Sources close to “X-Factor” tell TMZ … Sophie Simmons showed up at the San Francisco auditions today … saying she wanted a “fair shot” and telling the judges, “This isn’t about my dad. This is about my audition.”
Of course … her famous father was in attendance, but we’re told he almost didn’t make it. Sources say the KISS front man got a surprise call from his 19-year-old daughter the night before … saying she couldn’t come home for Father’s Day because she was trying her hand at the talent competition.
We’re told Gene decided to hop on a private jet and made it just in time to see his daughter belt out some tunes.
We’ll find out soon if the apple falls far from the tree.