'X Factor': Stacy Francis rips Simon Cowell, Astro after getting the hook

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stacy-francis-nov17-fox.jpgIf you believe Stacy Francis, she never stood a chance in "The X Factor" because she wasn't on Simon Cowell's team.

After getting x-ed off the singing competition on Thursday (Nov. 17), Francis says, "I feel like I had a disadvantage by not being in his category. I believe that somebody in his category will win."

The 42-year-old mother continues, saying Cowell "beat up everyone in the competition last night except his category."

Francis did take some ownership of her failure to advance by saying that she didn't feel like she made the best song choices. But she adds the dye was cast when Cowell reviewed her performance of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" for the national audience on Wednesday (Nov. 16).

"I feel like my demise was set up last night when he [Simon] called me a cabaret singer," she says.

Francis also pulled no punches when it came to her former cellar-dwelling competition, Astro. The teen rapper drew boos for his comments about not wanting to perform for people who aren't his fans.

"The thing to be disappointed about is when you see someone like Astro have such an obnoxious attitude about it is that he gets to stay," Francis says. "That's kind of a hard pill to swallow because he doesn't seem grateful to be here."

Now that's the drama we've come to expect from Stacy.

UPDATE: She did change her tune a little Friday morning (Nov. 18), when she had nothing but nice things to say about Astro. Not so much for Simon, though.
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