Sunday, 14 October 2012

UK’s X Factor Goes Country

UK’s X Factor Goes Country  
Updated Sept 22, 2016: Broken Links fixed, YouTube & Audio added 

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Carolynne Poole:
 "A little bit Country..A little bit Rock n Roll "

Last weekend (October 6th to 7th, 2012) witnessed the first time on X Factor UK that a contestant describing themselves as a “country” artist had made it through to the live TV stages of the ITV competition.
Country Girl - Carolynne Poole

Sadly it wasn’t to last as Carolynne Poole, the first finalist of 13 had to leave after a controversial and tension-fuelled sing-off elimination on Sunday night Oct 7th.
Second Time Around - Carolynne Poole who says she’s been “working at it for 15 years” fell just short in 2011 leaving X Factor at the Judges Houses round.

So what do we know about Carolynne? Researching online reveals:  
  • Carolynne Poole (née Good; born on 5 August 1980 in Leeds) is an English singer-songwriter and a founding member of the Carolynne Good Band who were based in Leeds and London.
  • Musical Influences: The Eagles, U2, The Carpenters, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. 
  • At the age of 14, Poole joined and fronted a 5-piece country band, with which she toured the UK. At 18, Poole moved to London to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter
  • In 1998 she got down to the final 15 in auditions for S Club 7, along with Pop Idol contestant Zoe Birkett.
  • In 2001 she signed her first publishing contact with BMG Music Publishing working with other recording artists, song writers and producers with her time split between London and Stockholm.
  • She has performed music from the 60’s to the present day at Casino’s, Weddings, hotels, marquee's, restaurants, corporate events, garden parties, coffee shops, office events, nightclubs, wine bars, house parties, Xmas parties and churches. One of her favourite entertaining performance is “A NIGHT OF… DREAMBOATS & PETTICOATS”
  • Carolynne Poole recently finished a UK Tour of Bill Kenwrights hit West End Musical Dreamboats and Petticoats playing the lead role of sultry Sue
  • Fame Academy – As one of 25 hopefuls she finished in third place in the second series of Fame Academy. Carolynne’s “Fame Academy vital statistics” read: Carolynne Good: 22, from Leeds, funky, rocky vocalist and songwriter. It was broadcast in the UK (BBC ONE, BBC THREE, CBBC and BBCi) over thirteen weeks from July - October 2003. It was won by Alex Parks.  
    Fame Academy 2003
The judging panel of the show consisted of Richard Park (Fame Academy Head Teacher), Carrie Grant (Fame Academy Vocal Coach), David Grant (Fame Academy Vocal Coach) and Robin Gibb (panellist) during the live shows. Jonathan Ross was a judge on the final giving his opinions on the acts. BBC Press Release BBC Press PDF File
The Fame Academy Series 2 Album - Was released by Polydor Ltd. on 1st October 2003, available on iTunes featuring 4 Carolynne studio recorded cover versions: “Think Twice” (Celine Dion) , >> “Underneath Your Clothes” (Shakira), “It Must Have Been Love (Roxette) and “True Colours” (Cyndi Lauper)
  • Hails from Birkby a large multi-cultural suburb close to the town centre in Huddersfield
  • The stated on Sept 24, 2012 she was a “furniture restorer 
  • Carolynne is former Bradford Bulls cheerleader
  • As a trained actress she played the role of Talia in ITV’s Emmerdale (June 2012)  A source said: “Carolynne is very sexy and will turn a few heads in the Dales. She has already  filmed in the Woolpack and had a blast.”
  • The Sun Newpaper (Sept 16, 2012) described Carolynne as a “WAG” saying she dated Rio Ferdinand the Manchester United and former England International footballer
  • Married to Hyde footballer and personal trainer David Poole who was a product of the Manchester United youth academy. David played in the youth teams at Manchester United, before moving to Yeovil Town in 2005. He moved on loan to Stockport County in 2006, before signing for them permanently in 2007. He signed for Darlington in 2008 but returned to Stockport in 2009. He left in 2011 and joined Droylsden before joining Hyde
  • Websites: TWITTER , FACEBOOK , FACEBOOK (Fan Pages) - Live Shows
 X Factor 2011
Having failed to break into the music industry Carolynne tried her luck once more in 2011 when she first auditioned for X Factor in front of Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh during the eighth series of The X Factor 2011.
Carolynne, a Fame Academy finalist in 2003 finally plucked up the courage to audition for The X Factor. 
Carolynne Poole "The Climb"
X Factor Audition 2011
Caroylnn choose Miley Cyrus’ track “The Climb”, a song first released March 5, 2009 for the film Hannah Montana: The Movie.
The song written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe has been covered by several artists and was popular among auditioners for the ninth season American Idol, with Hollie Cavanagh performing it in the top 6 of the eleventh season.
Joe McElderry X Factor’s winner of 2009 covered it and it was a contender for 2009's UK Christmas number one, competing against, and losing out to, Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name". The song moved up #1 in the UK Singles Chart on 27 December 2009.

After Carolynne’s  audition Gary Barlow’s reaction to her version of the was to ask where she’d been hiding after a standing ovation from the Manchester crowd. It was 4 YES’s from the judges – “An amazing audition, Congratulations said Gary as she headed off to bootcamp stage. Watch it here:
Carolynne Poole almost gave up on her dream of pop stardom after her confidence was shattered first time around with her Fame acagdemy past experience.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Star Sunday Carolynne admitted she spent years plucking up the courage to audition for The X Factor.
She said: “My family have been trying to persuade me to audition for years but the thought of it terrified me.
“I kept thinking what if I couldn’t sing any more? What if they think I’m rubbish?
I had a really tough time of it after Fame Academy. My confidence went downhill. I didn’t think it would affect me the way it did.
“The whole experience really wasn’t what I thought it would be. I wasn’t allowed to be myself. All I wanted was a recording contract and thought it would be a good opportunity for me. But, sadly, it had the opposite effect.”
She added: “I was shaking with fear and nothing could’ve prepared me for the reaction I got. “I’m a lot older than I was when I did Fame Academy. I’m a young woman now as opposed to the naive girl I was back then. “It definitely helped me when it came to Boot Camp. I managed to put my head down and get on with the task at hand but there were quite a few people who didn’t.”

After singing Katy Perry’s smash hit “Firework” in her audition group she successfully negotiated bootcamp and was the third person of six to have her name called out to represent the Over 25's and reached The X Factor Judges Houses stage as one of six finalists in Louis Walsh’s “Overs” category.
Blurb: Poole got to the Judges Houses in the X Factor Finals of 2011 on pure talent, no gimmicks and no sob stories.
For her audition she performed Lady Antebellum’s smash hit "Need You Now":
She was “booted off” by Walsh over her apparent “lack of passion”. After the rejection Poole said that the flight home from Las Vegas last year was so awful after she didn’t make it through.

But unbeknown to Louis, Carolynne was enduring heartbreak. She had just gone through two failed IVF courses, one of which resulted in a miscarriage at nine weeks, affecting her marriage to ex-footballer David Poole, 27, and breaking her confidence.
Looking at pictures of herself from last year she says “I wasn’t even showing one inch of skin, I stood really coyly. I’d just come out of the IVF. I really didn’t feel confident in my mind or in my physical appearance. Even when Louis told me I wasn’t going through, I put up a front and brushed it off. I even gave him a kiss on the cheek! Nobody knew

X Factor 2012 First Audition
After the 2011 disappoint Carolynne and David decided to spend some time apart, which gave her the opportunity to focus on her music. David was playing football in a lower league, paying £200 a week. Then he lost his job and they struggled to pay their mortgage. Carolynne who lost 2st in nine months told New Magazine about her traumatic journey (Full story / interview)

Carolynne returned to Series Nine for a second shot at stardom in Manchester at EventCity. Carolynne said: “It was a difficult decision to audition again this year. I was gutted when Louis sent me home and it took me a long time to recover. If it doesn’t work out this time I won’t come back but right now the fight is still on.”
 She performed in front of audition judges Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos, MelB (guest judge of Spice Girls fame) and Gary Barlow. She choose to cover Scottish R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé’sClown” from  the 2012 album OUR VERSION OF EVENTS and the judges gave their verdicts

Mel B said: 'I know you have been through a lot and you have got a lot of pain and hurt, every word you made mean something and that is very endearing to see in a performer and your voice tops it off, it’s just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. 'Whatever you are going through, use it and make it work for you.'
Gary Barlow said:  'The overs category is going to be incredible this year, and you are going to be the dark horse of this competition”
An emotional Tulisa said: 'Whatever Louis thought was missing, I think this year, and you’ve got it.
'I feel like I know you more in the however many minutes you have been up there than the whole time you were in the competition before, it’s just like a complete new you and I love it.'
Poole then received four YES VOTES from the judging panel and progressed to the Boot Camp stage!
Watch Carolynne’s audition of Emeli Sande's Clown >> 

X Factor UK 2012 Bootcamp
For her Bootcamp audition Carolynne opted for country song “Bless The Broken Roadwhich has been recorded by several artists. The Rascal Flatts' version being the highest-charting, becoming a #1 hit on the Billboard country music charts in 2005. It earned the songwriters Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna who penned it in 1994 a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. It was first recorded by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994 and also Melodie Crittenden recorded an excellent rendition under the title "Broken Road,"
Carolynne’s performance was enough to take her to next stage as one of 6 contestants in the “Overs” category (Over 28-years old) . TV viewers saw Birkby’s very own Carolynne shed tears of joy as she made it into Gary Barlow’s final six.
Watch Carolynne Poole sing "Bless the Broken Road" >>

X Factor UK 2012 Judges Houses
HER X Factor rivals got to enjoy the sun in Dubai, the Caribbean and Las Vegas but this year Carolynne had to make do with a damp outing to the English Midlands. The talent show hopeful admitted: “I would have sung in my own back garden in Birkby to get through in this competition. That’s one of the reasons I’m glad we stayed in England; the flight home from Las Vegas last year was so awful after I didn’t make it through. 
“This year there was no jet lag, no long journeys and I get to grab more sleep to prepare for my audition.
“I’m up against some really talented people and I think the competition this year is far tougher than last, but I know I’m in better shape, vocally and personally.”

Carolynne - Judges Houses 2012

In the ‘overs’ category through to the judges’ house in a stately home in Northamptonshire she was up against: Christopher Maloney, 34, a customer services adviser from Liverpool; Brad Shackleton, 37, a motivational speaker from London; Melanie Masson, 44, a full-time mum who also runs an under-fives singing class, from Glasgow; Kye Sones, 30, a chimney sweep from London; Nicola-Marie Bloor, 35 and an Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga tribute act from Derbyshire.
Carolynne had to impress Take That star Gary Barlow and guest mentor Cheryl Cole to make it to the live shows.
The song chosen was “When You Say Nothing At All” which were hit songs for three different performers: The late Keith Whitley, who took it to the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart on December 24, 1988; Alison Krauss became her first solo top-10 country hit in 1995 and garnered her 1995 CMA award for "Single of the Year” along with Horizon and Female Artists wins; Ronan Keating, whose version was his first solo single and a chart-topper in the UK in 1999.
Released originally in June 16, 1988 it was written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz.

A smiling Cheryl Cole looked on admiring fellow northern girl Carolynne offer a tender and solid performance on which she was personally satisfied – “I'm happy with what I've done
Gary speaking to Cheryl told her “She needs that confidence boost, she needs that "Yes" to take her up 
She made it x - Poole did receive the nod from Gary and was picked as one of his 3 X Factor “Overs” finalists!   (Sources - - )
Watch Carolynne Poole's performance of “When You Say Nothing At All” >> 

X Factor UK 2012 Finalist
The radio and TV interest picked up considerably previewing this years finalists and Carolynne did the necessary media rounds in the run-up to the live shows.
She hopes the show would help her refocus her life and told TV Biz:
 I miscarried after nine weeks during our second go with IVF and that is when me and David re-assessed our lives and we decided to split. I made a new plan and that is The X Factor.
“It hurt my pride to go back. “I felt like I had failed everything that year. I failed my IVF, Louis had given me the boot. I wanted to go back to bed and never get up.”
Carolynne, was a bit critical of Louis Walsh for dropping her last year. She said: “I wasn’t out there enough for him. But you play with fire when you dabble with these shows.” She said she was glad that Gary Barlow would be mentoring the over-25s  - She said: “I was hoping I wouldn’t get Louis again.

Reviewing the finalists Dean Midas Maynard (Reality TV Reviewer and Talent Agent):
Carolynne Poole – “My Midas act for 2012, we have never had a country singer at the live shows and I hope the public gives her a chance to show what a phenomenal talent she is

In her exclusive Talk Talk Interview the X Factor drop dead gorgeous finalist, with a figure to die for, said that this had not gone unnoticed, rather cheekily, by her army of “male fans”.
She explained, “Some people are quite cheeky on Twitter, some people call me a MIL# although I’m not a mum.” It’s like ‘Oh, she’s alright and older!’ I’m like, I’m not almost dead! “Just because I’m in the overs category doesn’t mean I’m on my way out.” In fact on her performance day at The X Factor bootcamp her  niece Gracie-Jane was born!
She added, “I’ve been trying to do this for as long as Ella [contestant Ella Henderson ] has been alive.” You’ve just got to keep on knocking on those doors and one day, one will open.” Its daring The song I am singing is the one you would least expect me to sing. It's basically making something my own and showing a bit more of my country-rock side
Watch the Talk Talk interview >> 

Carolynne joined mentor Gary Barlow and Fellow “overs” contestants Christopher Maloney, Melanie Masson and Kye Sones in the ITV This Morning studio days before the first 2012 Saturday show.

She said she would like to fill a gap in the market for a British country music star.
I’m from Yorkshire, I’m not from Texas. I don’t claim to be a cowgirl by any means,” said Poole.

But I do have an underlying theme of country. I’m hoping that I can show that country music isn’t just line-dancing,
cowboy hats in the air... its good songs, story-telling music.” 

Her mentor, Gary Barlow, added: “I’ve been a massive country fan for years... I think it’s going to be brilliant to have that twist in the show this year.”
And Barlow has warned he will take it personally if his rival X Factor judges criticise his acts once the live shows get under way!

"We've given them a bath, it worked a treat," joked Gary Barlow when he discussed his decision not to give his X Factor contestants the typical dramatic makeovers - featuring a lot of fake tan!  
Carolynne added "I think there'll be a natural progression if we're lucky enough to carry on through the weeks. They'll probably just pile more and more makeup on." The 32-year-old explained: "Because we're older and a bit more mature, I think it would be a bit too much if they were to completely change us."
"I'm pretty scared about falling down those steps when the doors open, that's my worst nightmare," fretted Carolynne. Gary, ever the mentor, reassured her: "Falling over is never a good look, but you'd probably get voted in if you fell over, we'll use that later on."

Carolynne Poole @CarolynnePoole  #teamGB let's Rock the Country!!
Carolynne Is On X Factor '12 As A Member On TeamBarlow !!

X Factor UK 2012 - The First Live Show
Bringing country to the X factor!
Carolynne covered “Starships" for her song on the Heroes Themed Show, a Top 5 Billboard hit for Nicki Minaj, a lead single from the album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Carolynne Poole - X Factor Live show 6 Oct 2012

Carolynne proved more than capable she could do pop and country just as well as ballads. Looking absolutely stunning she burst onto stage, to launch her battle to become this year’s X Factor winner.
Her bravery paid off deciding to tackle one of the biggest hits of this summer, giving it her own “country-style twist”.
All four of the Judges/Mentors gave positive comments:

Nicole Scherzinger - "It was a very bold song choice singing Nicki Minaj, countrified, but I'm a sucker for country music so I think you did your thing on it, very good vocals, strong vocals"
Tulisa Contostavlos - "You look absolutely stunning tonight, the vocals are brilliant, and you owned the stage.
Louis Walsh - "Carolynne, I think you’re looking great. I know you've been waiting all your life for this. I think it’s about time we had a really good country singer on X Factor. I think you could be like the UK version of Shania Twain, I loved it and I want you to get a record deal"
Gary Barlow "Brilliant first performance. It could have been so easy for you tonight. You could have come out and done a country ballad, but you didn't, you took a risk, it definitely paid off well done"!

Afterwards Carolynne speaking to Dermot O’Leary said - "I was a bit nervous about doing the song. I didn't know if anyone would understand me doing country and then doing a rap. I wanted to make something my own and make country a bit more current and a little bit cooler, I suppose" (laughs)

Regarding Walsh’s comparisons to Shania Twain, it wasn’t a comparison that she hated. Poole said:
It was fab! That’s not a bad thing is it. She sold 36 million albums so I’m not bothered about that at all.”
On what sort of performances she hopes to bring the series in the upcoming weeks, Caz added:I am hoping to bring a bit of commercial country to X Factor and take some of the current stuff and out a country twist on it. I’d love to do Dixie Chicks

Tweet Carolynne Poole @CarolynnePoole Thank u so much for all the votes n the lovely comments tonight! Really really enjoyed myself tonight! Wow!!! #unreal x

YouTube comment - Yee-haw! It’s country girl Carolynne Poole and there ain’t a cowgirl hat, (or straw for that matter) in sight.  Watch her performance of “Starships” >> 

After the show it became available on UK iTunes license to Sony Music Entertainment
Reviewer Reaction: This girl is exactly what this competition needs - it’s been a long time coming! A great rendition of a contemporary tune with a country twang; she most certainly has my vote :)!

The Sun: They rated it 6.5 saying: There’s no doubting her talent, but the pretty brunette may find her penchant for country music will begin to wear thin with the X Factor crowd.

X Factor UK 2012 - The Live Sing Off!
On Sunday night Oct 7, 2012 Carolynne found herself in bottom two of the public vote along with contestant Rylan Clark and both were unfortunately forced to enter a sing-off stage. Rylan was first up to the stage, singing ‘One Night Only’ as his save me song. His mentor Nicole clapped and cheered along throughout the track, but Gary Barlow looked secretly content in the knowledge that Carolynne should easily beat the Essex hopeful.
Carolynne wearing a figure hugging black mini dress and dark smoky eye makeup opted for Faith Hill’sThere You’ll Be’ as a last ditch attempt to repair the damage and remain in the competition.
Carolynne Poole - X Factor Sing Off 7 Oct 2012

It was a competent and strong performance and she did it justice.
This was not the first time this song had been sung on X Factor. Irelands Mary Byrne, the Tesco checkout lady- turned-singer covered the song on X Factor live show 6 November 2010. Also back in 2008, 18-year old Amy Connolly's audition reduced judge Cheryl Cole to tears. The track was used as background music for the audition. The public reacted to the ITV exposure and the track edition reached #10 in the UK due to downloads alone.
Written by Diane Warren the song was originally released by Warner Bros and featured on the PEARL HARBOR soundtrack. The song was also featured on Faith Hill's Greatest Hits albums: THERE YOU'LL BE AND THE HITS 

**  One would hope that Carolynne has been added to Faith Hill’s Christmas List as “There You’ll Be” again receives an “X Factor Bounce” – Thanks to her sing-off performance it has been Top 5 on the UK iTunes Country Chart this week (Oct 14, 2012)  **

In contrast Faith’s brand new single “American Heart” in its first retail week in America charted (Oct 10, 2012) at a lowly #63 place with over 6,000 copies sold.

Watch Carolynne sing “There You'll Be” >> 

Listen to her X Factor Sing off >>

Giving their verdicts to Carolynne’s sing-off:
Nicole Scherzinger:  Carolynne you are a beautiful and effortless singer and I respect your style but obviously I have to stick with my boy. = Sends Home Carolynne
Gary Barlow: Carolynne thank God you got to sing like that, this makes it easy for all the judges. Rylan I’m glad you learned the truth that if you pull the mic away we don’t hear what you’re singing. = Sends Home Rylan
Tulisa Contostavlos – With Carolynne I think she has an amazing voice and the reason she is in the bottom is that there are many other amazing voices and she probably got lost amongst them. I love Rylan as a performer and entertainer, with Carolynne she has an amazing voice. I have to base it on that performance being a singing competition. It actually hurts me to say it but I have to send home Rylan, I’m sorry.
Make Your Mind Up LOUIS ??!!!! 
Louis Walsh - Carolynne I love country music and what you bring to the competition. I loved your performance last night,  you sang your heart out. Rylan you’re the entertainment factor. It’s so hard… Who should I say. It’s a really difficult one. I’m going to go with Carolyn, I want to keep Carolynne ....I wanted to save both .... Looking nervous Walsh stuttered hesitated.
Tulisa was writing down talking to Louis and was pointing at it saying “It’s either this person or THIS person” When pushed by Dermot O’Leary insisting: Who do you want to send home? On what appeared to be stage managed drama Louis then doing a U Turn quicker than a Coalition Government policy said: “No I want to send it to deadlock”!
This caused a huge reaction in the audience (boo’s) and the other judges sitting beside him.
Gary Barlow rose to his feet : Why deadlock”!
After the confusion Dermot opened the envelope to reveal that the act with the fewest public votes was Carolynne Poole and she was leaving the competition.  L

Gary Barlow - Xtra Factor 7 Oct 2012

The 32-year-old singer was gracious in defeat, but her mentor wasn't as he angrily looks at Louis. On the tension-fueled first elimination segment Gary Barlow stormed off when he heard the words and the audience patiently awaited the uproar!
Speaking backstage, Gary called the outcome an 'absolute joke', telling his act that 'two years running you've lost out to joke acts', a sentiment pointing to the fact that she narrowly missed getting to the live rounds last year when Louis Walsh was the house Judge.
Speaking on The Xtra Factor Tulisa Contostavlos admitted that Louis ‘panicked’ when he was put on the spot and some sources think they know why.
As Carolynne was singing her “save me song”, 30 seconds before the end of her performance, a “mystery” member of X Factor staff could be seen somewhat furtively move next to Louis, whispering in his ear and he looked away from the stage for the remainder of Poole’s performance turning away from the judges table (IMAGE)

= What A Laughing Stock, Hey?!  or  What A Ludicrous Shambles, Honestly?!
Make yer mind up Folks! Listen to this Louis Walsh Mashup >>

X Factor “Fix” (?)  Watch the judges Vote  >>  

So who was the mystery man?
Showbiz reporter Dan Wootton tweeted:
Richard Holloway is the most powerful man on X Factor other than Simon Cowell. Hard not to think he was talking to Louis about the vote off.”
The Mirror’s deputy TV editor Mark Jefferies, who was in the audience this evening said:  For anyone who missed it on screen, this is the moment during the sing off when Louis Walsh spoke to Richard Holloway’
Holloway is of course the man who was responsible for Cheryl Cole’s sacking from The X Factor USA last year and controls everything that goes on in the singing competition, along with his old pal Simon Cowell.

Many people have claimed that the show’s executive producer was telling Walsh to save Rylan, so that his dramatic antics and outbursts could go on to make headlines and help boost ratings for the series.
The X Factor's first live show of the series was 1.7 million viewers down on last year (9.2 million average audience compared to 10.9 million in 2011) while the BBC’s arch rival Strictly Come Dancing was more than a million up, overnight figures revealed. Although X Factor proved a bigger draw this was still an unwanted present for X Factor boss Simon Cowell who celebrated his 53rd birthday on Carolynne’s “exit Sunday”.

Responding to the allegations, an ITV spokesperson defended Louis’ decision and said:
Carolynne had the least amount of public votes. Producers always chat to judges during the show.”

Holloway has since denied any claims the show was fixed.  He said: "We don't tell the judges how to vote and, as you saw on the show, Louis hadn't - and couldn't - make up his mind.” On Sunday night I was telling Louis the order the judges would vote in and that he would be last."

The Ex-Factor / X Factor or Fix Factor?

Carolynne joins ITV's Daybreak
The next morning after the shambles it came to light that more than 1,000 people had complained to media watchdog Ofcom, claiming the X Factor results show was fixed.
On Monday morning (Oct 8, 2012) Carolynne joined ITV's Daybreak on the sofa.
 Presenters Lorraine Kelly and Aled Jones along with TV critic, entertainment editor and now 2012 Strictly Come Dancing contestant Richard Arnold discussed the controversy following her X Factor exit
Carolynne said “I'm still gutted, I haven't had the chance to have a proper cry to be honest as your pushed from pillar to post" I am cross but it’s the nature of the beast”. As to Richard Holloway speaking to Louis Walsh during her performance she admitted - “I could see that, it was quite off putting to be honest
Lorraine and Aled agreed "it was a shambles"
Aled Jones, the Welsh singer, TV and radio presenter who came to fame as a treble and later a lyric baritone singer, should know a thing or two. He said "What I don't understand Rylan lovely guy, absolutely lovely, he couldn't sing in that sing off, and you could, you sang amazingly well"..."We've had over 600 messages this morning most of them on your side".."We think your ace, good luck with the singing career its not ending here, no chance"
Carolynne told them “I'm going to get myself to America and do some more song writing.
Would she ever consider a third X Factor return?  NO! "X Factor's taken years off my life" after her eviction Carolynne told Daybreak.  
Listen to the Daybreak discussion >>

Carolynne joins ITV’s This Morning
Hours later Caroline Flack, known for presenting I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and since 2011 the spin-off The Xtra Factor  met with presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to discuss the previous night’s furore

Caroline admitted - "I have never felt an atmosphere like that before in the X Factor studio ever, it was very tense, I've lost my voice because of it" .At the end of the day it did come down to the public vote
Carolynne then joined Phillip and Holly (photo) she even declared “I still have a soft spot for Louis” to which the reply was "I don't know how
With Louis Walsh’s prolonged dithering on the Sunday night, time did not allow for Carolynne to enjoy her best moments of her 2012 X Factor Journey. ITV’s This Morning granted her this wish and tearing up Carolynne was passed a tissue. Awww. Asked what for her favourite moment, she answered “When Gary told me I was through, that was the best thing ever

Sadly country fans who may not be avid X Factor viewers did not vote in the numbers to have avoided her contentious sing-off exit. We will never get to see that Dixie Chicks rendition that was promised down the X Factor country road. 
She has however left some of the “C” Factor behind and it has rubbed off on Mr. Walsh’s group District3 who performed Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers’ country ballad written "I Swear" in Week 2. Initially a hit for John Michael Montgomery and then for American pop group All-4-One!
I hope the lovely Carolynne makes herself known to UK country radio DJ’s and media when she returns from Music City armed with a bunch of top songs. We are anxious to hear the “C” Factor!
Listen to the full dialogue with Caroline and The X Factor's country diva >>

Carolynne's ITN Interview

ITN interview

Carolynne talks to ITN about her X Factor experience after she was voted out...and the "Fix Claims" Listen  >>

Archive Info
Carolynne Poole Post X Factor GIGS October 2012-
Thursday 11th October -  Bushwackers, Fleet Square, Swindon
Saturday 13th October – G.A.Y, London (supporting Leona Lewis )
 The 32-year-old supported global superstar Leona Lewis who was promoting her new album, GLASSHEART.  Fellow X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan stopped by the club after performing on the show on Saturday night to support her friend, meeting up backstage to catch up.
Carolynne tweeted on Sunday morning (Oct 14, 2012) : 'Morning tweeps! Had a top night last night at G.A.Y loved it! Late night so super tired... Totally worth it tho!' (sic)
Monday 15th October  - Tramps, Worcester (Doors 10pm)
Saturday 20th October - Pulse, Cardiff (Gay Bar)
Friday 26th October- OMG, Bristol (Gay Bar/Night Club)
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SEETHING X Factor favourite Carolynne Poole is embroiled in a vicious war of words with ITV 2’s Towie’s Maria Fowler – over her fellow contestant Kye Sones.  (The Sun Newspaper Sept 25, 2012)
The Huddersfield hopeful ignited the spat after Maria tweeted during Sunday night’s show that chimney sweep Kye once tried it on with her by sending her messages on Facebook.
Glamour model Maria wrote on Twitter: “Is this boy called Kye? I swear he used to message me on facebook about 6 years ago.”
Carolynne — who is in the same over 28s category as handsome Kye — hit back, tweeting her: “You wish #giveitarest.”  Read the rest of the “story” (?)

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Melanie, the 44-year-old mum of the finalists, who wowed the judges with her take on The Beatles’ With a Little Help from My Friends wrote on Twitter after the result at the weekend: “Congratulations to Rylan Clark who truly is a lovely man. I will miss my girl Carolynne Poole, a beautiful lady with a beautiful voice xx” Melanie continued to tweet: “Carolynne Poole, a beautiful girl with a beautiful voice. Miss ya hun xxxx

Former Corrie star Lucy-Jo Hudson has leapt to the defence of best friend Carolynne Poole who was controversially kicked off The X Factor at the weekend.

Lucy-Jo, who played "Killer Katy" Harris in Coronation Street and is recently better known for her part in recently axed ITV1 drama Wild At Heart has known Carolynne for 15 years. The 29-year-old told the Diary: “I am heartbroken. I have seen her go through this for many years and my heart was in my mouth” Lucy-Jo, who was in the audience to watch Carolynne give  Nicki Minaj's hit Starships a country twist, said: “It is unfair because she is incredibly talented and she needed this chance to shine. “I felt sick watching it. I just wanted to give her a cuddle
Adding  Hopefully Gary will continue to look after her now. In this country we don’t quite get country music like they do in America. “I spoke to her after the show and she is just devastated. But she is a fighter.”

3)  X FACTOR star Rylan Clark says a psychic told him he would reach the live finals.
Rylan, 23,who has previously tried to get on Big Brother visited a clairvoyant to find out if this was the show to make him a big star. A show source said: “Rylan now sees X Factor as his destiny”..ummm “The only thing she never told him was if he would win!

5) Gary Barlow 'betrayed' over Carolynne Poole shock X Factor exitJudge reportedly ignoring producers' phone calls

6) Carolynne Poole Exit Interview / X Factor news: Carolynne Poole backs Lucy Spraggan to win (Tellymix)

7) There's life after X Factor! Reject  Carolynne Poole supports Leona Lewis at G-A-Y gig after being booted off last week's show  (Daily Mail -  Oct 14, 2012)

8) (Daily Mail Oct 14, 2012)  She gets our vote! X Factor reject Carolynne Poole shows off her enviable figure as she frolics on the beach in bright pink bikini  ....... Swimsuit illustrated: The star seemed carefree as she frolicked in the ocean during a girls' holiday on the shores of Majorca, just before the live shows started.

9) Gary and Louis bitch as X Factor ratings dive  (The Sun Oct 16,2012)

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