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X Factor 2018: Dalton Andre Harris wows judges with heartfelt audition

Dalton Andre Harris gave a heartfelt audition on The X Factor 2018 tonight.


Auditions for The X Factor 2018 were back on ITV tonight with the sixth episode of auditions.

Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams, Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson returned behind the judges’ desk to give their honest views on all the acts.

As well as wanting to impress them the hopeful contestants will also want to get the audience on side at Wembley Arena.

One of the contestants on stage was Dalton Andre Harris.

The 24 year old performer from Jamaica sang Elton John’s Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word.


Speaking up about his upbringing, Dalton described his childhood as “dirt poor”: “It was a humble life. It’s not a sad sorry, it’s how I came out of that and now I’m triumphant.”

He told cameras he had been planning to audition for seven years, adding: “This is probably going to be the the break. This is single-handedly the most important moment of my life so far.”

Asked why he chose his song, Dalton replied: “If a lot of people that I’ve come across said sorry, a lot of people could be left with a lot less pain.”

After singing, Simon said: “You sang something which was sincere and surprising. It gave me a whole new take on that song.”

Ayda commented: “I don’t know why we have to experience some of the pain we do, but I’m so glad your journey brought you here. You were incredible.”

And Louis said: “I’m just rooting for you more than I am anyone I’ve seen so far.”

With four yeses, Dalton sailed through to the next round.

Joining Dalton on tonight’s show was Bella Penfold, 19 year old hotel singer from Essex, and Shan, a 25 year old session singer from Croydon who belted out Never Enough from The Greatest Showman.

The acts who made it through join Saturday’s successful acts including Tom Richards, who first auditioned eight years ago alongside Louis Tomlinson, and Armstrong Martins who put a spin on a High School Musical classic.


Also through this weekend were the LMA Choir, made up of singers from Liverpool and Georgia Burgess, who gave an incredible performance of Who’s Loving You.

The X Factor 2018 is back next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.