Kiss Star’s Daughter Auditions For ‘X Factor’
Kiss Star’s Daughter Auditions For ‘X Factor’, Gene Simmons reportedly follows his daughter, Sophie, to her singing tryout in a private jet.If you’re wondering where rock ‘n’ roll dad Gene Simmons spent Father’s Day yesterday, it’s probably not where you’d expect. Apparently he was in San Francisco with his daughter Sophie, attending her audition at “The X Factor.” But in true rock-star style, the KISS tongue-waggler reportedly arrived at the auditions at the last minute, via a private jet.
According to TMZ, Sophie Simmons showed up at the San Francisco “X Factor” auditions Sunday and claimed she wanted a “fair shot,” telling the judges: “This isn’t about my dad. This is about my audition.” But Gene, of course, wasn’t about to miss spending Father’s Day with his little girl–nor was he about to miss an opportunity to get some juicy free publicity. So when Sophie called him and told him that she couldn’t see him on Father’s Day, and then revealed her “X Factor” intentions, he immediately chartered a private jet and headed north.
“I was in Las Vegas, mom was in Los Angeles, and we get a phone call saying, ‘I can’t come home today because I’m in Oakland,’” Gene told Britain’s The Daily Mail. “And I said, ‘What are you doing in Oakland?’ She goes, ‘I’m auditioning for X Factor.’ So I had to take a private jet and Shannon came up. We had no idea this was happening. I swear to God.”
No word yet on whether or not Sophie’s audition was strong enough to impress judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato; a representative for the show said everyone inside was sworn to secrecy. However, the Daily Mail did reveal that the judges were split in their decision on whether to advance Sophie to the next round. Simon did tweet that San Francisco was “one of the best audition days” of this season so far, but it’s unclear if Sophie specifically inspired any of his uncharacteristic enthusiasm.