Wednesday 13 December 2017

X Factor producers in crisis talks with Lucy Spraggan after she threatens to quit show

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

X FACTOR producers are said to be holding crisis talks with contestant Lucy Spraggan after she threatened to quit the show over having to sing cover versions, it has been reported.

The Mirror reports that 21 year old Spraggan has threatened to leave the show as she is unhappy singing cover versions when she can write her own songs.

Spraggan audtioned for the show with her own original ‘Beer fear’ song, and has sung several others throughout the show – proving popular with viewers.

Show bosses had claimed she missed the live show at the weekend due to illness.

A source told the paper: “Lucy might quit, she's tired of being told off. She doesn't want to sing covers. She was loving it but she's unwell, which is making her negative."

It is also believed that the singer believes she should be entitled to royalties from her songs which are selling on iTunes.

All the contestant’s weekly performances are sold through the download store. However Spraggan has performed two original songs which she believes she is entitled to earn royalties on.

The singer has not tweeted from her Twitter account in over 5 days - despite being a regular tweeter prior to this week.

However show bosses have been quick to dismiss the claims, an official statement said: “Lucy is committed to the show and is hoping to return to perform this coming weekend".

Last night’s results show saw Tulisa lose her first girl, as Jade Ellis was sent home after a sing off with band Union J.

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