Tulisa Contostavlos On Ella Henderson's The X Factor UK Exit: "It's Ridiculous!"

19 November 2012, 11:14 | Updated: 19 November 2012, 11:33

The 'Young' singer has criticised the public for voting the wrong acts through on the ITV1 show.

Tulisa Contostavlos has hit out at the British public for voting for the "wrong people" after her last remaining act on The X Factor UK was voted out in a shock exit last night (18th November).

Both the show's judges and the studio audience were audibly shocked when favourites Ella Henderson and James Arthur found themselves in the bottom two on Sunday night's results show, leading to sing-off that resulted in Ella being voted off.

"This is exactly when people are voting for the wrong people. There people should be finalists, it's ridiculous," Tulisa said, when asked for her vote. "My decision is James, even though I love him to death. I shouldn't have to make this decision tonight."

After the vote was taken to deadlock and Ella was revealed as the act with the lowest votes in the competition that week, Tulisa again spoke out about the "ridiculous" situation of Ella's exit.

"It's ridiculous, this situation. It's ridiculous," Tulisa said, while comforting 16 year-old Ella on stage. "People thought she was safe.

'There was nothing wrong with her performance, this week was one of the best she's ever done," Tulisa added.

Check out a picture of Tulisa Contostavlos comforting her act Ella Henderson after her The X Factor UK exit below (Credit: Rex Features):

James Arthur's mentor Nicole Scherzinger was also visibly shocked by the result, and said Ella and James being in the bottom two was a "great tragedy for this show".

Tulisa Contostavlos is set to release her debut solo album 'The Female Boss' next week (26th November), which features her hit singles 'Young' and 'Live It Up'.