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"X-Factor" Contestant

Pressing On After Father Dies

10/6/2011 1:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Stacy Francis X-Factor
42-year-old "X-Factor" contestant and single mom Stacy Francis was rocked to the core two weeks ago -- after learning her father had died -- but after an agonizing inner struggle, she's decided to continue with the show.

Stacy made it to round two last month -- receiving unanimous approval from the judges for her blowout audition (below) -- but soon after launching into the "X-Factor" boot camp, she received news her father had unexpectedly passed.
 
Sources close to Stacy tell TMZ -- Stacy strongly considered quitting the show to be with her family -- but ultimately decided to stay ... believing that's what her father would have wanted.

One source tells us, “it has been such an emotional roller coaster for her.”

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amazon_woman    

Good for her.

1058 days ago
2.

Justice_4_Kelly    

Shes a b... an african american chick which tells me she barely knows her father so of course she wouldn't have a problem continuing on with the show.


I hate faux-ality TV "drama" with a passion.

1058 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Hey, Justice_4_Kelly, you are a very mean and ugly human being. I pity you. This lady is a real human being with real talent and real emotions. You are dead inside.

1058 days ago
4.

ubernoob    

booo hooooooo. My neighbors dog died last week.. should be news to.

1058 days ago
5.

Jackie    

I cried....wow!...she's amazing.

1058 days ago
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Ace    

Just looking for the sympathy vote.

1058 days ago
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Lucy Mouse Head    

As if anyone watches that garbage show anyhow.

1058 days ago
8.

shaz    

Sensational voice. Can't wait to hear the album. Cheryl Cole is PURE CLASS. Lovely judge. What WAS Simon thinking when he axed her from the show? America knows a good thing when they see it

1058 days ago
9.

Icebaby... is back dude    

Like if ANYONE will actually remember any of the contestants at the end. Stupid pathetic shows, lead by talentless hacks like Cowell.

1058 days ago
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Truth    

WHY HASNT TMZ POSTED ABOUT STACY FRANCIS' BACKGROUND?? SHE WAS A PROFESSIONAL SINGER BACK IN THE 80'S WITH THE GIRL BAND X-GIRLFRIENDS. HAD COUPLE OF HITS ON THE RNB CHARTS. SHE WAS KNOWN IN THE GROUP AS THE CHIC WITH THE 5 OCTAVE VOICE.

WIKI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ex_Girlfriend_(band)

HERE'S THE GROUPS MYSPACE PAGE. 3 VID DOWN ON THE RIGHT. "X IN YOUR SEX" YOU NOTICE THE YOUNGER STACY FRANCIS BACK IN THE EARLY 90'S WITH THE LIGHTER BROWN/BLONDISH HAIR. I BELIEVE 1991.

http://www.myspace.com/officialexgirlfriend

YEP, I HEAR HER CRYING AND SH*T IS ALL AN ACT AND SHE HAS DONE THIS SINGLE MOM TEARY EYED STORY BEFORE. FACT IS SHE FAILED TO REINVENT HERSELF OVER THE YEARS AS A SOLO ARTIST AND REMAIN RELEVANT. NOW SHE'S COMING OFF AS AN INNOCENT WANNABE WITH NO APPARENT EXPERIENCE. UM, YEA.. RIGHT!!

TRUTH!!

1058 days ago
11.

Lisa93    

She is stronge and a great dancer. Check out what she had to say in her post interview @ HTTP://WWW.CELEBUR.COM I'm not sure if the video is still up though.

1058 days ago
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marylo7in    

She had me at Hello :)

1058 days ago
13.

Sandra     

She is too much of a drama queen!! Sad things happen and people make choices, She will not be the winner!!

1058 days ago
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sgm    

Why do people say that after someone dies? They don't know what a dead person thinks!

1058 days ago
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OnlineCriticChick    

With the odd chance of you seeing this, heres a one in a million shot!
IM ROOTING FOR YOU ALL THE WAY GIRL! HOLD YOUR HEAD UP, YOUR DAD IS WITH YOU IN THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME MOMENT! PRAYERS FOR YOU, YOU CAN DO THIS! SINCERLY- A 26 YR OLD SINGLE MOM OF 3, WHOM YOU HAVE TOUCHED IN WAYS YOU WILL NEVER KNOW! I CRIED WITH YOU, AND WILL VOTE FOR YOU EVERY CHANCE I GET! (please dont worry about some on here, Im not sure what makes them have so much hate in there soul)

1058 days ago
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