30/10/2012 16:14 GMT | Updated 30/10/2012 16:19 GMT

'X Factor' Reject Jade Ellis Accuses Judges Of Tactical Voting

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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