Tulisa’s axed 'X Factor' act Jade Ellis has reportedly accused the judges of tactical voting.

The singer was eliminated on this weekend’s show after a sing-off with One Direction wannabes Union J.

She told The Sun: “I don’t think the decision on Sunday was based entirely on the sing-off. The judges were thinking about their own acts.

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Jade Ellis has spoken out

“I believe I sang that song to a really high standard.. The vote could have been tactical. Maybe the judges thought Union J were less of a threat to their singers in the competition.”

Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow saved Union J, despite flat notes in their version of Pink’s 'F***in’ Perfect'. Meanwhile, Jade’s rendition Dido’s ‘White Flag’ was beautiful and powerful.

On the night, Tulisa said: "Maybe I should have brought my ballads out of the bag for Jade" and predicted "big things" for the singer.

And Gary explained: "Jade, you are a phenomenal vocalist, but I wonder if I want this for you more than you want it."

Gary was overjoyed that his two remaining acts, Kye Sones and Christopher Maloney, made it through without a hitch, after rumours this week suggested Simon Cowell was plotting to get Christopher off the show because he thought he detracted from the modern, fashionable edge that he craved for it.

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  • Rylan

  • James

  • Jahmene

  • Lucy

  • Jade

  • Ella

  • Union J

  • MK1

  • District 3

  • Melanie

  • Kye

  • Carolynne