Frankie Cocozza, the British singing hopeful and finalist on The X Factor, found himself in the bottom two during Sunday's results show (17th October 2011), but managed to escape elimination. Frankie's rendition of Coldplay's The Scientist failed to impress the judges, but the singer's father has been talking up his son's success with the ladies.
Speaking to UK's People newspaper, Frankie Snr said of his 18-year-old son, "I don't think he has slept with more than 100 girls. I think he is on number 67. I'd say my number is 30 or 40 but it might be more". The teenager stunned the live audience at his audition by revealing a tattooed list of girl's names on his bottom. His father claims to see his younger-self in Frankie, saying, ". I would be out every night. I'd go on the lash and meet a lady. They would all be one-night stands because we would want a different girl the next day". Despite being installed as an early favourite to win the competition, Cocozza found himself in danger of being eliminated on Sunday's show. His mentor Gary Barlow had switched songs from Daniel Merriweather's 'Red' to 'The Scientist', just hours before Saturday's live performance.
Luckily for the Brighton-born singer, the judges chose to eliminate boy band 'Nu-Vibe' from the competition following their performance of Cheryl Cole's 'Promise This' in the sing off survival round.