X Factor: Rhydian Roberts doesn’t know why Wagner is in the finals

by Lisa McGarry

X Factor star Rhydian Roberts has admitted that he doesn’t understand how Wagner Carillho has survived for so long on the show.

The classical singer shot to fame as a runner up on the 2007 series of the show and was known for his quirky ways and huge ego. However, weird as he may have seemed, he thinks eccentric singer Wagner is out there in a league of his own. Talking to The Sun Roberts said:

“I am a whack job but Wagner is like having one of the auditionees in the final.”

He also criticised Cheryl Cole, who controversially refused to choose between Treyc Cohen and Katie Waissel on last weeks show. He added:

“And it seems Cheryl can do no wrong. Can you imagine the uproar if LOUIS WALSH had not voted?

“Simon won’t give a s*** about the controversy though. He loves it.”

Rhydian was signed to Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco, until a few months ago. Talking about why he wanted to strike out on a different label, Rhydian admitted that his and Simon’s vision of the future too different to reconcile. He said:

“Simon and I parted a couple of years ago. It was all very amicable. But after X Factor you are moulded a little.

“He wanted to release more conceptual albums with no radio play whereas I wanted to try something a bit different.

“My fans want to get me on the radio and that’s what I want.”

He added: “When I left Syco I had two offers from major labels but in the end I went to an independent label called Conehead after getting advice from my friend Peter Andre.

“I don’t know if Simon knows. He’s a very busy man and is not someone who you can just call for a chat.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!