X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson has revealed how she nearly didn't make her audition on the show two years ago.
The singer, who finished as runner up on the 2010 series, has explained how her audition in Liverpool clashed with another event.
Recalling her original try out, Rebecca explained: "I'd been sitting in studios and sending off demos for years and I was just losing the will to keep doing it.
"So I said to myself I was going to give myself one last chance and then I'd have to go and do a "mum career"!
"I got the e-mail from The X Factor asking me to audition and I must admit, I'd forgotten that I'd applied because I'd arranged something else that day. I decided to go but it was more by chance than I care to think about now!"
Since finishing the show in 2010, Rebecca has released a double platinum selling album Heaven, which has outsold actual winner Matt Cardle.
But the modest singer downplays her success, saying: "When you get to the final you have that chance of a career in music whether you win or not. It depends on the person really."
Rebecca will be attempting to crack the states later this year with hew single Too Good To Lose, out now.