Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Our Ruby Down but Not out in X Factor; Will Mel B Save the Day?

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Our Ruby Down but Not out in X Factor; Will Mel B Save the Day?

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Byline: Seanna Cronin

RUBY Mills has had a roller coaster experience on The X Factor, and her ride might not be over just yet.

The Bundaberg singer nearly earned a spot in her mentor Guy Sebastian's team last night.

In a surprise move, which fellow judge Iggy Azalea called crazy, Sebastian swapped Ruby out for hairdresser Zebulen Howell - who was in turn swapped for Timmy Knowles.

"When you sit up on that chair and he says 'I'm going to swap you out', I think your heart stops beating," Ruby told the NewsMail.

"You're sitting there not only in front of the judges but a crowd of 2500 and you know it's going to be broadcast on TV. It was a very raw experience."

The 24-year-old was the first singer to perform and despite not being completely satisfied with her rendition of Adele's When We Were Young, Sebastian gave her his first seat.

Azalea praised her as "graceful" and "tough competition" while Adam Lambert said Ruby had an irresistible "swag". …

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