Auditionee reduces Kelly Rowland to tears as Tulisa tells him: You could win The X Factor

Kelly Rowland

A 20-year-old who auditioned for The X Factor in London last week left new judge Kelly Rowland crying at her desk with his performance. The amazing singer wowed a crowded O2 with his voice with Tulisa Contostavlos telling him he could win this year's show.

The youngster started off by explaining to the panel about being brought up in foster care, but insisted he didn't want to make a deal about it. "I'm in University and independent now," he told the judges before belting out Kings of Leon's Use Somebody.

"There was one word for that performance and it was epic," Tulisa raved. "This is the first time I've looked up on stage and thought 'This could be the winner of The X Factor'"

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Gary added: "That was an absolutely outstanding performance," describing the vocals as "unbelievable".

Meanwhile Kelly Rowland found herself completely overwhelmed by the emotional rendition of the track. "I am so proud of you and you did such a wonderful job in your..." Kelly began before being overcome by tears.

"I'm sorry," she uttered between sniffles as Tulisa offered her a tissue. "It was such a great aud...." Kelly tried to start again.

Still crying, Kelly finally managed to speak through her tears of joy: "It's so beautiful to watch talent come on stage. Thank you."

The hopeful's audition will be broadcast when the show returns to ITV1 later this year.

Jade Richards previously wowed the judges in Glasgow, leaving the panellists in tears.

Louis said: "This has made our trip to Scotland so worthwhile.”

The X Factor 2011 auditions conclude next week in Liverpool.

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