X Factor 2013 hopeful Abi Alton has said Louis Walsh's comments during her first audition were postiive.
Young Abi wowed the judges over the weekend with her two auditions, singing her original track during last night's arena try outs.
But on Saturday night, Louis suggested that the songwriter perhaps wasn't the best fit for the competition, and Nicole Scherzinger agreed.
"I was wanting to impress all of the judges in my first audition," Abi said this week. "But I understand where Louis was coming from. I understand his reservations about me.
“And to be honest, it was a blessing in disguise because it made me work a lot harder for the arena audition because I wanted to impress all of the judges.
“So I think it was actually a good thing. Everyone’s saying it wasn’t but I think it was."
Abi went on to win over both Louis and Nicole at Wembley to win a spot in the next stage, and she's over the moon with the result.
She added to Unrealityv: “And at the end of the day, it was a happy ending because I did get through to Boot Camp.”
The X Factor continues next Saturday and Sunday on ITV.
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