One of the shining stars on tonight’s X Factor episode was definitely Asda worker Jahmene Douglas.
The 21 year old is a supermarket pricing assistant and turned up to try out for the ITV show looking incredibly nervous and overwhelmed.
He was a self confessed ‘stay at home kind of guy’ and told backstage staff that her doesn’t mingle very well, constantly worries and has a tendency to over think things.
‘I’m alright, I’m going to break down and cry.’
We hate to think about how he’s going to cope with all the press attention that comes with being featured on a show as big as The X Factor!
After checking his appearance, smoothing his hair and generally panicking about everything, the singing hopeful finally took to the stage and sang ‘At Last’ for the panel.
It was a jaw dropping moment and what the X factor does incredibly well. Take an unassuming guy and then show us how wrong we are when we predictably judge a book by it’s cover.
Jahmene had an amazing and soulful voice and conquered the difficult and much covered song with ease, managing to totally make it his own.
As he crooned, Nicole Scherzinger showed Gary Barlow her goosebumps, as the other judges watched on in amazement.
Afterwards, Louis Walsh praised his performance, adding:
“This is what we’re looking for. I think a star is born!”
Tulisa Contostavlos was a fan too and gushed about Douglas’ ‘raw talent’ the ‘shock factor’ he brought to the stage and the way he broke out of his ‘timid’ nature while showcasing his vocal talent.
Nicole loved it to and praised Jahmene’s ‘amazing’ vocals, adding:
‘We need more singers like you, real singers. I just want to take you and just eat you up honey.’
Gary Barlow insisted:
“I have never seen a vocal performance like that before, it was truly off the scale.”
“You completely nailed it today. That is how to do an audition.”
Unsurprisingly Jahmene got 4 yeses and a place in bootcamp.
Do you think Jahmene was all that/ Do you think he is good enough for the live shows? Leave your comments below….