Sam Smith has spoken to The Mirror about what he thinks of The X Factor.
The ‘Like I Can’ singer told the newspaper that he thinks the show is ‘damaging’ for songwriters and the platform may not suit everyone.
He said: “It was a very conscious decision for me not to audition. It is for people, and it isn’t for people.
“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…”
Smith continued: “I always say to people: ‘If you’re a singer, go for it.’ It’s an amazing platform. But if you’re not, and you’re a songwriter, I think it’s actually quite damaging for you to go on there.”
The singer also explained that he did not get to meet any of the judges when he was on the show as a guest performer.
Watch Sam Smith’s music video for ‘Stay With Me’ below: