Abbey Johnston and Lisa Parker walked onto the X-Factor stage as giggling teenagers. By the time they finished their audition four minutes later, they resembled brawling barmaids.
Watch the video below:
Competing under the name Ablisa, the duo were sweet, if annoyingly giddy, ahead of their big moment. “We just, like, wanna live the dream,” 18-year old Abbey said. “We just wanna get on the stage, be ourselves, show our personalities.”
That was probably a bad idea. Before they even started singing Lisa told the audience to shut up, and Abbey stormed off stage. Following their painful rendition of Shayne Ward’s That’s My Goal, Abbey explained to Simon that his opinion doesn’t actually matter. Even the normally acid-tongued Cowell was taken aback.
“You have the worst attitude of any contestants I have ever met on any of these shows,” he said. “Seriously, seriously rude.”
So they turned nastier.
When guest judge Natalie Imbruglia said Ablisa’s singing “was not great,” Lisa bit back.
“Who are you, may I ask?”
Clearly embarrassed, Abbey punched her best friend in the face as they exited stage left, and Lisa shot the audience a birdie.
The video has been watched more than one million times since Saturday.
For the record, Imbruglia sang the 1997 international hit “Torn.” (NewsFeed wasn’t sure either…)