X Factor 2011: Maths teacher John Adams wows judges in Cardiff

John Adams (X Factor 2011)

Maths teacher John Adams wowed the crowd and judges on tonight's X Factor auditions, with Louis Walsh telling the 23-year-old it was worth the trip to Cardiff if only for him! John's performance of Cannonball by Damien Rice received huge praise from the panel, with Gary Barlow branding him "incredible."

Speaking before going on stage, John said: "I’m a maths teacher and I’m 23 years old. I’ve only been teaching a year, so it’s still quite a relatively new career. Obviously if I done well in The X Factor, I’ve love to follow the dream of becoming a singer.

"Winning this competition would mean a lot to me I want people to know who I am, know my music, and for strangers to sing my songs, so I’ll hopefully go out and do my best. "

Following his performance we reckon [tag]John Adams[/tag] won't be heading back to the class room just yet.

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Tulisa told him: "You have a beautiful tone, and I can see that you’re very nervous, but that can be worked on. You know, you can see that emotionally you’re very connected, your vocals were very emotional, I think you’ve got a lot of potential."

Louis Walsh admitted: "I was surprised; I wasn’t expecting you to have such a very unusual voice. I think we’ve found somebody that could actually make great records."

Take That star [tag]Gary Barlow[/tag] was in awe, saying: "John that is one of my favourite songs of all time, and I hate people singing my favourite songs, because it always lets me down, you absolutely nailed that vocal!"

It then came to the votes, with four yeses from the judges. Kelly Rowland told John: "I'm just ready to hear a whole album of your voice.

Louis added: "If you we get nobody else in Wales it was worth coming to find you."

And with that, John Adams became the latest contestant through to next weekend's bootcamp...

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