I’ve just transferred this from Unreality TV as i think its an important topic. It was originally posted by Princess Clairey.
I’ve auditioned for the X Factor several times now, and the furthest I got was last year, when I managed to make it past the first round of producers.
I don’t really like to judge my own ability. I know I can sing in tune, but when it comes to this industry it’s the opinions of others that matter most (you can listen to me at clairejemima.co.uk if you’re interested). Everyone tells me that I should audition for the X Factor, and I have done well in a lot of local competitions, but to go to this show and just be given a straight “no” with no reason or explanation – it’s bloody soul destroying.
So I’m giving the X Factor one last chance. I don’t think I can handle it any more after that.
How do the rest of you feel? And how do you cope with the dreaded “no”?