chil­dren.

– DAR­REN CARTWRIGHT The X Fac­tor: Sun­days, 6.30pm; Mon­days, 7.30pm, Seven, Prime7.

Joelle, Red­foo and El­lie Love­grove

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