X Factor's Gary Barlow Told Emeli Sandè She Would Never Be A Star?
X Factor judge Gary Barlow was said to have told British superstar Emeli Sandé that she would 'never be a star' when she auditioned for him as an unsigned artist. The BRIT award winner's co-writer, Naughty Boy, told The Daily Record that the singer performed her now hit-record 'Clown' but was snubbed by Take That member…
“Emeli played for Gary Barlow when he had his label. He had booked a piano room at the label headquarters. I watched as she sang ‘Clown’. He listened and said that he didn’t think she was a star," he said.
“Emeli’s performance was identical to how she performed the song at X Factor final. It's crazy."
Naughty Boy went on to raise concerns about Barlow's ability to spot talent after his failure to recognise Sandé's star quality.
He continued: “It’s something that nobody else knows and, as he is a judge on The X Factor, he should be shamed for this.”
Words: Akilah Russell (@akilahrussell)