Lauren Murray Just Got Real About Life On The X Factor

Lauren Murray has revealed a few truths about what life’s really like as an X Factor contestant.

The 26-year-old was voted off the show in a tense semi-final at the weekend, and now she’s admitted that the past few months haven’t exactly been the most glamorous.

Thought the singers all immediately found themselves in the lap of luxury as soon as they made it through to the live shows? Well, it seems not.

The X Factor contestants The X Factor contestants are given an allowance


Lauren tells the Daily Mirror: ‘For two months I haven’t been earning anything. You’re given an allowance but it’s not much.

‘It’s pocket money, like my Grandad would give me. It’s less than £50 a week.’

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After the contestants sing each week, their tracks become available to purchase on iTunes.

Lauren Murray Lauren Murray got into the Top 10 on the iTunes chart


But despite the fact that Lauren’s rendition of Ariana Grande’s ​One Last Time ​reached #9 in the iTunes charts, she hasn’t seen any earnings from it.

She continues: ‘I don’t get money for the songs I sang on the show going in iTunes, X Factor does.’

Luckily, it seems Lauren is a little mistaken.

The X Factor The X Factor has released a statement


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In a statement, The X Factor explains: ‘While in the competition, all of the contestants receive a subsistence allowance covering incidental expenses and payments contributing towards regular fixed outgoings which they are contractually committed to pay, such as mortgage or rent costs.

‘She actually will get royalties at a rate which is the same for new Sony Music artists. Once everything is calculated, she’ll get a statement. She’ll also earn when she takes part in the tour next year.’ Phew.

Lauren Murray Lauren Murray is now focusing on her music career


However, Lauren still has her reservations about appearing on reality TV again. She tells the Daily Star: ‘I will never do a TV show ever again – ever.

‘I would never do Big Brother, that’s hell, and I’m A Celeb is even worse. I came here for record contract to make an album. I have never done this to get famous.’

We’re pretty sure you’ll be nabbing a contract soon, Lozza!