Caerphilly X Factor singer hits back at newspaper claims
An X Factor contestant from Caerphilly has hit back at newspaper claims she threw her microphone down when show judges labelled her “average”.
Zoe Alexander, 22, is alleged to have thrown the mic in disgust and turned the air blue with a four-letter tirade when head judge Gary Barlow called a halt to her audition in Cardiff on Sunday.
The Take That singer reportedly stopped the audition with fellow judge Louis Walsh joining him in criticism.
But the singer, a professional Pink impersonator, said that show producers had set her up by insisting she sing one of the American star’s songs.
She told the Press Association: “It wasn’t a song I was going to do. I wanted to do Jessie J. I didn’t feel comfortable.
“They humiliated me in front of thousands of people. But I make my living doing Pink routines and I’m good at it.
“I went out on stage and Gary Barlow put his hand up in just 30 seconds. They all seemed to have a really awful attitude towards me.”
The singer, who has made national newspaper headlines since the pre-recorded audition, added: “I did swear, but I was referring to the X Factor and the company, not the audience.”
Ms Alexander said she dropped the mic and that the experience was the “most humiliating day of my life”.Follow @CaerphillyObsvr