X Factor 2011: Judges loved Sophie Habibis' Bon Jovi cover

Sophie Habibis

X Factor 2011 star Sophie Habibis received plenty of praise from the judges on tonight's third live show, as the singer turned a Bon Jovi classic into a ballad. Louis told the 19-year-old she had made the track her own after the beautiful vocal.

The Irish music mogul added: "Sophie so much better than last week, I know you are out of your comfort zone but you made that song doubly your own.

"You’ve got a lot of competition with the other two girls and Kelly, you know that. I’d like Kelly to give you even more... worker harder on her. It’s all about Misha and Janet and I want you to get equal attention."

Tulisa raved: "I think if there is any rock song you’re going to turn into a ballad that should be the one to do it, because it totally worked.


"People always talk about your personality Sophie but I think you’re just real and being yourself and that’s the best you can be. I think you’re great."

Meanwhile Gary, who had previously criticised the teenager for "lacking spark" in her performances, commented: "At last you are starting to make an emotional connection with your songs, congratulations. Great performance."

Mentor Kelly Rowland said: "I am so proud of you, what does Louis know? You’re amazing."

What did you make of Sophie's performance?

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