X Factor 2012: Jahmene Douglas ‘I don’t want to burden people with what I’ve been dealing with’
WATCH JAHMENE’S PERFORMANCE OF ‘SAY A LITTLE PRAYER’ FROM TONIGHT’S CLUB CLASSICS SHOW HERE…
Jahmene Douglas has proven himself to be quite the inspiration on this year’s X Factor series.
The 21 year old singer not only has an amazing talent, but a strong moral fibre too and has so far avoided trading on his difficult childhood as a means of winning votes.
The former shelf stacker has been forced to open up slightly about his troubled past, his abusive dad, his late brother, as a result of the tabloid press uncovering many details of his private life. However, he has avoided being salacious and in an interview with The Sun today, revealed that his passion for music is driven by the fact that his singing provided a sanctuary to him during the hardest tiems of his life.
Jahmene confessed: “Music is my sanctuary. It was the only place I had to go in that time where I felt safe.
“A lot of people would choose to rebel but I’ve chosen to focus on singing. It’s the higher love thing. I know it sounds cheesy.”
Douglas has previously revealed that not only is he single, but he has never had a girlfriend before and has never even been kissed.
He’s quite religious and doesn’t approve of women dressing suggestively but on top of that, he admitted to the newspaper that he doesn’t want to settle down with somebody, until he gets his own issues ironed out.
“I’d love to get married and have children. I know it’s difficult for me because I’ve got a lot of stuff going on in my head.”
He continued: “I don’t want to burden people with what I’ve been dealing with so that’s the reason I’ve been single for so long.
“But I’m stronger than people think. I want to spread positivity. I want to tell people, ‘You can hold on to your happiness. It doesn’t have to be stolen from you.’”
Tonight the singer songwriter and his fellow hopefuls will be performing for the third time this series and taking on songs that fit with a club classics theme. Check out our teaser song list here!
Do you think Jahmene will shine? Leave your comments below….
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