Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was pretty unmoved by Raign’s initial in-room audition. Raign sang once, talked a lot, then later stomped back in to perform her own song and remind the four judges just how much she wanted it.
“A lot of it is to do with what you say in the room,” Cheryl told Raign after giving her a no. Raign had after all just admitted Simon Cowell was the judge she’d come along to impress. Louis Walsh and Mel B initially gave her a yes, with Simon changing his mind the second time around, to give her a spot at the arena auditions.
So, back for another shot Raign made sure to tell the Wembley Arena crowd just how much she’s worked for it, having discovered her voice after singing for the first time aged 25.
Even her friends behind the scenes can be seen urging her to stop talking, with Cheryl branding her as “annoying”.