A Pink tribute act who X Factor viewers saw turn violent following her failure to get through the audition stage of the show on Saturday has claimed she was set up by producers.
Viewers tuning in on Saturday (August 18) saw Zoe Alexander punch a producer and label Gary Barlow and Tulisa 'c*nts' after they rejected her at the audition stage.
However, Zoe claims that X Factor producers found her on YouTube and invited her down to auditions and encouraged her to sing a Pink song - something she was then criticised for doing.
“When the judges rejected me I realised I had been manipulated by the X Factor for the previous six weeks,” she told The Daily Mirror in June. “They lured me in, coaxed me and even chose my song all with the intention of setting me up for a fall. I am really shocked at the lengths they will go to to set people up for humiliation.”
“They knew I had a bit of attitude on stage – which is nothing like I am in real life. When Gary Barlow told me I was just a Pink tribute act I was stunned – that’s exactly what the producers asked me to be. They mocked me and made fun out of what I do for a living.”
X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has already stated her feelings on Alexander, with Entertainmentwise reported how she told a press conference how, "At the end of the day there is always going to be the odd person that throws this massive hissy fit and everyone goes 'Oh my God' and there are thousands of people over the years who have auditioned and just because this one person can't control their temper, throws a bit of a fit, I don't think it's a reason for everyone to go 'Oh my God, you've got to think about their emotions'.
Check out Zoe's explosive X Factor audition below:
The X Factor - where did it all go wrong?