Lizzie, 31, has a keen interest in music just like Robert, so she decided to showcase her talent on the UK reality music show.
But she’s struggled almost from the beginning. So what was her fate?
Cowell cut her from the show after she gave a disappointing performance at the so-called “Judge’s House” performance, according to London’s Mirror newspaper.
The performance was one of the last steps before contestants go live on television, and the move reduced Lizzy to tears.
She’d narrowly averted elimination during a previous round known as the “six-seat challenge.” Only a last-minute decision by the music mogul saved her.
So it all came down to the Judge’s House performance. Lizzy chose Blake Shelton’s “Don’t Make Me” for her song. Her rendition, however, was “pitchy,” according to Cowell.
Even Lizzy acknowledged that it wasn’t her best. She revealed that she became ill before flying from London to Simon’s mansion in Los Angeles, according to the newspaper.
“I started feeling ill the day before I left for Judges’ Houses,” she said. “Maybe, subconsciously, I was a bit nervous about everything.”
“While I performed the higher range, I didn’t feel like I had any control. I didn’t know what note was going to come out,” she added.
Before the performance, Simon had put her on notice.
“So far, you’ve done good, you haven’t done great,” he said. “I think we’ve seen about, maybe 70 percent of you. You’ve kinda got to have a moment now,” he added.
When Sinitta also panned her performance her fate was sealed. “If I was watching on TV, I might’ve gone to the loo quickly,” said the ’80s singing sensation.
While it looks like Lizzy won’t be joining Rob in the celebrity spotlight soon, her demise on Simon’s show is hardly a death knell.
Just ask Jennifer Hudson. She was unceremoniously dismissed by Simon in 2004 from “American Idol,” the American version of “X Factor.” She ultimately placed seventh.
Yet she went on to win an Oscar for her performance in the 2006 movie musical “Dreamgirls,” and a Grammy for her debut album, Jennifer Hudson in 2008.
So keep the faith, Lizzy. With a name like Pattinson, doors will only open for you, with or without Simon Cowell.
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