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Okri: 'Simon Cowell is a big meanie'

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Okri: 'Simon Cowell is a big meanie'

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Britain's Got Talent reject Natali Okri has claimed that Simon Cowell is a "big meanie" for not voting her into the show's final.

The ten-year-old singer was kicked off the ITV1 talent contest on Sunday night after Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan chose to save dance group Diversity instead.

Okri, who broke down in tears after the result, blamed her choice of song - Jamelia's 'Superstar' - for her exit.

"I hated the song I sang, it didn't let me show how good my voice is," she told The Mirror. "I agreed with Simon when he said it was the wrong song for me, although I still think he's a big meanie for voting against me."

The youngster's mum Tabeth Mupondihunga agreed, blaming the show's producers for stifling her daughter's talent.

"The songs that Natalie wanted to sing were dismissed by the producers and we, without knowing better, gave in to their demands," she said. "They even told Natalie not to dance as much, when she is a very good dancer.

"We knew that Simon would not like the song and I think the producers knew that too. I am not angry with the judges and I am incredibly proud of my little girl."

Susan Boyle, Shaun Smith, Diversity and Flawless are the first four acts through to this year's Britain's Got Talent final.

The third semi-final airs on ITV1 tonight at 8:30pm.

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