'You've shaken this competition up!': A surprised Simon Cowell is left speechless after farmer Hannah Kilminster delivers powerful X Factor audition
Pressure was mounting on Sunday night’s episode of The X Factor as the judges continued with their quest in finding the next biggest singing sensation.
And Simon Cowell was left particularly impressed as he was left speechless with glamorous farmer Hannah Kilminster's powerful audition.
The 30-year-old, who works on the family farm in Cirencester, got a standing ovation from the audience thanks to her powerful rendition of Queen's Somebody To Love.
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Hitting all the right notes! Hannah Kilminster sang her way through to the next round by trying her luck with Queen's Somebody To Love
A stunned Simon said: 'Where did that come from? Hannah, I am slightly speechless. I wasn’t expecting that. You have an incredible voice. My God, you have just shaken this competition up.’
‘I was so shocked and surprised due to the whole country thing - Your voice came out and I had to hold onto my hair before it flew off,’ quipped Rita Ora, while Nick Grimshaw said: ‘That was really, really awesome. We need a Hannah farm so we can breed singers like this.’
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini told her: ‘You look like a country bumpkin. You’re so pretty, you have a nice aura, and you didn’t need the microphone, they’d have heard you without it. You are a fantastic singer.’
Silenced: Simon Cowell was left particularly impressed as he was left speechless with the powerful audition
Fighting fierce: The solo singer, a glamorous farmer from Cirencester, left judges amazed with her incredible vocals
'I'm slightly speechless because I wasn't expecting that,' a surprised Simon told the singer
Meanwhile, it was also a life-altering night for 18-year-old Che Chesterman, who received a standing ovation after nailing Jessie J's hit single Who You Are on Sunday night's episode.
The Essex native initially hoped to dazzle the judges crowds with a Sam Smith song before Simon told him to change it, seeing him soar through the first round of auditions.
‘Che, the end was really surprising because at the beginning I wasn’t sure,’ explained 32-year-old Cheryl. ‘But when you started hitting those notes, I didn’t know where it came from. Those notes are ridiculous. I can’t believe you can reach that register.’
‘Your falsetto is out of control,’ a shocked Rita told the contestant. ‘I didn’t know what to expect. Honestly, never judge a book by its cover.’
Fellow new judge Nick went on to agree, by saying: ‘I am with Rita. It was a complete surprise. At the start, I was like, okay it’s good, It got better, and then at the end it was like nothing that we have heard”.
He's got it! Che Chesterman nailed his rendition of Jessie J's hit single Who You Are on Sunday night's episode of The X Factor
The panel: And it was down to Simon, Cheryl, Rita and Nick to put him through the Boot Camp stage
Trying to make it big: The Essex native initially hoped to dazzle the judges crowds with a Sam Smith song before Simon told him to change it, seeing him soar through the first round of audition
'Never judge a book by its cover': New judge Rita said he was not what she expected
‘You are one of those rare little finds': Simon was happy to put Che through the next round
Backing singer Anton Stephans, 45, who brought his dog Honey with him to his audition, also received four votes with his emotional rendition of Jennifer Hudson's track I Am Changing, despite saying he never thought he would be good enough to pursue a solo career.
'I wish you could have seen what we saw,' remarked Rita. 'Up on that stage, it was just your world and no one else's and I'm happy to be a part of it.'
'Anton, wow, that is quite the voice you have got there, vocally that was incredible,' said Nick, while Cheryl added: 'You nailed that perfroamce and they loved it as much as we did.'
'Anton, the reason why we never put an age limit on this show was so we could find people like you,' Cowell continued. 'I geninely mean that. You have the likeability factor, people like you.'
Stephans later admitted their responses were overwhelming, by saying: 'I'm used to being the person at the back, so to have comments like that is amazing. I hope I can live up to it.'
Bouncing back: A defiant Anton Stephans was another one of the hopefuls who impressed the judges on Sunday night's X Factor show
Showing his support: Anton, 45, who brought his dog Honey with him to his audition, sang Jennifer Hudson's track I Am Changing
Backing singer: Stephans later admitted their responses were overwhelming, by saying, 'I'm used to being the person at the back, so to have comments like that is amazing. I hope I can live up to it'
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