The Voice: X Factor rejection only made Sophie Griffin ‘more determined’

Sophie Griffin has admitted that it was probably a good thing that she was rejected from The X Factor last summer, because it has made her more ‘determined’ to succeed on The Voice.

The 17 year old singer applied for the ITV show and made it as far as the final stages of bootcamp, before being eliminated prior to judges houses. She revealed that all four judges gave her a yes at her initial tryout, with Gary Barlow being a particularly big fan of her vocal style. However, her performance was never shown on the series.

Speaking to The Irish Herald, the Northern Irish singer – who has made it down to the final 20 on BBC’s The Voice – admitted that she was gutted by the rejection at the time but is now glad that things worked out in that way.

She explained:

“The knockback was good for me. At the time it was gutting but it was the best thing to happen.

“It’s made me so strong and it’s made me really determined to make it.”

Sophie gave her first live TV performance on last night’s episode of The Voice and put her own spin on the current David Guetta track ‘Titanium.’

We didn’t love her version and before she even took to the stage, suspected it would be much too difficult a track for her to attempt. She struggled with some of the high notes and had some pitch problems, but we feel the problems lay with will.i.am’s song choice and not with her ability.

Two contestants will be eliminated from the show later this evening and currently, Sophie is the bookies favourite to go. Do you think she is at risk? Watch the video and leave your comments below…

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