How do you feel about re-joining the competition?
I am really excited, it’s awesome! I am completely shocked to have a second chance – it has never happened in Australian X Factor history.Why do you think you were selected?
I think it was because Mel found my main problem to be confidence. She really seems to be the best mentor for that type of thing – to give you a good kick up the bum if you need.
Are you looking forward to working with Mel B again?
Yeah we are actually getting along quite well now. You know, it has been a bit rough on her: she has been very stressed. But we are doing well and everything is getting better and better.
Are you excited to move into The X Factor apartments and be reunited with the other contestants?
Definitely, they are all my friends and we all get along. Things just haven’t been the same for me without them. The whole dynamic between the group is what I have really missed.
Who would say are your closest friends out of the remaining contestants?
I get along with everyone quite well, although I am quite close with Fourtunate, Angel and Julian because of the ensemble performance we did together at bootcamp. Most of the boys in The Collective - who I spent time with at bootcamp - are really good mates too.
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