X Factor 2012: Nervous Christopher Maloney HAS sung in public before as a cruise ship singer & Lorna Bliss audition prompts complaints
Starting with Christopher, fans of the show will no doubt recall that when he auditioned for the judges, he was actually quaking with fear, and teary eyed.
He told the panel that “people” had told him he wasn’t good enough to try out for the show, and he intimated that he’d never had the bottle to sing in public before.
After Chris sang, judge Gary Barlow asked him, “How the hell have you kept that voice hidden till now?”
Chris replied, “I’ve never put myself out there like this before. Today I’ve just bitten the bullet…”
However, in today’s Sun, the boss of a company that recruits singers for cruise ships, Mollie Daley – who was a judge on Sky1 show Showboaters – has claimed that she hired Chris to in 2000 to sing “to thousands” on First Choice’s Bolero cruise ship.
Mollie, who’s the manager of Peel Entertainment, said: “I was astonished when I listened to all these claims by Chris to Gary Barlow that no one had given him a chance.
“That was so disingenuous of him. He came to us in 2000 after spotting our advert in The Stage.
“He had a big voice which was a bit rough around the edges, but we knew we had to have him.
“And we gave him months of vocal coaching. It’s strange that he says he was so nervous, because he didn’t show a hint of nerves when he was on stage with us.
“In fact he became so popular he ended up recording an album that we sold on board.”
In response to Mollie’s claims, Chris told TV Biz, “I’ve worked as a cruise ship singer and did bingo calling and family quizzes years ago, but only for a few hundred people.
“It was nothing like X Factor. It’s all new to me.”
What do you think? Was Chris being “disingenuous” by not revealing that he’d sung on cruise ships?
Over to the Lorna Bliss hoo-hah now, and according to the Mirror, “scores of viewers” have complained to Ofcom about her audition – which aired on Sunday evening – given that she “gyrated” wearing only underwear and a body stocking.
The paper adds, “Lorna, who was rejected by judges, also crawled on the floor, at one stage wiggling her bottom at the audience.”
Of the complaints, Ofcom spokesman Rhys Hurd said, “A decision will be taken whether we hold an investigation into the act.”
Lorna sparked the same controversy last year when she appeared topless on Britain’s Got Talent.
Did Lorna’s audition offend you? It kinda grossed me out a bit and was awfully cringe worthy, but I can’t honestly say it offended me.
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