X Factor 2010: Katie Waissel wows Simon Cowell with I’d Rather Go Blind (VIDEO)

Katie Waissel went back to basics on tonight’s X Factor show.

The 24 year old stepped away from huge productions, gimmicks and costumes and just sang Etta James’ ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’. It was her, a mic stand and a stunningly simple dress on the stage tonight and we loved her vocal style. She may want to cover her ears up a bit in future performances but that is really the only tip we can offer, because Katie nailed this one tonight!

Judges Comments:

Louis: Katie I am so glad I saved you. I saved you because I thought you have a talent, you’re a hard worker, you’re emotional and I think people in the press are giving you a hard time. They’re not judging you on your talent. Tonight you sung your heart out and I want people yo give you another chance!

Dannii: Katie nobody can deny you sang with every bit of effort that you have and that’s why I saved you last week. I didn’t like your performance on the Saturday, I like it stripped back, you’ve still got your personality and I think what we have to get across now, is to really show that personality, show who you are don’t hide behind things.

Simon: I think she is showing her true self. That film is you, you’ve wanted this all your life, you’ve had a hard time….but so what! You’re singing in front of 15 million people get over it. There is something about you that I really like. there’s a rawness, there’s an authenticity. I’m interested in you. I thought that was terrific.

Cheryl: You are such a great girl, I enjoy everything about you and for you to feel any kind of love in here tonight is amazing for you.

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!