A Former ‘X Factor’ Finalist Just Delivered an Unforgettable Live Performance
Fleur East, the second-place finisher of X Factor's eleventh season, just delivered convincing evidence that she was most definitely robbed.
On last night's (November 8) episode, East, who also competed on the show's second season as part of a group in 2005, returned for a performance of her new single "Sax" that gave the show's current contestants something to aspire to. Featuring high-octane choreography, razor-sharp vocals and...a back flip?...she drew thunderous applause from the crowd, and a flurry of well-deserved, congratulatory tweets. Is this, perhaps, the second coming of Beyonce? Don't rule it out...
"@FleurEast Your performance was amazing! The energy was incredible!" Alesha Dixon shared with her followers, while Simon Cowell, who mentored East while she was on the show, posted: "How incredible was that Fleur performance tonight. One of the best I have ever seen." Coming from a man who could take issue with a young children's choir, that's certainly some high praise.
On Season 11 of X Factor, East was named runner-up to Ben Haenow, who recently released "Second Hand Heart" featuring Kelly Clarkson. She sang "All About That Bass," "Lady Marmalade" and "Thriller," among others before the show's finale last December.
Watch East's incredible performance above, be sure to download a copy of "Sax" on iTunes if you're into the song and tell us if you've been keeping up with this season's contestants!
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