RAQUELLE Gracie was in good spirits today after Hope’s X Factor exit last night.
“We knew it was our time to go,” she told me.
The girl band were up until 4am today, packing their bags at The X Factor house in north London.
They’re spending tonight in a hotel before appearing on GMTV tomorrow morning.
“The future is wide open for us now,” maintained Raquelle.
“We were pretty sure we’d be going this week, so we made sure that we enjoyed every minute.
“I’ve had an amazing time with these girls. It’s been an incredible journey – and we’re sticking together.”
She accepted the other four acts were just too strong for Hope last night.
And the Altrincham-raised singer agreed there was a big difference in the quality of the group’s two performances.
“Two Become One was weak compared to We Will Rock You, whereas the other acts had two very strong, sensational, songs.
“It was really hard to even compete with them, but I think we did well.”
There’s a story in tomorrow’s MEN.
Update: The online version is here.
Raquelle denied reports linking her to axed X Factor finalist Daniel De Bourg and said she was still with French boyfriend Greg Bigio.
She also rubbished a story claiming Hope were responsible for turning The X Factor house into a slum.
“Totally ridiculous. It’s true that some people didn’t wash up but it definitely wasn’t us – it was the boys.
“Aren’t there other things going on in the world more important than The X Factor washing up?”
Do you know…I think she might be right.
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