Who is Scarlett Lee? X Factor 2017 contestant whose fake tan raised eyebrows in her audition


SHE made a huge impression in her first audition – both due to her singing and her shocking tan.

Here’s the lowdown on The X Factor’s Scarlett Lee…

 Scarlett Lee passed the first round of auditions

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Scarlett Lee passed the first round of auditions

Who is Scarlett Lee?

Scarlett Lee is a 19-year-old make up artist from Surrey.

The aspiring singer has made it through the first round of auditions on The X Factor but raised eyebrows with her effort.

During her audition, the singer appeared to have applied some very deep fake tan, which she accentuated with bright orange eyeshadow, some bright highlighter, and deep purple lip liner.

Scarlett received three yes votes and made it to bootcamp.

 The 20-year-old makeup artist revealed she wasn't wearing any fake tan

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The 20-year-old makeup artist revealed she wasn’t wearing any fake tan

What did the judges say about Scarlett Lee’s audition?

After asking her to sing a second song, Simon told Scarlett: “I like you as a person. I like parts of your voice and there’s parts of your voice I literally can’t bare.

“I’m going to take a leap of faith here and I’m going to say yes. This is your lucky day but you’ve got to work out these bad habits.”

Sharon Osbourne lacked confidence in Scarlett and told the hopeful: “It’s like your voice has to be stripped back and I just don’t think you’re ready… your voice is just all over the place.”

How did Scarlett Lee react to comments about her fake tan?

The 20-year-old make-up artist exclusively told Sun Online: “I never had tan on. I am genuinely dark, but the cameras made me look so much darker then what I actually was.”

She continued: “I went and bought make-up and foundation for the TV and it just went horribly wrong. It made me look even darker.”

One viewer tweeted: “Yikes! That’s so much orange make up. Hiding her lovely face.”

Another added: “Give her some exfoliator to get a couple layers of tan off and she would be so good.”

Scarlett revealed she had found the response amusing as she said: “The response has made me laugh, it’s so funny.

“I’ve just been saying, ‘orange is my favourite colour’ and ‘I love oranges’… I’d rather people pick on me as a person than be nasty about everything else.”

She added: “You can’t go onto the X Factor and think you’re perfect and think everything will go right.”

 Scarlett was overcome with emotion during her audition

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Scarlett was overcome with emotion during her audition

When is The X Factor 2017 on ITV and who are the judges?

After launching on September 2, X Factor 2017 will continue at every Saturday and Sunday on ITV.

The show begins, as always, with auditions as the nationwide hunt to find this year’s winning act begins.

Despite heavy speculation of a judging shake up, the panel will be remaining exactly the same as last year.

This means Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne will hold the hopefuls’ fates in their hands.

Alesha Dixon is also appearing in the auditions, having stepped in as a guest judge when Sharon and Nicole were unable to attend.

It’s the first time in seven years that X Factor bosses have kept the same judging panel as the year before.

A source said: “The ­chemistry was perfect last year, so it’s only natural to want to bring the same line-up together again.”

Dermot O’Leary will be returning to hosting duties after making his big comeback to the show last year.

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