That’s exactly what Samantha Lavery did during her audition on The X Factor UK! She dressed up in a leather jumpsuit, curled her hair and piled on the makeup. In the 17-year-old’s mind, this was the perfect image of a girl who was ready to be a star.
Unfortunately, Simon Cowell saw right through Samantha’s “mask” and called her out….
Once again, Samantha dressed in high heels, heavy makeup and a big hairdo, and once again, Simon wasn’t pleased.
Simon said that she looked guarded and that the makeup wasn’t doing her any favors. She was still young and needed to embrace her fresh face, instead of hiding it behind mounds of makeup. Simon’s criticisms seemed harsh, but Mel B agreed.
She had no idea that a little less makeup would have such a big effect on the judges sitting before her….
After taking a break, Samantha returned as the last contestant to sing for Simon. Heeding Simon’s advice, Samantha removed most of her makeup and buttoned up her overall strap!
She was there to sing her heart out, not provide an image of what she thought a superstar looked like.
Watch this emotional second chance unfold by pressing “play” on the video below.