Stacy Francis isn't alone!
It's just come to light that X Factor contestant Leroy Bell not only worked as a songwriter for Philadelphia International Records, penning lyrics for the likes of Elton John and Gladys Knight back in the day, but also signed a full album deal in 1978 with Casey James, under the group name Bell and James!
Sound familiar? That's because they recorded three albums and produced several hit singles, including Livin' It Up (Friday Night), which hit #7 on the U.S. Billboard Black singles, #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1979, and sold over one million copies!
Listen to the track (above)!
Again, we have to ask: WHO is trying to cover this up? The contestants or the X Factor producers?
Either way, doesn't seem fair to the others, does it? Thoughts??
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