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X factor thows Caitlyn a curveball

MAKE OR BREAK: Tomorrow night Caitlyn Shadbolt performs again on X Factor, but this week the unknown song will be chosen by a rival judge. The surprises continue Tuesday night with three contestants to be named in the bottom three acts up for elimination.
MAKE OR BREAK: Tomorrow night Caitlyn Shadbolt performs again on X Factor, but this week the unknown song will be chosen by a rival judge. The surprises continue Tuesday night with three contestants to be named in the bottom three acts up for elimination. Contributed

GYMPIE X Factor hopeful Caitlyn Shadbolt took a few moments of rehearsal time for a chat with The Gympie Times on Thursday and was upbeat despite a tumultuous week.

The singer dodged a bullet on Monday night, landing in the top two and singing for her place in the competition before fellow Queenslander Rochelle Pitt was eliminated.

Caitlyn recalled the judges' deadlock and pushing the verdict back into the public's hands.

"I was ready to be in the bottom two," she said. "I was a bit deflated... it was a knock to the confidence.

"Things can change so fast in this competition and I want to stay and go as far as I can."

Caitlyn said she had dusted herself off after a bruising time on Monday and would approach tomorrow evening's performance with a positive attitude.

"I need to have my head screwed on and think logically," she said.

This week, X Factor is raising the stakes with two bombshells revealed on television Thursday night. Not only will there be a bottom three singing for their place in the competition next week, the songs sung tomorrow night will also be selected by rival judges.

Caitlyn said she did not know which judge would choose her song and found out about this week's twist from her friends.

"My friends messaged me (after seeing the promo) on TV," Caitlyn said.

The twist means nearly half the contestants will be singing for their future on the show. No matter what, Caitlyn said she was determined to go out "on a good note".

"Redfoo was definitely right about his comments last Sunday, and song choice is everything right now," she said.

Redfoo's comments, meanwhile, led to a tongue-in-cheek exchange backstage when cameras captured Caitlyn's mother Helen confronting Redfoo. "I was in my dressing room and heard mum yelling," Caitlyn said.

"I went out and saw the cameras and Redfoo looked a little scared!"

Caitlyn thanked her Gympie supporters for getting behind her. "I have another shot this week because of everyone, so a big thank you," she said.

In another X Factor twist, the live verdict will be shown on Channel 7 from 7.30pm Tuesday because of Monday night's Brownlow Medal coverage. Voting timeframes will remain the same.

Gympie Times

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