17/11/2015 03:56 GMT | Updated 17/11/2015 03:59 GMT

'X Factor' Contestant Monica Michael Admits 'Relief' At Leaving Series: 'I Wanted To Sing My Own Original Songs'

Aspiring singer Monica Michael has admitted she feels relieved to have been eliminated from ‘The X Factor’ over the weekend.


Monica says that, after auditioning last year with an original song, and then performing another at this year’s Judges’ Houses, she’d hoped to be able to use the platform of the live shows to show off her own material.

However, this ultimately proved not to be the case, and instead she was given covers of songs by artists like Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran to perform instead.