Only 18, aspiring singer Caitlyn Vanbeck has been wowing the judges on U.K. telly hit “The X Factor”, receiving high praise indeed from judge Simon Cowell when he compared her to Kelly Clarkson when she competed on “American Idol”.
That wasn’t the only thing Vanbeck received from Cowell however, who also gave her a punch in the face — accidentally, of course.
The mishap occurred, reports U.K. newspaper The Mirror, when Vanbeck was competing in the show’s “Six Chair Challenge,” which ended with Cowell hopping onstage to congratulate the six women who made it through that gruelling stage of the TV talent show, reaching out for a group hug but inadvertently clocking Vanbeck in the nose.
Vanbeck, a student from Edinburgh, Scotland, demonstrated a sense of humour about the incident when a member from the audience asked: “Caitlyn, are you going to press charges against Simon Cowell?”
“Yeah, maybe,” she replied jokingly, “he’s got a lot of money.”