Simon Cowell all choked up? Hard to believe, but the famously hard-hearted judge got misty-eyed. Don’t expect too much coverage of X-Factor on RSVLTS.com, or ever, but this video had to be featured because bullying is no good and this talented star in the making deserves recognition.
20-year-old Jillian Jensen of Massachusetts native sang Jessie J’s “Who You Are” during a round of auditions, which aired Wednesday night.
“That was incredible,” Cowell says, while holding back tears. (Go to the 8:05 mark in the YouTube video above to see his reaction). Record executive L.A. Reid, pop star Britney Spears and singer Demi Lovato, who also sit on the judges’ panel, echoed his praise.
Twitter users responded to Cowell’s uncharacteristic emotional display with disbelief.