What you didn’t see last night: X Factor contestant, Don Philip, came out to the judges during his audition. He’s the hopeful who recorded a duet with Britney 10 years ago. He proceeded to have a meltdown on stage when he blew his audition and all 4 judges said no. He tells The New York Post that he was pressured into coming out.:
“I think they were scared I was going to kill myself,” says Don Philip, who recorded the duet “I Will Still Love You” with Spears in 1999.
“After that thing, I went home and had thoughts of [suicide]. I was so destroyed that they set me up.”
Philip, 32, says he confided in producers that he was gay but didn’t expect it to be discussed on the show.
“When I got on stage, [the judges] chimed in saying, ‘What is your secret?’ ” Philip tells The Post.
“I knew immediately what they were talking about. I only had one secret.”
Philip — a vocal coach in New York — left Spears visibly shaken when he told her: “I didn’t think you thought it was OK that I am gay.”
She responded: “I think it is fine that you are gay.”
The singer then began crying onstage, telling his former singing partner: “I never thought I would see you again.”
Philip said his voice “froze” when he began to sing and the judges voted unanimously to send him home.
Hm. I have this account of Don’s full audition, and it sounds like it didn’t take much prompting from the judges for him to come out.
After Britney rejected him, Don leaked one of her demos HERE and made a snarky remark about her emotional issues. “At least I didn’t shave my head,” snarked Don.
I’m watching the entertainment shows right now, and he’s telling his version of the story everywhere. What a troubled man. I hope he gets help.