The contestant, Don Philip, actually knows Britney—the two sang together on “I Will Still Love You” off Baby… One More Time.
“I’m gay,” he said to Spears, crying. “[Back then] I didn’t think I was worthy. I didn’t think you thought it was okay that I am gay.”
But according to Philip’s Facebook post on Monday, he kind of blew it:
“Tonight I might have sealed my music career fate according to a certain music mogul. I tryed to just be real and instead it totally got turned around on me. Perhaps this was not the place for me to reveal my very soul and obstacles of my past. Certainly not the place for a reunion… I promise I only had good intentions in mind.
There is one problem my good-intentioned comments and revelation were refereed by two [pompous] arrogant men. My voice froze I started to sing when I was told to but I could not recover from what felt like a really hardcore interogation. I guess I am not as tough skinned as I thought. Wait, it gets worse… when I looked into the very eyes of my old label mate and saw she, too, was sad, I knew the whole situation was spinning out of control. My heart broke… I am numb…
Maybe Simon will give me a second chance. I was so exhausted could not sleep night before—and so scared to face britney thinking what to say. Also I had been carrying this heavy burden and I wanted to just let it out. So all day it was brewing. And 4 hours of interviews left my voice done.
Simon, give me another shot like the past X Factor winner. I can do it”
Gambling your fate against the kindness and generosity of Simon Cowell? Eesh.