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Tulisa determined to win as an X Factor judge

Tulisa Contostavlos wants people to know that she didn't just join the judging panel of X Factor to raise her profile and that she's determined to win. 

The young N-Dubz star is currently working as a panelist and mentor on the talent contest's new season and she told The Sun that she's putting her heart and soul into helping her group to succeed:

"I care about my acts and I want them to win. If they fail, I don't want it to be because of me. I want it to be off their own back. I want to give it 100 per cent and feel I gave them all the ingredients to succeed. I will be very hands-on with the final four. I'll do all I can to guide them and help — I want to win."

Although she knows it won't be an easy task, she already knows how to pick out the serious contenders and added:

"Those are the ones who spend the night rehearsing and then go straight to bed. The people wanting to fool around aren't taking it seriously. Fine, go celebrate once you're through and when you've got the time — but otherwise, don't do it."

Watch Tulisa deal with a rather irate auditionee on the current season of X Factor here: