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X Factor Diva Tara Simon Blames The Editors For Backstage Feud!

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Just like the feud between X Factor’s Kaci Newton and Paige Thomas in the show’s premiere, even MORE cattiness went on behind the scenes during auditions… or so it seemed!

During last night’s episode, there was a produced rivalry between vocal coach hopeful Tara Simon and Gene Simmons’ daughter, Sophie.

While Sophie was portrayed as the humble, SUPER talented daughter of the KISS frontman, Tara was seen as an overly confident wannabe — though she DID have some pipes.

After Sophie’s audition, Tara was shown backstage (above), dogging on Gene’s daughter for being favored because of her dad, despite her awesome audition.

Now Tara is lashing out at the show’s editors for being “very manipulative” in terms of her portrayal and she is NOT happy about it!

However, it seems Sophie addressed the sitch on Twitter after the show aired, tweeting:

"i dont think @tarasimonsings meant what she said on @XFactorUSA editing can be weird sometimes.”

Tara then responded:

"girl, they spliced my convo with that girl together and totally twisted what I said. Such crap. Love you girl, youre great!"

She then went on to tweet:

"they painted me in a very poor light. I am not like that. And am still friends with Sophie today."

The girls both got through to bootcamp, which airs next week, so we’ll just have to wait and see if the supposed feud continues on TV.

Though the editing might’ve been exaggerated, that is no way to talk about the show that spotlighted you, gurl!!

Probably not the smartest move… !

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15 comments to “X Factor Diva Tara Simon Blames The Editors For Backstage Feud!”

  1. 1

    COME ON! They were mic'd getting out of the car! Geez! It's a reality show, completely producer driven, just like all these shows. These kids don't choose their songs, their story line, NOTHING. It's all fake. Sure, some of it is based a little bit in reality, but I guarantee you this is a story that x factor made up.

  2. 2

    And "that is no way to talk about the show"??? Go f yourself Perez, you know NOTHING.

  3. elmo says – reply to this


    That Tara girl will not get votes, she is way too full of herself and rude. She may have a good voice but she's not entertaining, shes just a bitch.

  4. 4

    Re: light2you – Totally agree. There is not much real about this show.

  5. 5

    Tara is sour grapes…..already can't stand her smug looks.

  6. KiKi says – reply to this


    Regardless of the " splicing" that Tara just shot herself right in the foot. She will not make it cuz her attitude sucks. Editing can NOT " splice " the disdain and disgust on your face. Sorry but Ill take Sophie anyday over Tara. That said Sophie should have never brought her mom and dad if she wanted to go on her first name only. But Good Luck Sophie.

  7. mimi says – reply to this


    You can tell Tara IS just like that…Ugly personality!! She won't go over well with her attitude that's for sure.

  8. Sunset Butterfly says – reply to this


    True - that Tara may have been a bitch and sour grapes.
    True that probably she will not gain votes and not go far in the game because of her attitude.
    Butwe al know that she got a point and that she spoke the truth.
    If Sophie doesn't really wanna be under her dad's shadow, why brought them?
    And "light2you" brought a lot of good points!

  9. 9

    I can not speak for XFactor, but I've worked with American Idol, and the auditions of thousands of people IS NOT in front of the main judges… We take groups of 10 or so and audition them at the same time in different cubicles with vocal coaches. From those thousands we select the few that are going to the next round IN FRONT of the main judges… What you see in your house during "audition week" is just a bunch of everything cut and pasted together. In this case I BET they asked them to pose in line in a different day just to have some footage and a history to tell in front of the cameras.

  10. PM2901 says – reply to this


    Like Simon said when Tara left the stage. . .DRAMA QUEEN!!! She did say those things about Sophie and is now back-peddaling. However, of course the Producers staged it all. The thing I hate most about the X-Factor are all of those "candid" "spontaneous" "real" conversations the contestants have in the parking lot or on their walk to the auditions or in the waiting room. Also, the fake "real" conversations with Britney in her hotel room, etc. Britney is NOT a good actress. The Producers need to nix those contrived moments. It comes off as phoney.

  11. 11

    Glad Sophie took the high road….and she has a beautiful voice. I truly enjoyed her.

  12. PM2901 says – reply to this


    Sophie is sweet and I liked her voice, but why did she say over and over again that she wants to succeed on her own, without her father's name and help. Then, she shows up with her over-the-top legendary father and a mob ensues. Then she goes on stage and says, "I'm Sophie Tweed-Simmons." Oy! Which is it? Does she want to do it on her own, or does she want her parents names to influence the judges' decision.

  13. 13

    Hell, IMO Tara was also rude to the judges. I'm really shocked the girls didn't feel that way.

  14. @v@ says – reply to this


    Sophie is so beautiful, and it's more than just her looks. She has grace and dignity. If she keeps working on her styling, she could def. get somewhere with her voice. It takes a few years to cement, but the only way to do that is to do.

  15. sunny says – reply to this


    She says that she's "not like that", but her face said it for her! A very ugly and arrogant attitude! She needs some prayers!Re: mimi