X Factor 2012: Lucy Spraggan 'threatens to quit' over pay row

Lucy Spraggan (X Factor 2012)

X Factor star Lucy Spraggan has threatened to quit, unless she's paid for her performances on ITunes.

The 21-year-old, who controversially missed the weekend's live show due to illness, wants to get a cut of all revenue made by her performances on the show.

This year, like last year, the performances from the live show are available to download after the show has aired for 99p each.

The Daily Mirror also reports that Lucy isn't happy about having to sing cover versions on the show, which have so far included her take on Titanium and Gold Digger.

"Lucy might quit – she’s tired of being told off," a show source told the newspaper this morning. "She doesn’t want to sing covers. She was loving it but she’s unwell, which is making her negative.”

A show spokeswoman however insisted: “She is very happy show-wise.”

Meanwhile X Factor fans have hit out at show bosses for giving Lucy a free pass through to the next round.

Some fans weren't too happy with the treatment after Lucy was seen getting very drunk throughout the week at Rylan's birthday party.

And some have claimed it was unfair that Jade Ellis and Kye Sones didn't get the same treatment when they were both ill last week.

One complained: “So basically Lucy Spraggan is hungover and she’s been let through to next week?”

And another ranted: “FIX! She’s been out partying all week.”

A spokesperson for The X Factor said: “Lucy isn’t well and on advice did not perform.”

[cat c="the x factor"]The XFactor 2012[/cat] continues next Saturday night on ITV1.

The latest results show follows on Sunday evening, which will feature performances from Rita Ora and No Doubt, as well as one more act being given the boot.

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