Ruth Lorenzo has admitted that she sees something special in X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson.
Lorenzo shot to fame on the fifth series of the British TV talent show in 2008 and is probably most memorable as the stunning Spanish girl who shocked the judges with her rendition of Prince’s Purple Rain.
In an exclusive interview with Unreality TV, Ruth shared her thoughts on this year’s contestants and admitted that she is drawn to Rebecca’s ‘Angel Eyes.’
I love Rebecca Ferguson though, I just think she has these angel eyes.
When asked if the Liverpool mum of two could sell music after the show, Ruth added:
I think she could sell music. You know, pop doesn’t sell. Pop sells in very big scale. Britney Spears sells pop, Lady GaGa sells pop, Katy Perry sells pop. But pop stays on the radio for one week, and then it goes into one of those CDs…songs of the year, 2010! That’s what happens to pop, it’s like fashion almost. But then there’s real music. Sade will always sell albums, Sting will always sell albums and Tina Turner will always sell albums. It’s real music, it’s not just pop. It’s not just something to get a lot of money out of quick and fast.
It was then pointed out to Ruth that very often that is exactly how The X Factor works. They get their winner, make a record, sell a few singles and that person eventually disappears again. She admitted:
It’s really sad, but that’s normally what happens. Not only on X Factor, but in the pop world. I think Simon Cowell is a really smart guy and he sees the pattern. I think that he’ll make Rebecca – if she wins – into a proper selling artist.
On whether Rebecca has what it takes to win, the buxom beauty added:
I hope so. I like Rebecca and I love Matt. He’s really good.