X Factor hopeful Lucy Spraggan has agreed to remove her audition song, ‘Last Night’, from the iTunes Store after record company bigwigs allegedly worried her #beerfear anthem would beat 2011 victors Little Mix to the top of the charts this Sunday, causing potential embarrassment to the girl group.
Gossip aside, the move might have just as much to do with TV bosses wanting to ensure a fair competition – if Lucy makes it to the live shows it wouldn’t be very fair to the other contestants if she was having hit singles left, right and centre, would it?
Despite now being unavailable, ‘Last Night’ has sold enough copies since last Saturday’s show to figure highly in the midweek chart update and should land a comfortable top ten placing by the end of the week. The song even crept in to the charts at number 70 last week as a result of just a few HOURS of post-X Factor sales!
Last year’s album Top Room at the Zoo is also predicted to enter the top ten at the weekend and should see some money rolling in for the guitar girl as she self-released it and owns all the rights! Very clever.
Lucy is the latest runaway success story from the X Factor, with her Manchester audition amassing 3.5 MILLION YouTube views since broadcast! She’s been superbusy doing the rounds on radio and TV since Saturday – here she is, talking about the decision to take herself out of the running for the number one spot…
Lucy Spraggan plays Sheffield Leadmill TONIGHT!
Check out our interview with Lucy!