Katie Waisell was one of the stand out acts from tonight’s X factor show.
Admitting that she is an eighties lover and wants to be the love child of Etta James and Freddie Mercury, Katie rocked up to the London auditions in full Madonna getup and told the camera’s how much she wants to ‘do this!’
Katie told Simon Cowell that she would be singing ‘At Last’ by Etta James at which point he told her to choose something different. She then opted for We are The Champions by Queen, but managed to forget her lyrics during the first verse. As she was stopped early Louis Walsh blasted Katie saying:
‘Katie I’m disappointed.’
She responded by begging:
‘Sir please let me sing At Last. I’ll blow you away, you’ve never heard me sing that one before.’
Simon conceded, saying:
‘Katie you have twenty seconds to blow Louis away.’
She may not have managed to impress Louis, He complained:
“At Last was much better but I still think you are lacking something.”
But who cares what Louis thinks anyway. Katie impressed Cheryl, Simon and the audience with her quirky vocal style and Cheryl said:
“I love the fact that you’ve got your own style going on. That tells me that you have your own identity already. I was on the fence at first but you won me over with At Last.”
“You are like the singing scarecrow but at the same time I think you’re quite likable, quite charming. But when you were given this opportunity tonight, you kind of threw it all away.”
Two yeses from Simon and Cheryl saw Katie making her way through to bootcamp and we hear she did quite well there too! Did you love Katie tonight? Leave your comments below.