Simon Cowell’s favouritism toward Tamera Foster upsets X Factor judges after he worries she’ll get the boot following bottom two shocker

She was very nearly eliminated from the competition last weekend.

Simon Cowell is worried Tamera Foster is headed for an early X Factor exit. Copyright [Rex] But Tamera Foster need not worry as she has X Factor boss Simon Cowell on her side – much to Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow’s annoyance.

The 53-year-old music mogul is apparently worried that the 16-year-old could be heading for an early exit and is doing everything he can do to keep her in.

A source told The Sun: "It's all kicked off backstage this week for the first time.

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"After Tamera was in the bottom two last week, a lot of people close to Cowell realised there was a serious chance she could get the boot.

"They don't want to let that happen so have been going to extra lengths to make her comfortable. The feeling at Syco is that the only contestant with a chance in hell of becoming a pop star that could sell records is Tamera."
Simon Cowell thinks the X Factor's Tamera Foster could win the show. Copyright [Rex]
Good news for Tamera, not so much for the other mentors.

While Sharon, Louis and Gary don’t have a problem with Tamera, they aren’t exactly thrilled that she is now getting preferential treatment over their acts.

The insider continued: "It's nothing personal against Tamera, or even Nicole, but the other judges believe every contestant should be treated the same way.
The X Factor judges are not happy with Simon Cowell's preferential treatment of Tamera. Copyright [ITV]
"At the end of the day, it's down to the public to decide who should be voted off and who should win the show.

"Right now, Tamera hasn't connected with the public - a lot of people don't like her attitude."

This may be so, but there’s no denying the girl can seriously sing – no wonder Simon Cowell wants her to stay in for as long as possible.

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