An X Factor hopeful allegedly lashed out at a female producer and shouted expletives at the judges after being told she hadn’t qualified for the next round in the competition.
Zoe Alexander is reported to have thrown her microphone down on the stage in a rage and pushed the female producer on the face, causing her nose to bleed, when told she was “average”.
The wannabe singer from Caerphilly, South Wales, was trying out in Cardiff yesterday (June 25) when the alleged incident took place.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the singer apologised – but tried to justify her actions, because she was not allowed to sing the song she had originally chosen.
“I lost it and said they were a bunch of c****," she said.
"I want to apologise to the judges and to the audience – but they set me up to humiliate me.”
Zoe, who performs as part of a Pink tribute act, had been planning to perform a Jessie J hit, but was asked to perform Pink’s So What instead – which she didn’t want to do.
The 22-year-old has now dubbed the audition the “most humiliating day of my life”.
Her father Glen Smith, 55, told the paper: “They wanted a girl with attitude and that’s what they got.
"They even chose the song for her but then the judges all gave her a ‘no’."
A spokesperson for The X Factor told STV: "There was and incident at The X Factor auditions in Cardiff. The issue is being dealt with.”
Yesterday's try-outs in Cardiff completed this year's X Factor audition round. The judges - Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and new recruit Nicole Scherzinger will now whittle down the hopefuls for the bootcamp stage of the contest.
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