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Stacy Francis Proves It's Never Too Late for Dreams on 'The X Factor' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 22nd 2011 12:00AM
Stacy Francis, 'The X Factor'Already an international sensation, Simon Cowell finally managed to bring 'The X Factor' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX) stateside, and while it's expected to get massive ratings for this premiere, featuring the returns of Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul together, along with L.A. Reid, Nicole Scherzinger and ever-so-briefly Cheryl Cole.

But as much as Cowell might wish it weren't so, it's about the contestants they manage to find. And while Chris Rene, who was 70 days sober and trying to turn his life around, blew everyone away with a heartfelt original performance, it was another contestant who perhaps best personified what makes 'The X Factor' different.

Stacy Francis is a 42-year old mother who's come out of an abusive relationship. For years she's been told she's not talented enough and too old to make it as a singer. And that's where 'The X Factor' comes in.

With no upper age limit for contestants the show is reminding us that there is no expiration date on talent and it's never too late to make your dreams come true. Francis was stunned by the audience reception -- another different twist, giving contestants instant exposure to singing in front of large crowds.

It seemed to take a bit too long to show us the potential of this new format, though we did get to see 13-year old Rachel Crow right away. But they barely touched on groups, and spent a little too long on backstories. We get that the story is important, but on this premiere, we needed to believe they were finding amazing talent, and a lot of it!

What did you think of 'The X Factor' premiere?






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mywaywind

don't like her anyhow..always this oh me pitty me ...hate that **** ...and she lied well go to hell..there is a reason why she didn't make it ...they don't want her because of her fake drama....

November 02 2011 at 11:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
got2havekickz

Stacy Francis is from the female group EX-Girlfriend they had a couple of hits. The show is a fake. What a shame.

October 17 2011 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sophie

You should research your stories better and not just copy what the press release feeds you. Stacy Francis has been an accomplished singer for decades. She performed Footloose on Broadway for 2 years and a few other big Broadway shows. She's also been active in Hollywood for the past 10 years.

September 24 2011 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RICHARD FORGIONE

CAN SOMEONE WHY THEY LET THAT FREAK WHO DROPPED HIS PANTS CONTINUE? THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD SECURITY GRAB HIM AND DRAG THIS LOW LIFE SCUMBAG OFF STAGE,THEN HAVE THE POLICE ARREST HIM FOR EXPOSING HIMSELF IN PUBLIC. I FELT BAD FOR THE CHILDREN WHO WERE IN THE AUDIENCE.

September 23 2011 at 12:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin

This show is Brutally Bad! its like watching a pepsi commercial, followed by wannabees with no talent, mixed in with ver few good performers! What happenned simon why did you turn against idol? this show will not last!

September 23 2011 at 10:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sekinu2

Yeah she butchered that song not sure why they thought it was good. heard many many better just screwin around on the streets here in chicago.

September 22 2011 at 7:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mizzoya

I have been waiting a long time for the x factor to come on and of course Simon. I thought it was wonderful it makes AI look like babies.
Love it Love it Love it.

September 22 2011 at 5:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jimcynbump

I want to know why there was no security on that show. The man that dropped his pants while singing (if that's what you want to call it) was allowed to continue for his full time on stage, while Paula gets sick (what's wrong Paula??? never seen one before?) and people are walking out with their children!! which they should not have had to do. Why was he not taken off the stage immediately.???? Ruined the entire show for me! If that's the way it's going to be, then if someone strips on stage are they going to allow it??? Not at all sure I want to watch this show.

September 22 2011 at 4:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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dav0001

I didn't watch the show last night. I taped it and am now watching it. I read your post before I saw that idiot and thought you were just overexaggerating for effect but you're right. He was disgusting. and the fact that they let him continue is ridiculous. I wouldn't give up on the show just yet. Maybe they'll get enough negative responses that they'll clean their act up.

September 22 2011 at 5:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
American Matt

I bet she smells like nasty black sweat and fake cheep purfum!!! LOL like a big black moma bingo player with face hair and arm pit hair afro **** pattie mud-dragon purple gums eye poppin black and purple rub marks between her legs from walking white heads and black on black poop crust in the ring of her nasty but crack doing crack!!!! LOL LOL!!!!!

September 22 2011 at 4:07 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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dav0001

Not funny Mark. I know little brats like you like to come on the internet and say stupid things to get attention and think they're cool and say things they would never have the nerve to say in real life but it's not cool and the only attention you're getting is negative. Grow up you jerk.

September 22 2011 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
American Matt

Thats nasty Peter Call the Zoo we have found your Silver Back (aka) APE!!!! O ya Now I know were they got Grape Ape!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 22 2011 at 3:54 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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dogwalkersforyou

Bro. Your insanely immature.And thats coming from a 13 year old.

September 22 2011 at 7:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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