It’s the third week of auditions for X Factor, Simon Cowell’s UK reality show, and this week’s standout performance appears to be from 18 year old, Lucie Jones, who hails from a small village in Wales. She decides to (GASP) tackle Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You.”
“Are you sure you want to do that, ” warns Simon. Yep, she’s going to sing that song–the one that’s been butchered by many a reality show contestant.
But, instead of over-singing it, she performs a low-key version that impresses the audience and judges alike.
“Lucie, this is why we come to Wales…you didn’t try to impersonate Whitney, you sang it your way…I really like you, ” said Simon.
Four enthusiastic yeses from the judges, and Lucie is on to the next round.
What do you think? The judges found Lucie poignant and vulnerable. I thought she was a little pitchy and lackluster myself.
But, maybe, Lucie is cast as the contestant who finds her confidence over the course of the series. But so far? I’m not impressed.
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