X Factor: Cheryl Cole ‘Contestants have to bring their own personality’

Cheryl Cole has denied Simon Cowell’s claims that she let down Treyc Cohen, by not helping her connect with the X Factor audience.

After Cohen’s Guilty Pleasures performance two weeks ago Cowell told the singer:

I can’t fault that vocal. You are a great singer. The problem is, I don’t think there is a connection between you and Cheryl. At the moment, Dannii’s got a point, there isn’t a connection as a recording artist. What you’re not doing with her is turning her into a recording artist. She just someone who comes out every Saturday night, sings well, looks pretty but there’s nothing original yet. You’ve got to put some of your energies that you’re putting into the others into her, to make her stand out.

Treyc found herself in the sing off last night and Simon again voiced his concerns that she wasn’t interesting enough before voting her off.

When asked on The Xtra Factor about the singer’s “lack of connection” with viewers, Cole said that she could only do so much for the singer.

“[Personality] is what they have to bring,” Cole said. “They are not puppets. They have to bring their personality and you can only direct them, and advise them and give them songs. You just hope that they bring the rest.

“I thought that she did have a personality, but clearly the public didn’t see that. But that’s the nature of the show. It’s a shame. But someone has to go home unfortunately.”

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!