Lucy Spraggan - Lucy Spraggan gives an acoustic performance before meeting fans and signing copies of her new album 'We Are' at HMV, Oxford Street, London at HMV - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th May 2015
Lucy Spraggan - Former X-Factor star Lucy Spraggan performing live and signing copies of her new album 'We Are' at hmv Birmingham Bullring at HMV Bullring Shopping Centre - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Tuesday 5th May 2015
The 'X Factor' winner does some damage control after a homophobic rap.
James Arthur has announced to a crowd at one of his gigs in Edinburgh that he is not homophobic anymore after 2013 saw the X Factor winner ignited a homophobia row over a rap he released that featured the offensive term "queer."
James Arthur Told The Crowd At A Gig That He Doesn't Think He's Homophobic Anymore.
Arthur, who is claimed to have suffered "depression and anxiety attacks" in the wake of the furore, has made attempts to make amends for his incendiary actions. At last night's sold out Usher Hall gig in Edinburgh, Arther introduced his new single 'Get Down' by saying: "This one will hopefully get played on the radio, cause I'm not a homophobe any more." Arthur later added: "I'm not much of a public speaker," according to The Guardian.
After James Arthur versus Frankie Boyle, the North-East singer appears to be taking on Lucy Spraggan.
James Arthur Allegedly Sent Abusive Texts To Lucy Spraggan
We reported on Arthur's response to rapper Micky Worthless, which led to an argument with Frankie Boyle on Twitter, though it appears a feud with Spraggan has now opened up.
JLS have some stern words of advice for this year’s X Factor contestants.
Well, they have some words of advice for some of this year’s X factor contestants. It wasn’t too hard to figure out who they were aiming their words of wisdom at, exactly. Step forward, Rylan Clark and Lucy Spraggan, for you have been singled out as this year’s troublemakers.
Continue reading: Advice For X Factor Troublemakers: JLS Get Serious
Rylan Clark gave head judge Gary Barlow a reason to despise him that little more this week, after being chucked out of central London hotel The Corinthia for flashing his behind. Joined by partner in crime Lucy Spraggan, the pair ran amok through the swanky residence before being given their marching orders by managers.
Reflecting on his misdemeanour to Heatworld.com, Clark explained, "Oh god, the hotel were not happy with that kind of press.I'm holed up in a hotel in Wembley for five days. I've got to behave myself," adding, "I can't believe it. I was so drunk, but I said I'd do it and I f*cking did it. The X Factor team warned me not to but they love it really." Rylan has as much chance of winning The X Factor as Matt Cardle has of another No.1 record, though he's firmly established himself as this year's token "crap act that makes it all the way till the end, until audiences get bored." His last performance saw him parade down a catwalk flanked by 'fashion pandas.
Yorkshire-born Ella Henderson is the odds-on favourite to win this year's show. She has been described as the best X Factor vocalist since Leona Lewis.
After a night out at London's 'G.A.Y.', Lucy Spraggan and Rylan Clark were seen stumbling around in the West End, outside their very posh hotel. With the reputation of the hotel at stake, the pair were kicked out and relegated to a far less impressive establishment not far from their original abode.
Spraggan's behaviour can be somewhat forgiven, not only due to her lovable demeanour, but because those kinds of antics (and many others besides) are what fuelled the song that first made everyone fall for the northern singer-songwriter in her first X-Factor audition. She gave a rendition of her own song 'Last Night' which includes lyrics absolutely apt for the tumultuous night that has been reported nationwide: “Last night I called you a loser, I think that was after flaming sambuca, I shouted at you 'do me a favor' and that's when I fell off the pavement.”
However Rylan's behaviour, like his presence in the show, is far less endearing, and he knows it. “Oh God, the hotel were not happy with that kind of press,” he said, “I’m holed up in a hotel in Wembley for five days. I’ve got to behave myself.” However, he's under the impression that the team at X-Factor are enjoying his actions. "The X Factor team warned me not to but they love it really.” Really? So far Gary Barlow has been fairly scathing of Rylan. Although MTV quotes Rylan saying “To be perfectly honest, Gary ain't really of concern to me in the slightest. Some things I do think he goes a bit far with.”
It certainly didn’t seem that way in the early hours of Monday morning when they were still out partying, according to the Evening Standard. Rylan was at the centre of The X Factor controversy last week when Louis Walsh chose to take the vote to deadlock, when it looked for a moment that he had chosen Carolynne Poole to stay in the contest. Rylan stayed, despite – by his own admission – hardly being the strongest singer in the contest. And he seems to be doing whatever he can to make sure he stays in the headlines until his number’s up on the show (which, if Gary Barlow has anything to do with it, will be very soon indeed).
Neither Rylan nor Lucy seem to be terribly comfortable with the format of the X Factor live shows; Lucy writes her own songs and develops a ‘socially awkward rabbit caught in about a thousand sets of headlights’ when anyone prises her guitar away from her and the camper-than-thou Rylan must surely have exhausted all of his tactics for distracting everyone from the fact that he can’t actually sing. And now, they both seem to be getting all Frankie Coccozza on us. This surely won’t go down well with the X Factor judges.
Continue reading: Rylan Clark And Lucy Spraggan Disciplined For Drunken Debauchery