Brit-born Aussie Sean returned to the UK from Down Under to audition for The X Factor and his audition aired this evening.
Sean's performance of The Show Must Go On got him four yeses while Rita was in tears.
Speaking about the audition, Rita recalled: "He walked onto the stage with a meaning, with a message. That was about being a misfit and being comfortable.
"My whole life growing up I was never the most popular one. I was always a bit different or trying to start something like a revolution in our class or something like that. I think that’s what this guy did, he started something that for me, felt real."
She continued: "He loved it and he was passionate about it. He didn’t even have to speak, I felt it. I was so relieved that someone had come on the show and showed that kind of individuality. Growing up and being such a fan of individual artists like Madonna, people who took risks and always got judged for it, that was a moment where I felt that TV is now being more accepting of people.
"It wasn’t the fact that he did an amazing performance, which he did, it was more of being thankful for individuality and for people being comfortable in their own skin and with who they are. That’s why I cried."
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini also loved the performance.
"He came on and whether you are that kind of person or not, there’s always that thing of judging a book by its cover," she said. "There just is, I guess that’s why with some of the other shows you don’t get to see the contestants initially.
"You mustn’t do that and they are actually proving a lot of people wrong, like, ‘You thought I was going to be one of those contestants people were going to laugh at or shout ‘off, off. off’ to’, which I hate personally.
"But then they sing and it just shuts people down. I love it, the judgement just stops."
The X Factor continues next weekend on ITV.