The X Factor's Stacy Francis Explains Run-In With Whitney Houston

The X Factor contestant Stacy Francis caused quite the stir up when Perez Hilton revealed she use to be a background singer for Whitney Houston. Just last Thursday the two bumped into each other at the Tru Hollywood nightclub. There was a loud screaming match that many witnessed, but Stacy assures everyone it was a big misunderstanding.

The Sun reports that Stacy and Whitney were talking about the legend joining The X Factor USA as a judge. Rumors were circulating all week that Simon Cowell approached Whitney to replace Paula Abdul or Nicole Scherzinger.

“I said, ‘Oh my God, are you going to do it? You’ve got to do it!’,” Stacy shared.  “She said, ‘Well, I’m certainly considering it.’ It seemed to me like she was excited about being back on television and being on such a big show.”

According to Stacy, Whitney was looking to revamp her career with the show stating, “God is so good – he’s the God of second chances.”

Though Perez Hilton said that Stacey was a background singer for Whitney, the truth is she performed with her one time on stage in Connecticut after two chance meetings. The diva did not recognize Stacey on the eve of her death.

“It didn’t upset me that she didn’t remember me when we met again last week,” she added. “I was just so excited that my idol was there.”

Whitney Houston was found dead on Saturday at the age of 48 at the Beverly Hilton.

by Melissa Warner on February 15th, 2012

Melissa is Unreality TV's X Factor USA expert, bringing you all the gossip on the contestants and religiously recapping their performances each week! You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+

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