Sometimes (but not often), reality TV shows live up to their name. One certainly has to have “the x factor” in order to get an audience reaction like this. Simon ‘I-wear-a-t-shirt-three-sizes-too-small’ Cowell has made a career out of being lean and mean to an array of young artists who aspire to reach the big time.
To be fair to Mr. Cowell, much of his act is in good fun though it can at times risk taking away from the real honesty and beauty so many artists can come to showcase before an audience. Fortunately, no such circumstance occurs here. British singer Josh Daniel delivers an emotional and touching performance of Labrinth’s Jealous that brings the judges to tears. Dedicated to a friend he lost not all that long ago, this is a song that will stay in your mind just as sure as the notes will ring long in your ears.