The X Factor judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh have come in for criticism from the latest acts to be booted off the show.

Rocker Storm Lee accused his mentor Louis of pressurising him into dyeing his hair, while double act Diva Fever said they did not like Simon’s choice of song.

Edinburgh-born musician Storm, 37, got the lowest number of viewer votes after his performance of Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run and was automatically eliminated from the contest.

Diva Fever made their exit when three of the judges opted to send them home after the sing-off.

The duo later admitted they were worried about their song, Duck Sauce’s Barbra Streisand, because they did not think people would be familiar with it, but said Simon told them he had a ‘vision’.

“Sometimes you are afraid to speak up because you think they might start thinking you’re a diva,” Joe Al-Smadi told ITV’s Daybreak. “We did express that we didn’t like the song to start off with because it’s really new in the chart at the minute.

“We thought a lot of people might not know it. But Simon had a vision for it and he said he thought we’d do really well with it.”

Asked why he dyed his hair pink, Storm Lee said: “The truth of it is I feel a little bit set up by my mentor.

“He was really adamant that I change my look and be a little bit more flamboyant… I wasn’t going to start off the show by fighting him.”

But the musician said he did his best during his performances and added of his elimination: “I actually strangely feel quite relieved in a way.”