Natalia Kills might have killed her career.
Mediaworks, the owners of TV3, fired Kills and her Willy Moon from The X Factor New Zealand Monday. The decision was announced less than 24 hours after the judges eviscerated contestant Joe Irvine on live TV. Following Irvine's performance of "Cry Me a River" Saturday, Kills, 28, went for the jugular. "Ladies and gentleman, I'm just going to state the obvious: We have a doppelgänger in our midst. As an artist who respects creative integrity and intellectual property, I am disgusted at how much you have copied my husband. From the hair to the suit, do you not have any value or respect for originality?" she asked. "You're a laughing stock. It's cheesy. It's disgusting. I personally found it absolutely artistically atrocious. I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence having to even dignify you with an answer of my opinion." Irvine remained a gentleman, saying, "Thank you, Natalia. You're beautiful."
As the audience booed Kills, Moon ganged up on Irvine, saying, "It just feels a bit cheap and absurd," the singer said. "I mean, it's like Norman Bates dressing up in his mother's clothing. It's just a little bit creepy and I feel like you're going to stitch someone's skin to your face and then kill everyone in the audience. But...do you."