A west London singer has secured a spot in the live finals of the popular singing contest X Factor.
Chloe Jasmine Whichello, of west London, has advanced to the live shows, which will start next weekend, because her mentor, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini said she is 'not boring'.
The singer's decision to put forward the blonde contestant was met with an online backlash from viewers who did not think she deserved the spot.
However Cheryl, who originally rejected the hopeful before swiftly changing her mind, has defended her decision.
Speaking to The Sun On Sunday, she said: "A lot of girls sang amazingly but it gets boring. You would get to week three of the live shows and you would be like, 'OK, you can sing very well but I wouldn't want to watch you in concert.
"I'm always thinking who could be a star. Chloe might divide opinion but once people get to know her you can't help but like her. She is mesmerising and just fascinating. I've never known anyone quite like her."
Judges Simon Cowell , Mel B, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have now made their decisions across the last two weekends and the categories are finalised.
Joining Chloe in the girls category is, Stephanie Nala and Lauren Platt.
For the boys it is Paul Akister, Jake Quickenden and Andrea Faustini.
Simon Cowell's group is the Overs which includes, Fleur East, Ben Haenow and Jay James and finally in the groups there are, New Boy Band, Only The Young and Blonde Electra.
The X Factor continues next Saturday with the first of the live shows.
Selection of the final 12 came just a day before singer James Blunt slammed the show's credibility and announced he will be holding auditions for a support act to his December 1 gig at Hammersmith Apollo.