re_watch_samantha_lavery_s_explosive_x_factor_auditionSinger contestant Sam Lavery from Scotland thought she had come to the end of the X Factor road when she failed to make it past the Six Chair Challenge.

However upon arrival at Simon Cowell’s judges house as a wildcard paid off for 17-year-old Samantha Lavery after she endured appearance criticism at the hands of the music bigwig.

The Scottish singer first hit an off-key note with the music mogul as he expressed his disdain for her ‘pop-star’ appearance and asked her to come back to sing after she removed her excessive eye make-up.

Hate to admit it but Simon Cowell made a valid point, as Sam looked so much better with less eye makeup on, and has now been given a lifeline to go on and try and win X Factor 2016.