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Tulisa: 'I had to prove myself as an X Factor judge'

N-Dubz sensation Tulisa Contostavlos has admitted that although she felt a strong sense of authority while working as a judge on The X Factor she still felt as though she had to prove herself.

Speaking to The Mirror newspaper, the singer explained that performing live on the talent show was almost like a rite of passage that showcased her talent to the nation and reinforced why she had been chosen for the all-important panel:

"Performing on the show was a big deal for me and I'm glad I nailed it. I felt like throughout the series I was continually having to prove myself as a judge. I had to justify why I was there in a way - even during the final."

"So actually being able to sing live with the girls in the final was a massive deal for me as well as them. People finally got to see that I wasn't just some street rat girl from N-Dubz who didn't have any talent. I got to show them what I was made of."




Watch Contostavlos' stunning performance from The X Factor final with her winning girls, Little Mix, below:


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