‘X-Factor’ Contestant — Pressing On After Father Dies

Filed under: Stacy Francis, X Factor

42-year-old “X-Factor” contestant and single mom Stacy Francis was rocked to the core two weeks ago — after learning her father had died — but after an agonizing inner struggle, she’s decided to continue with the show.

Stacy made it to round two last month — receiving unanimous approval from the judges for her blowout audition (below) — but soon after launching into the “X-Factor” boot camp, she received news her father had unexpectedly passed.
Sources close to Stacy tell TMZ — Stacy strongly considered quitting the show to be with her family — but ultimately decided to stay … believing that’s what her father would have wanted.

One source tells us, “it has been such an emotional roller coaster for her.”