One of the singers hoping to progress to The X Factor live finals has criticised mentor Dannii Minogue, saying she only saw her and guest judge Emma Bunton for 45 minutes.

Suzie Furlonger, one of six in the judge's over-25s group said: "We hardly saw them at all. Danni spent less than an hour in total with us during three long days. Emma spent even less," she said.

"A lot of people assumed we were going to get expert coaching from Dannii and Emma... But there was none. Dannii only appeared three times.

"She was nice when she was around. But we didn't get to know her at all."

Louis Walsh recently remarked that he expects Minogue to be axed from the next series of the ITV1 show.

The contestants going through to this year's live final will be revealed on ITV later this evening.

05/10/2008 18:13:11