Sam admits he’d NEVER audition for The X Factor!
Just weeks after performing twice on The X Factor in the UK, Sam has revealed that he would never actually AUDITION for the show. Sam told The Mirror: “It was a very conscious decision for me not to audition” and that the show isn’t right for him, but it may be right for many singers out there.
Sam went on to say: “I feel that The X Factor is perfect for singers who sing, and that’s all they want to do. They don’t care what they sing, they just love singing. You could sing on a cruise ship or release a cover album, that’s what it’s for. Because when you think about it, every week, that’s what you do.”
Sam spoke about the fact that he thought the show can be quite damaging for songwriters, singers who write their own material.
“The minute I started writing music, I knew that none of that stuff was going to be for me. I want people judging me on my voice and my songs – that’s what’s important to me. I always say to people: ‘If you’re a singer, go for it.’ It’s an amazing platform. But if you’re not, and you’re a songwriter, I think it’s actually quite damaging for you to go on there. You’re singing other people’s music, so then when you release your own stuff, people might not like it.”
Sam’s advice to you? If you’re a singer, and it’s the right platform for you – go for it. If you’re a songwriter, think twice.
Sam also expressed his disappointment to The Mirror, that he didn’t get to meet any of the show’s judges, whilst performing twice on the live shows.
“I didn’t like that I didn’t get to meet Simon and Cheryl. I would have thought they would come and say hello, or I’d have got to go and say hello. But I never got to see them.”
Doesn’t look like Sam will be joining the judging panel anytime soon then? But what are his views on judging contestants? Here’s what Sam thinks:
“I’m passionate that nobody should judge anyone else until they’re at the top of their career and they can give people amazing advice after releasing four or five albums. That’s why I love Cheryl – she has released a lot of music and knows what she’s talking about when it comes to products and being an artist and being famous.”
So there we have it, Sam’s views on The X Factor. What are your views? Do you agree with Sam? Tweet me and let me know! In the mean time, watch Sam’s performance of ‘Like I Can’ from this years’ X Factor below!
Source: The Mirror