The X Factor returns to our screens tonight and as well as some insanely talented people (and yes, we really do mean INSANELY talented!) there will be one or two kooky, strange and amusing acts popping up too…though strangely there definitely aren’t as many as we’d usually expect to see in a launch episode.
One such singer is a young man named J Star Valentine, who thinks he is all that, but…quite frankly….well he just isn’t!
The 19 year old performer is from West London and normally works as a part time model, however he’s keen to move on and make his mark on the music industry, telling Dermot O’Leary that he sings r&b and old style soul and believes he can be the next big UK artist.
However, as soon as J Star launches into his passionate rendition of Hallelujah it immediately becomes clear that this man is no singer. He screams, he howls, he pulls faces that the Fresh Prince Will Smith himself would be proud of and while the judges are vastly amused – Sharon Osbourne cries with laughter, while Gary Barlow can’t quite believe what he’s hearing – they aren’t overly enthusiastic about his talent when the audition ends.
Louis Walsh tells J he’s never heard any similar versions of the classic track, while Sharon shouts:
“You sang that like a ghost!”
Gary reacts by mocking Valentine’s style, which only succeeds in making his fellow judges laugh more. However, sadly J Star doesn’t see the funny side and looks devastated by the panel’s reaction.
The X Factor returns tonight, 8pm on ITV1 and you can tune in to see if J Star Valentine gets enough votes to win himself a place in the arena round, after his chuckle inducing performance.
For now, have a listen to him singing and let us know what you think in the comments section below….