In a recent interview, she made it clear that she didn’t understand Aussies and blamed fans for pushing her too far.
‘We have people on the show this year, and I’m like: “If the Australian public don’t vote for this person, I’m just gon’ have to walk out.” I just won’t get it,’ she threatened.
And despite Team Kelly contestant Sam Perry being the odds-on favourite to be crowned the winner – his audition has become one of the most-talked-about moments of this season when all four coaches turned around for him – the show’s bosses have called meetings as they go into ‘crisis mode’.
‘They know she won’t hold back,’ says the spy. ‘Kelly doesn’t like losing, everyone found that out the hard way last year when she stormed off and refused to talk to anyone. It was awkward, especially for the winner Judah [Kelly] and for his coach Delta.’
But making no apologies, the songstress is being clear she still has sour grapes.
‘Well, for one, Fasika should’ve won. But, when it came down to the two, I felt like Hoseah was more a voice I’d listen to on the radio,’ she confirmed in the interview.
‘If somebody goes home that I love this season, even if they’re not on my team, I want an explanation. I just want to know the logic.’
Battening down the hatches, crew members have been warned of possible outcomes for the grand finale and preparations are underway for a replacement coach, should she quit.
‘Kelly is a strong and smart woman. She has had to fight her way to the top to get noticed after Destiny’s Child. She wants to support women and to show them they can do anything and be the top of their game. She is so focused on it.’
Channel Nine has today denied claims that Kelly is to quit the show, or that she is disgruntled.
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