Tonight the teenagers blew me away on ‘The X Factor,’ but I think soulful Jazzlyn Little is leaps and bounds ahead of the beautiful Cari Fletcher!
Tonight’s The X Factor episode showed the fourth and final day of auditions — and the contestants showed brought their A-game. However, out of the dozen or more featured acts, it was the teenage girls who stood out to me most.
The best of the night, by far, was sixteen-year-old Jazzlyn Little, who sang “I’m Going Down” by Mary J. Blige. At first, Jazzlyn seemed shy and hesitant, so it was incredible to witness her transform into a belting wonder.
“Jazzlyn, I’d love to see what you’re like when you’ve got confidence,” Simon said, amazed. “What I love about you is you — I get the feeling — love music, are taking this seriously, are someone who wants to get better, and that’s why we made this show — to find people like you.”
Meanwhile, L.A. Reid brought attention to the future record artist’s unique name.
“Your name is Jazzlyn Little?” he asked. “That’s a superstar name with a superstar voice.”
While I maintain Jazzlyn gave the best performance of the night, seventeen-year-old Cari Fletcher also had me sitting on the edge of my seat…but for a different reason. With long blonde hair, soft features and a cute, slim figure, she’s definitely got the looks of a superstar. Even if she didn’t have an amazing voice, I could see her getting pushed through as the “beauty queen.”
At first her song, Heart’s “Alone,” left something to be desired. Her voice sounded raspy and weak, almost out of tune. However, by the time she belted out the high notes, I was a believer. She quickly got four votes through to boot camp.
Who impressed you the most tonight? Are you excited to see the competition actually begin next week? Sound off below!