X Factor 2011: John Adams puts 'Cannonball' into Top 10 of the charts!

John Adams (X Factor 2011)

X Factor 2011 contestant John Adams' performance of Damien Rice's Cannonball has boosted the song into the top 10 of the charts. The 23-year-old Maths teacher wowed the judges and audience in Wales with his performance of the folk rock track, putting him through to bootcamp.

Gary Barlow raved after the performance: "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!"

Originally released in 2002, the track peaked at only 32, a feat its set to out-do thanks to John's performance last Saturday night.

Watch a clip of John Adams' performance on The X Factor below...

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