Hit by thieves and drunks.. but Si is more fright­en­ing

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News - Lau­ren Crooks

X Fac­tor hope­ful Gre­gor Cole­man has told how he was robbed and heck­led as he tried to make a name for him­self while busk­ing.

Gre­gor, 24, from Glas­gow, even had to avoid fights with drunks when he took to per­form­ing in the streets.

But af­ter get­ting off to a shaky start on the show last night , the 24- year- old claimed fac­ing the X Fac­tor judges was a far scarier ex­pe­ri­ence.

In a ner ve - rack ing au­di­tion, Si­mon Cowel l halted his first per­for­mance and told him to come back with a se­cond song.

It was only af­ter he sang Rihanna’s Stay that he made it through to the next round.

He said: “I’d been busk­ing in Manch­ester and some­one had just put a £5 note in, then some­one came up and took it out.

“There was a guy watch­ing me singing so I shouted in the mi­cro­phone that some­one had stolen money.

“The guy went and got my money back. He might have done me a favour be­cause peo­ple felt sorry for me and put money in af­ter­wards.

“I tend to busk at night a lot and you get the guys com­ing out the pubs. You get the drunk guys com­ing up want­ing to sing songs and then you get guys try­ing to start fights.

“In pubs, if peo­ple don’t like you, it doesn’t mat­ter but with The X Fac­tor, you know those peo­ple are gonna de­cide if your ca­reer’s go­ing to kick-start or fin­ish.”

Gre­gor used to sing in a band cal led Su­per­nova, who have played with Peter An­dre and pre­vi­ous X Fac­tor con­tes­tant Ry­lan.

He promised to think about get­ting a new tat­too if it helps his chances.

He said: “I don’t know if I’ ll get Ni­cole’s face. She might find that a bit creepy.

“I don’t know if I’d get a Si­mon tat­too. If he be­comes a bit of a friend then I might.

“If Si­mon said, ‘If you get me tat­tooed on you, you will win The X Fac­tor,’ I’d hap­pily get his face tat­tooed on my face, I don’t mind.”

SE­COND CHANCE Gre­gor’s X Fac­tor au­di­tion


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