Jasmin Walia: 'X Factor was brutal but I don't regret it'

Published Wednesday, Oct 14 2015, 14:27 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Former TOWIE star Jasmin Walia has admitted her experience on X Factor one year ago was "brutal" but insists she doesn't regret it.

The reality star auditioned for judges including Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell last year, performing Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be', but didn't make it past the room stage.

X Factor: TOWIE star Jasmin Walia auditions in front of judges, 31 August 2014


Speaking to Mirror Online, she said: "The X Factor was brutal but I just tried to take it all on the chin. I don't regret it. At the time, I was like 'Oh no' - I felt like I'd really let myself down. But do you know what? I just got nervous. It happens.

"It was a huge learning curve for me. I feel like I'm more confident now because of it. If I can sing in front of Simon then as a singer, I can practically do anything!"

Jasmin's audition was shown on ITV2 spinoff show Xtra Factor.

She told Reveal earlier this year that she still wants to pursue a career in singing: "I've been singing since I was 10 or 11. I got really nervous when I did the X Factor audition, but I'm glad I did it because it's made me more confident and stronger. And I've been working on my new material and will hopefully be releasing it really soon.

"I'd like a solo career and I really want to get into acting. I'd love more than anything to get a movie role. People say do you want to do acting or singing, but I want to do both. Whatever comes first I would be so happy with."

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