X Factor contestant hits out at mentor Louis Walsh branding him pointless

The singer was not happy with the judges' input

Louis Walsh

Former X Factor contestant Sam Callaghan has hit out at the judges on the show.

The singer admitted that he didn’t feel the judges were any help when he appeared on the show.

Sam was mentored by Louis Walsh back in 2013, the series which saw Sam Bailey win.

However, the reality star revealed that he felt let down by Louis.

“I have been known to say before, and I stick by this, that Louis Walsh, I don’t believe had any input or any say in how far I went in the competition by mentoring me,” he told In Reality.

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Sam was booted out of the show in week 6 back in 2013


“So what happens there is that you’re doing rehearsals or discussing your song with the music producers and Louis comes in and does 10 minutes of filming and then goes off and has a coffee or whatever.”

He added: “I don’t believe any of the judges have anything to do with the artists in terms of mentoring throughout the competition.

“I think their main part has always been being a judge, one of four judges at the table whilst the competition is going on. So if that’s the case, what is the point in them?”

Previously the two acts with the lowest votes would have a sing-off and the judges would vote on who would leave.

Now the new format sees the person with the lowest amount of public votes leaving the competition immediately.

Sam explained that the new system renders the judges even more unnecessary.

“You could literally do this show without the judges,” he said.

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