X Factor contestant Stacy Francis says her music is “very honest” but apparently that’s where the honesty ends. During the singers show audition she claimed to be an unemployed single mom of two who has struggled for the past 12 years when in actuality she has found quite a bit of success over that time period.
On her now deleted website StacyFrancis.com the singer listed several high-profile gigs including a role on the Oprah Winfrey produced TV movie Girlfriends along with Broadway plays Street Corner Symphony and Footloose.
According to the deleted website:
“Other noted performances include singing background vocals for Madonna and having the privilege of performing in concert beside Prince – he featured her with his band,” read the site. “An ardent desire to perform in musical theater lead to a starring role opposite the legendary recording artist, Chaka Kahn in the West End production of ‘Mama I want to Sing” in London.’ “
It has also been revealed that Francis has performed in Tokyo and starred in Born to Sing at Madison Square Garden beside gospel stars CeCe Winan and Shirley Caesar.
Following news of her deception she tweeted:
“If I am such a huge star. I have a question for all of my NEW FANS!?? DID YOU KNOW MY NAME B4 The Xfactor?? No u didn’t Simon discovered me.”
What Stacy doesn’t explain is why her website was suddenly deleted after it was discovered.
Do you think the way Francis portrayed herself as an unemployed mom during her X Factor audition was untruthful and does her past work not necessarily mean anything in terms of competing on X-Factor?