Producer Denies The X Factor Vote Fix
Richard Holloway insists he didn't tell Louis Walsh to save Rylan Clark...
Louis Walsh to send the sing-off vote to deadlock at the weekend.
The TV exec had been [uuid=d6cd14dd-1eaa-405a-b2c7-ca7c2fbfec69]Gary Barlow is unlikely to be pacified by the statement, having reportedly been furious at his act Carolynne's departure on Sunday.
A source told Ne-Yo speaking out in his defence.
Speaking on London's Choice radio station, he said: "Everybody knows — including Rylan — that he is not the strongest singer. Rylan is what you would call a character.
"Not all music is about how well somebody sings. You can't tell me that every song you've ever played on this station, you've played because the vocalist was just incredible.
"I dug the fact he was genuine about who he was — he's not putting on. That's really who he is. I'm a singer but I'm also senior vice-president of A&R for Motown Records. So I'm an executive as well.
"I have to understand that just because I wouldn't personally rock it in my car doesn't mean that there's not a place for it in the music industry. Some music is just about having fun.
"In the case of Rylan, it's about people that make you feel something. You don't listen to Rylan for his voice — you look at him for his entertainment."
And Ne-Yo, who helped Nicole Scherzinger at the Judges' Houses stage of this year's show, even offered to write a track for Essex boy Rylan.
He continued: "In his space, he will sell records — or at least singles. He's going to come out with that dance record that's going to annoy the hell out of some people but others will love it.
"I don't know about featuring on one of his singles but I'd definitely write one for him."