Popstar Winner Anton Gordon Turned Away From X Factor
Anton Gordon, one of the winners of ITVs contest ‘Popstars The Rivals’, in which Girls Aloud shot to fame, was turned away from the X Factor auitions by the production team. he didn’t even get to meet the judges!
Anton Gordon won the show, to become a member of boy group, One True Voice. One True Voice became a laughing stock after their debut single lost out in the battle for the Christmas number one to Girls Aloud.
Their second single Shakespeareâ€™s (Way With) Words performed even worse, only making No10 in the charts. The band split soon afterwards.
An X Factor insider said: â€œProducers were so embarrassed that one of ITVâ€™s so called winners was back queuing that they sent him away â€” despite the fact that he and Coree were probably two of the most talented people there.â€?
A show spokeswoman said: â€œThey turned up in Manchester but didnâ€™t make the grade.â€?
Anton is the second OTV member to have approached the X Factor.
Fellow bandmate Matt Johnson tried out for the first series in 2004, but like Anton did not make it past the first round.