Lucy Spraggan's the girl who knocked the X Factor judges' socks off on Saturday's show. She sang about a subject the majority of us know about with her song Last Night, which is all about waking up with 'beer fear'.
What's 'beer fear'? Well, it's the feeling you get the morning after the night before, when you're not 100 percent sure what you got upto in the pub the previous evening.
Don't pretend you don't know what that's like...
Lucy invited us to have a right good natter, so we could ask her about her crazy nights out and her many tattoos, including that Olly Murs one.
Here's what she had to say:
How nervous were you when you auditioned for The X Factor?
Very nervous. My heart was beating so fast; I felt really sick and I was shaking. Then as soon as I got out there and the audience responded in the way that they did, I was a lot less nervous.
Were you expecting that sort of reaction, because everyone always says ‘it was so unexpected’ but you must know you’re pretty good – people must have told you you’re good?
That’s the thing, I reckon there’s probably models out there that model every day; people tell them how beautiful they are, then they get one comment that really blows them away Or one opportunity that really blows them away – like a big fashion person wants them. People have said that I’m good, and I’ve had a lot of experience. But for four thousand people to react like that, it’s overwhelming. It made me so excited.
Did it feel like all your hard work gigging had finally paid off?
Yeah. You’ve got one shot to do what you do and impress people and I did it. And I feel like there’s a reason every single thing has happened, and this is just one of those things. It was amazing.
Have you ever auditioned for The X Factor before?
Why did you choose this year to audition rather than previous years?
I heard that this year you could do your own songs and play your guitar. So I thought, ‘There you go – I’m doing it.’ I wouldn’t have done it before with just a mic and singing because it’s not me.
Did you ever consider auditioning for The Voice or Britain’s Got Talent?
Erm, I don’t know really. I’ve never really thought about this in condensed thinking, it was just like, ‘Go on then.’ And now I’m here!
Your album and single Last Night went to the top of the iTunes chart, but they’ve now been taken down – why is that?
I was asked by the people behind The X Factor to take it down and I obliged. I’m going to do what they ask me too because I’m part of this competition. It’s just to make it fair between all the acts. That’s it really – they just wanted to make it fair, and me being in the charts isn’t really fair. It’s very cool though. Thank you to everyone who bought it – it’s a bit of a life-changer that.
Have you had any fan mail since you've become a big star?
The little girls that live six doors down from me have done me some pictures – little hearts with Lucy written in them and a picture of me.
How about crazy fans?
I did a gig and a after the show – you know when people are a bit close; bit touchy feely. It’s alright thought because one of my friends was like, ‘Come on – stop it.’
So if you get to the final, have you thought about who you’d like to duet with?
Imagine if you got anybody, really. Anyone – because the people that they’ve got for the duets in the past have been pretty good. I mean, Alexandra Burke and Beyonce! I’m so grateful for everything that’s happened so far and I’d just be grateful to meet somebody that was so influential in the music industry.
And which mentor would you like to have?
Either Tulisa or Gary, because they’re both out there – they’re icons. But anyone – just give me anyone!
In your song Last Night, you sing about getting sloshed – so what’s your tipple?
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done on a night out?
I took a horse into a pub. Actually, I wasn’t even drunk. There’s a video online somewhere… We just took this horse into a pub; this horse was literally just chilling out, eating carrots at the bar.
What did the landlady think?
The landlady was like, ‘Yeah, bring her in.’ I woke up once with no recollection of the night before and I’d cut my head open and it had been glued back together. The only evidence I have of that happening was a picture of me with a reindeer on my phone – a real life reindeer. Maybe I had an argument with the reindeer.
You recently got Olly Murs’ name tattooed on your foot after he sang a duet with you on The Xtra Factor – what other tattoos have you got and what do they mean?
I’ve got seven tattoos – I’ve got a mug on my ankle, because I’ve got a song called Tea And Toast. I’ve got all the card suites on my wrist because I’ve got a song called Join The Club – I actually used to be a magician. I used to be a plumber’s apprentice, I worked as a tour guide in a cave – I’ve had loads of jobs. Erm, I’ve got Olly on my foot because that sort of represents me going on The X Factor – they said I was a super-fan, I’m not really. I mean I am a fan of him; I think he’s great. It’s a good story – I’ve got it because I dueted with Olly Murs. I’ve also got an ‘E’ on my side because I was supposed to get 200 words of my favourite poem tattooed on me, but I couldn’t bare the pain – I was too hungover. It actually made me gag a little bit. I’ve got a boy’s name on my bum too. I was playing at a festival and I met him in the woods – I was really drunk – and I was like, ‘Bring 10 people to my gig tomorrow and I’ll get your name tattooed on my bum.’ And he did it. So I stayed true to my word.
So you’ve got a few famous fans on Twitter – who’s your favourite?
A couple of people have tweeted me – Cher Lloyd and Louis Tomlinson from One Direction. Professor Green, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lucy, Alex Reid. There’s a quite a few but Professor Green started following me today and, for me, that’s like Wow. Wow, wow, wow.
Would you like to collaborate with Professor Green?
If he ever, EVER wants to do anything like that I would drop everything.
What would you do if the mentors decided to put you in a group at boot camp, like Little Mix?
I wouldn’t be in a group.
Even if it was the only way you could stay in the competition?
I wouldn’t be in a group.
And finally, snog, marry avoid – the judges?
Marry Gary because he’s just such a nice guy. You’d just be like, ‘Gary, I love you.’ Then he’d sing and you’d be like, ‘Yup, I’m in love – I love you forever. Snog, it’s got to be Tulisa – brown hair or blonde hair, it’s really not a problem; I’m flexible. And… I don’t want to say that I’d avoid anybody, but it’s Louis. I love Louis, but I don’t want to snog him and I don’t want to marry him.
Have a listen to Lucy's song Tea And Toast below - you'll love it.