Judges Laughed When He Came On Stage But After He Started Singing Everyone Broke Out Into Applause

Jul 01, 2020 by apost team

The “X-Factor” is a popular show that is watched all over the world. It is a television music competition that was created by Simon Cowell and got its popularity in the United Kingdom. Contestants of the X-Factor are there not only to hopefully win a recording contract but to gain popularity just by appearing on the show. Many contestants go on to become popular artists after winning.

When 17-year-old Willie Jones walked on stage to audition back in 2012, all judges started to laugh but it didn't take long until they were totally caught off guard by the young man's voice.

When Willie Jones of Louisiana went on the show, the 17-year-old was able to get the judges to laugh pretty much immediately. His demeanor was one that the judges took a liking too pretty much right away.

However, they were not at all ready for the sound that was going to come out of his mouth.


Jones caught everyone off guard when the song started. Not only was the live studio audience shocked, but you could also see that the judges had no idea what was happening. That’s because Jones began to belt out an amazing country song. Jones was able to sing the song with the perfect southern twang and perfect pitch. 

The judges couldn’t believe what they were hearing as Jones stood on the stage and belted out his tune. They exchanged disbelieving looks as he continued to awe the audience with his perfect voice. They knew that he would just have to go on to the very next round for sure!

Simon Cowell is well-known for telling it like it is. He does not hold back when he talks to contestants, even when his words are something they may not want to hear. However, he absolutely loved the voice he was hearing and was ready to tell Jones what he thought.

"You've gone beyond my expectations, you've surprised me," Simon said. "I think your voice is a sensational recording voice and I want to remember this time, the first time I heard Willie Jones - this is a day to remember."

You can watch Willie's audition below:

What did you think of his performance? Did you think it was spectacular? Feel free to leave your comment and remember to pass this on to others who love young, raw talent!