X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman says that if finalist Rachel Hylton fails this week, she’ll only have herself to blame.

The headstrong singer has taken song choice and styling into her own hands after disputes with her mentor Dannii Minogue, and Brian said: “This week is really going to be her week because she’s taking it into her own hands, and if she fails it’s her fault…

“But I really don’t think she will – I think she knows what she’s doing.”

Setting the record straight about Rachel and Dannii, Brian said: “They do get on, but Rachel sees things a different way than a lot of people on the show do.

“She wants to choose her own music, she wants to work with the wardrobe stylist on her own clothes. She doesn’t really like the way she was dressed. She just wants to (be) hands on a little bit more, because she feels she knows herself better than everyone else does.”

He added: “The only department she didn’t really challenge was me, which I’m really happy (about) because Rachel’s got a strong personality and I don’t want to butt heads with her!”

However, Brian tipped Rachel to avoid the bottom two in this week’s show, which sees contestants perform Mariah Carey hits.