X Factor 2012: Christopher Maloney accuses Louis Walsh & Tulisa of ‘tactical’ judging with ‘diva’ remarks
Christopher Maloney is not a happy bunny and he wants all you X Factor fans out there to know that he is NOT a diva…alright? You got it?
On last night’s Xtra Factor show the 34 year old singer was stunned as Louis Walsh implied that he may have been throwing his weight around backstage.
The Irish star obviously hadn’t learned from last year’s Misha B furore and when a caller asked which contestant is the ‘biggest diva’, he replied:
“I think Chris from Liverpool is a bit of a diva. That’s what I’m hearing.”
Within seconds both Tulisa and Nicole Scherzinger had backed him up, claiming that they had heard rumours to the same effect and it was only Chris’ mentor Gary Barlow that defended him and told his fellow panellists off for getting embroiled in gossip again.
Later in the evening Maloney got his right to respond and claimed that the judges comments were driven by tactics and intended to reduce his public support.
He looked pretty upset as he told Caroline Flack:
“I think it is tactical. To be honest with you Louis only sees me when I’m on stage. You know how hard I work behind the scenes and stuff so I think it’s very tactical.”
When asked if there has been any time when he may have behaved in an even slightly diva like manner, Chris continued:
“Swear down, honest to God. Take no notice of what Louis’ saying, because he’s got it in for me one way or another!”
“He has said a few negative things.”
Chris’ team GB pal Kye Sones backed his friend up and said:
“We share a room. He’s not a diva at all.”
Chris later took to Twitter and revealed that he challenged Louis about why he picked him as the show ‘diva’ and it seems the former Westlife boss couldn’t provide him with a reason. He tweeted:
‘Louis walsh calling me a diva! I asked him after the show why he said it and he said “i couldn’t think and ur name just popped into my head”‘
‘Funny him, all the crew was laughing wen he said it lol we couldnt believe wot we heard.’
Chris has a lot of catching up to do, as on Saturday he won the thirteenth place in the competition through the wildcard vote and while the judges loved his subsequent vocal performance, they weren’t so keen on his song choice.
He’s hard at work today with the Take That star and revealed:
‘Just off to rehearsals with the 1 an only @GBarlowOfficial to sort out this weeks song, im working so hard to get it right. Enjoy ur day. X’
What do you think of Louis’ claims last night? Were they fair? Leave your comments below….
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