Sam Smith: 'X-Factor is damaging'
Sam Smith believes that The X-Factor is "damaging" for songwriters.
The singer told The Mirror newspaper that although the show might not suit everyone, it is good for people to break into the buisness if they just want to sing.
"I feel that X-Factor is perfect for singers who sing, and that's all they want to do. They don't care what they sing, they just love singing..."
He went on to say "The minute I started writing music, I knew that none of that stuff was going to be for me. I want people judging me on my voice and my songs..."
Sam Smith performed as one of the special guests at The X-Factor final this month, which saw Ben Haenow crowned the winner of this years competition.