X Factor Contestant Katie Waissel Was A Busy Girl Before Meeting Simon Cowell
One of Simon Cowell‘s young British protegees is in a bit of hot water today, after news came out that she might have broken the eligibility rules to be an X Factor participant. It turns out that contestant Katie Waissel may have taped some vocals for one of our favorite young singers, David Reed. The track in question is “Moving Mountains,” which David once played for Crushable live. The track was recorded over a year ago, but X Factor rules state that contestants cannot have an outstanding recording contract.
The producers supposedly paid a lot of money to get that track buried. Which means they may have known about her recording contract and tried to get her on the show anyhow. If Katie doesn't get kicked off, it may be Simon Cowell who has a lot of explaining to do.
Katie just beat out fan favorite Aiden Grimshaw last night on the show, Katie is currently a very controversial lady across the pond. David Reed's team isn't currently talking about whether Katie is the vocalist on his track, but considering how busy she was before auditioning for The X Factor, the most surprising thing would be if The X Factor didn't know about her previous work.
And according to The Daily Mail:
“Her old record company in the U.S. released a song featuring her vocals last week, despite show bosses shelling out thousands of pounds to extract her from a contract so she could take part in the series.”