X Factor rejects Bad Lashes have claimed judge and mentor Louis Walsh focused his attention on boyband JLS.
Member Emily McNamee said, "He loves boy groups, that's his thing. Boy groups are totally his thing."
The band confessed they would have preferred to have had Girls Aloud's Cheryl Cole as their mentor, and even Walsh told them to seek her advice.
The girl-group were the first of the final 12 acts to be voted off the show on Saturday night following the viewers vote after performing Wonderwall.
ITV1 said that 10.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the first live show.