To all “X Factor” fans, the UK franchise this year, undoubtedly has a lot of talents to brag about. Ever wondered what it’s like to be a participant? Contestant Lauran Murray fills us in! Read on to know more.
The Daily Mirror reports that as the show finalists took part in a “crazy” journey towards being the one who holds THE X Factor, Murray explains that the show could be likened to reality TV series, “Big Brother, the musical show, “Glee” and for some strange thought, prison.
“The camera is there when you wake up, it’s there when you go to sleep. I felt like I could never relax. It’s intense.” Murray said.
26-year-old Murray has vacated the North London mansion since the “X Factor UK” cameras became excessive for her. “I found the filming the hardest to deal with,” Murray shared. Murray has been through a lot, at her young age. The singer has taken antidepressants, subsequently because of a nervous breakdown that followed her father’s death. She had to be admitted to a psychiatric unit at the tender age of 13.
Murray said she got further therapy since taking part in the series. “I have had a little bit of counselling because you do become unbalanced with change. It’s not just because I’m on antidepressants. I think everyone has little breakdowns.”
Sharing about becoming okay with cameras that follow them everywhere, Murray, who gave a powerful performance on Saturday, with Ariana Grande’s ”One Last Time”—which by the way, reached the number 10 spot on the iTunes charts, divulges that she can now anticipate the producer’s requirements. “Every time I get a tear, I’m like: ‘Get a camera out, mate.’ Because they’ll only make you do it again.”
Watch her notable performance here:
Regarding the incident where she almost passed out on “X Factor UK”, the ex dental receptionist from Essex said, “I was drained. I definitely think they should get rid of Six Chair Challenge. I found it horrific. But they won’t – it’s too good TV. Imagine if I did faint. Someone would have got a bonus!”
On a lighter note, Murray shared, “We’ve got a swimming pool in the house but we’re not actually allowed to use it unless there’s a lifeguard. But they said it was fine for Che to jump in with all his clothes on. They don’t care if he drowns, as long as they get the shot,” she jokingly said.
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