Axed 'X Factor' Contestant Lorna Simpson Says The Show Is A 'Set Up'

15/10/2013 07:22 | Updated 15 October 2013

After becoming the first 'X Factor' contestant to be voted off this year's series, Lorna Simpson has wasted no time in blasting the show - even claiming that it's fixed.

The singer has accused show bosses of manipulating viewers by editing certain acts favourably.

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Lorna Simpson

The 26-year-old says she believes she was the first to go because she was given no airtime, was turned into a 'Whitney clone' and made to dress like an old lady.

Lorna - who lost out to Shelley Smith in Sunday night's sing-off - is also upset that her arena audition was not televised and the fact she hardly featured in the Boot Camp or Judges’ Houses episodes.

“It was like I jumped from the audition room to Boot Camp," she said. "Of course I sat there with my family ready to watch episodes but my arena audition wasn’t ever shown."

During Sunday night's exit interview, Lorna had remained upbeat, telling Dermot O'Leary: “When you really believe in your dreams they do happen.”

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