The X Factor is famed for its drama - but not usually on the first week of live shows.
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Today Carolynne Poole has stepped out putting on her best brave face for a morning of interviews, but has admitted that she's 'cross' about the whole situation.
Carolynne was voted off the show after Louis Walsh first saved her, before deciding to take the decision to deadlock - where Carolynne had received the fewest public votes.
Carolynne did admit she's cross about the whole thing. Copyright [Rex]However, the U-turn decision and pictures of an executive producer whispering in Louis' ear during Carolynne's performance has led viewers to claim the whole thing was a fix in order to keep controversial Rylan Clark in the show.
Today, Carolynne said: "I'm still gutted - I haven't had a chance to have a proper cry yet to be honest. I am cross, but I guess it's just the nature of the beast."
She went on to say that her mentor, Gary Barlow, who stormed off stage after the decision was made, was 'really, really cross' as well.
This photo of an executive producer whispering to Louis has sparked fix claims. Copyright [Twitter]Carolynne Poole went on to say that she won't audition for The X Factor for the third year in a row next year.
She said: "I just couldn't put myself through that again."
The singer put on a brave face and posed for photographers outside the studios, though. She looked amazing in a short black skirt and leather jacket combo.
We're gutted to see her go - keep that chin up Carolynne!