She really is Scary Spice! Mel B lives up to her nickname as she leaves 82-year-old singer on verge of tears on X Factor
By J J ANISIOBI
Mel B left an 82-year-old contestant on the verge of tears and lived up to her name of Scary Spice.
After pensioner Louis Dilke performed Adele's My Love, she said: 'I wanted to fall asleep through that, I'm sorry I have to be honest. It's a no.'
With Louis looking devastated, judges Louis Walsh and Gary tried to plead with Mel to be nicer but she was unrepentant.
Very Scary Spice: Mel B shocked viewers when she told an 82-year-old singer that he was boring
The brunette beauty - who also takes a swipe at Victoria Beckham in the episode when she puts a line of Spice Girls dolls up in her dressing room, but then jokingly removes the fashion designer from the lineup - dished up a number of scathing comments for other wannabes, which leads Gary to ask her why she is being so mean.
However, Tulisa didn't see anything wrong with the singer's no-nonsense approach to judging and believes her comments were only what the majority of people were thinking.
The N-Dubz singer said: 'I can't say anything bad about her. I just thought she was saying what everyone else was thinking. Mel B just keeps it real.'
Yawning: Mel did not hold back with her comments about Louis Dilke as she told him he made her want to fall asleep
Soldiering on: Louis was left devastated after hearing Mel's comments and looked teary eyed as he left the stage
Home time: Louis headed off and said he was surprised by how mean Mel B had been to him
Guitarist Curtis Golden was also on the receiving end of Mel's sharp tongue when she said: 'I found it all a little bit irritating, the overdoing the comedic personality thing, I found that irritating.'
She swiftly told one group: 'The dance routine was lazy and sloppy and one of you was doing it half-a****.'
Mel B's honest opinions impressed Jonathon Ross and he tweeted: 'An watching #xfactor. Mel B rules!!'
But Stephen Fry questioned the legitimacy of her attitude and said: 'Miss Mel B’s “grumpiness” utterly faked & agreed beforehand one can’t but feel. (PS - I’m watching this under duress) x'.
Elsewhere in the show 17-year-old Sheyi, who is a Nando's worker from Camden, London, promised to sort out all the judges with a meal if he gets through.
Maybe next year: Sheyi entertained the audience with his comical singing but failed to impress the judges with the bad voice
The entertainer: Sheyi promised the judges a free meal at Nando's, his place of work, if he got through
He chose to sing Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World, which brought a wide smile to Louis' face but failed to impress with his voice.
Undeterred he sang a second song and was practically laughed off stage as he crooned through Will Young's Leave Right Now.
Gary said in his best Louis Amrstrong voice: 'I thought it was terrible. The problem is the work that needs to be done on your voice is surgical work.'
Little voice: Jahmene Douglas was one of the few shining stars on tonight's show that the judges unanimously were in awe of
Winning combination: Mel B made her presence on the panel known by speaking her honest opinion
Tasha Leigh serenaded the judges with Rebecca Ferguson single Nothing's Real But Love and she got four yes's from the panel.
Jahmene Douglas, from Swindon, was nervous before his audition and said he felt he was going to 'wee' himself.
However, his rendition of Etta James' At Last had the crowd applauding and Gary and Nicole nodding in approval.
Scherzinger said: 'I think that you're an amazing vocalist. We need more singers like you. I just wanna take you and eat you up honey.'
Gary added: 'That was off the scale. You completely nailed it today. That is how to do an audition.'
Sing when your winning: Zoe first tried her hand at Pink's So What before being told to get her own identity
Bad girl: Zoe was later arrested for hitting a producer after throwing a tantrum backstage following her poor audition
In Cardiff there was Pink, or rather Pink tribute act Zoe Alexander, 22, from Caerphilly, South Wales.
She said to Louis: 'I call myself Zoe Alexander, as Pink. But we want to get rid of the ‘as Pink’, and just want to be Zoe Alexander.'
Zoe, whose mother and father are tribute acts to Shania Twain and Tom Jones, predictably performed So What by Pink.
Louis Walsh said: 'I want to give you a chance because you kind of blew it on that, can you be yourself?'
Parental guidance: Zoe let the judges have it after arguing with them about her song choice
Awkward: Zoe's father, a Tom Jones tribute act, brought his daughter back on stage to tell the judges what he thought
The former Pussycat Doll said: 'Hi Zoe! I really like your energy up there, I think you have a pretty good voice, I honestly think that you need to go away and find yourself as an artist, who you are.
With all the judges in agreement that she should ‘find herself’ as an artist rather than mimic her idol, she burst into tears and screamed at the panel, claiming they had told her to sing a Pink track.
'I didn’t want to sing a Pink song, I wanted to be me, you guys told me to sing a Pink song', she screamed as she stormed off shouting expletives at the judges.
Unbelievable: The judges were left gobsmacked after Zoe continued to swear at them
Angry birds: Zoe was seen lunging at the camera as she was ushered backstage and out of the building
Backstage, she continued to lash out – and ended up being arrested and cautioned for hitting a producer and pushing cameramen around.
Ella Henderson, 16, completely wowed the judges with her voice being compared to Adele, as she sang a song she wrote herself, and the audience gave her a standing ovation.
A flabbergasted Louis said: 'It's hard to believe you're only 16-years-old.'
Super fan: Guitarist Curtis Golden was also on the receiving end of Mel's sharp tongue but still went through
Almost there: Curtis won over all of the judges except for Mel B, who said he was irritating and annoying
Even Mel B was thawed into paying Ella a compliment and she said: 'Whoever, or whatever you wrote that song about those words, I’m sure, hit a chord with everyone.
'Your song writing is so clever. It made me go into my own little world, and go Oh my God – I felt like that at one point, and that’s hard to do as a song writer.
'And when you sang it, you just made me believe every single word, I was right there with you. What we just witnessed was incredible, absolutely incredible.'
New star: Ella Henderson performed her own song and received a standing ovation from the audience
Surprise package: Ella The 16-year-old impressed the judges and the audience with her emotional tribute to her grandad
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