Lucy Spraggan wrote a tear-jerking song called “Tea and Toast” and performed it live for the X-Factor UK judges who all gave her a standing ovation.
She sang the song on The X Factor at bootcamp after Tulisa said that she wanted to hear one of her tracks. Lucy said that the song was about a real couple that she had seen. After she performed the song, she burst into tears when she received a standing ovation from the audience and the judging panel.
Spraggan explains the inspiration behind ‘Tea and Toast’. She revealed that she was inspired by an elderly couple walking down the street when “the lady collapsed in the street and was unconscious. And the look on the husbands face was like he’d never lost her before and he’d just lost her then. It was horrible and it inspired me to write a song — after I got them into an ambulance.
“When the skies are looking bad my dear
And your heart’s lost all its hope
After dawn there will be sunshine
And all the dust will go
The skies will clear my darling
I’ll wake up with the one I love the most
And in the morning, I’ll make you up
Some tea and toast.”
Watch the emotional video below:
Following the show Spraggan was signed to Columbia Records. She was the first contestant in the show’s history to score a Top 40 single and album before the live shows even aired with her independently released album Top Room At The Zoo.
Her debut major label album, Join The Club, was released on 7 October 2013, reaching number 7 in the UK charts while her third album, We Are, was released on 4 May 2015. It was preceded by lead single “Unsinkable”, released 13 April 2015.
Her fourth album ‘I hope you don’t mind me writing’ is available for pre-order now!
Below is a music video for one of her other singles ‘Lighthouse’: