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X Factor Hopeful Blasts Show

Wednesday September 3 2014




AN X FACTOR hopeful from Barnsley has blasted the show's producers - for trying to make her look "weird".

Kelsey Ellison, who specialises in singing Korean and Japanese pop songs, was so unhappy with her X Factor experience she has posted a 10-minute video rant on YouTube.

Kelsey, 22, from High Balk, successfully came through a private audition with producers who asked her to sing in Korean.

But during her second audition at Wembley in front of Simon Cowell, the celebrity judges and an audience of 5,000, she was questioned why she sang in Korean and told she was auditioning in the wrong country.

She also claims she had no time to prepare, was left outside in the cold for hours, there was no sound check and, because there were no monitors, she could not hear herself sing over the backing track.

Kelsey's manager has now written to the show's producers asking for the footage not to be shown.

"I signed a contract so they can use whatever they want and that worries me a lot," she said.

"They made me look like a fool in front of 5,000 people.

"The X Factor experience has knocked me back in confidence with singing and with myself.

"Basically they made a mockery out of me."

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Reply Posted by simon on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 09:41
she got a manager.. erm

Reply Posted by Ashleigh on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 12:35
Kelsey didn't apply for the show she was head hunted by the xfactor. if you watch her youtube video rather than just commenting without knowing the facts you might know more about it.

Reply Posted by ron on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 12:36
Its been publicly known for years that this stuff happens on X-Factor. She can't honestly be surprised!?

Reply Posted by bananas on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 12:37
she as a manager. wan sing song.

Reply Posted by x on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 12:49
Why wouldnt anyone from barnsley win? U uneducated idiot.

Reply Posted by fixer on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 12:55
She's posted a nine minute video on her youtube page ranting about it all. It's a poorly edited the programme itself.

To be honest both she and her manager are extremely naive about the entire thing. And if she had have won xfactor, they;d have made sure that the manager wasn't around for much longer.
They signed the contract allowing them to use the recordings of her.
They surely know that the xfactor as a programme is out to humiliate people at any given opportunity. its all a fix and they do what they can to manipulate and mould people into what they want and not what the performer wants. If you can't see that then you're digging your own hole.

Support local live music instead!

Reply Posted by ''' on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 12:57
Katie you're an illiterate dumbass

Reply Posted by laughalot on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 13:02
Everyone knows what xfactor is like and how they use people just for ratings! sorry but the minute it felt like they were taking the pee she (or her so called manager) could have said NO!! If it was so bad having no sound check, no practice and waiting around then she could have ended it there and then but instead she waited until after she was turned down to start moaning!

Reply Posted by Di on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 13:03
Theres no business like show business!

Reply Posted by amy on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 13:24
What's the video called?

Reply Posted by scott on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 13:34
I want to walk like a Korean whilst singing you call me Japanese , you call me Japanese ,

Reply Posted by scott on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 13:37
lets sing along. I walk like a Korean and you call me Japanese I really think so.

great song for Barnsley boom boom

Reply Posted by Kiki on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 13:34
Why would you sing in Korean on a UK show anyway? It's like the idiots who apply for Britains Got Talent and they aren't even from Britain?!!

Reply Posted by Grace on Saturday September 6 2014 at 13:06
Sh sung english in the room
They told her to sing in korean for the wembly audition, so she did that

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Saturday September 6 2014 at 13:34
if there asked her to sing naked , would she ? she should be in control of herself..

Reply Posted by bananas on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 14:12
nowt wrong with a good owd fashioned Korean sing song. shil sell millions int tarn.

Reply Posted by Mick Clay on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 14:18
Na im sorry but has everyone forgot that gangham style was korean he was extremely successful. Leave lass alone.

Reply Posted by Molsmum on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 14:39
This is a young girl who used her initiative by finding a niche, why not stand out singing in Korean, I believe she has worked really hard and built up a following on you tube. Instead of people slating her why not comend her for being able to speak another language. She's young and thought she,d get a shot, maybe nieve but not deserving of the hate x

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 17:21
Does she busk in Barnsley if so where and when

Reply Posted by guido fawkes on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 14:44
her manager is called Kelcant singh.

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 15:37
May I suggest busking in Covent garden,if she is an undiscovered talent that's where she will spotted didn't hurt ed sherrin did it

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 17:40
Who? never heard of him. What does he do? Do you mean the late Ned Sherrin or Ed Sheeran

Reply Posted by Guido fawkes on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 18:39
@red optimist that's were he was discovered singing as were the opera babes some times your wit is as Sharpe as a blunt your brain range

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Thursday September 4 2014 at 19:34
Where who was discovered?

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 16:50
Watch out for another girl I know from barnsley she makes it to judges houses. X

Reply Posted by nona on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 16:58
did she break in

Reply Posted by x on Saturday September 6 2014 at 23:01
whats her name and i will look out 4 her

Reply Posted by That's a Laugh on Wednesday September 3 2014 at 17:26
I once made it to see a judge. I got 7 years.

Reply Posted by Leann on Thursday September 4 2014 at 22:27
All I'm going to say is you don't have understand what is being said to enjoy a song I'm a big fan of kpop and jpop, people may be surprised but its rather popular around the world

Reply Posted by Katherine on Friday September 5 2014 at 20:44
Kelsey was scouted by the x-factor, who claimed they WANTED her to sing in Korean. That's the music she's known for, that's what's in her videos, and that's why they asked her to audition. They convinced her they were interested in bringing k-pop to Britain and then used her for comedic value and insulted her. Why wouldn't she agree to do it when they made out they were really interested in bringing a new (but very popular worldwide) style to british tv. What they've done to her is shameful and I hope it doesn't affect her popularity online.