Sam Bailey lashes out at The X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 December 2013

This article is from 2013.

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey

Sam Bailey has blasted 'The X Factor' and many of its contestants and claimed she knows pub singers who could "literally piss over half" of the hopefuls who do well on the show

Sam Bailey says pub singers could "p**s over half" of the 'X Factor' contestants.

The hopeful - who will compete with Nicholas McDonald in the live final tonight (15.12.13) - has lashed out against her rivals and the show as a whole after she was snubbed at her first audition six years ago.

She told the Sunday People newspaper: "I didn't have a lot of belief in the show then because the people I thought were relatively good never made it.

"I know so many people singing in pubs and clubs that will literally p**s over half the people who have been in this show and it really got my back up."

The 36-year-old prison officer also insisted not mentioning her father's battle with cancer when she auditioned in 2007 meant she was rejected because she didn't appear to have a "sob story".

She added: "At the time my dad had about a month to live. I didn't want to mention it because I didn't want it to be about him dying.

"I sang in a little room for about 30 seconds and I got told to go home and come back next year. I never did because I lost all belief in the programme.

"I bet if I had mentioned back then that my dad was poorly I probably would have got through. I would have been in the final - I probably would have won it! That's how I perceived it to be - about a sob story."

Sam Bailey

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