Scarlett: ‘Simon likes me to annoy him’
The 21 year old has her sights set on stardom
Scarlett Lee has been a standout on The X Factor ever since she first appeared on our screens last year. When Sharon Osbourne denied her a place in 2017, we knew it wouldn’t be the last we’d see of her – and she hasn’t disappointed this year.
The 21 year old still can’t believe she managed it herself, saying, “Sometimes you forget and then you wake up in the bed and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I’m still actually here.’ It’s crazy, but it’s the best experience anyone could go through.”
While telling us she can’t get enough of the pampering – “It’s so cool, these people do celebrities’ hair and make-up!” – one of her highlights has been working with Simon Cowell. She says, “To be honest, I annoy him so much. We’ve got this weird relationship. I love him to bits and he’s been there for me so much, but I love annoying him, I’m just being myself. He likes it when I’m bubbly and out there.”
After smashing it week after week on the show, Scarlett is hoping to emulate a previous winner. “When I talk to Simon about past X Factor winners, he’s very proud of Leona Lewis. Every time I get up onstage, I think of her performances. You can be a winner, or even become a runner-up, and be like her. She just had this thing about her and she really inspires me. She was so successful.”