‘X Factor’ Recap: Brian Bradley, Jazzlyn Little, Tora Woloshin + More Impress Judges
The final days of 'X Factor' auditions took place in Newark, N.J. and in Texas, and were dispersed over last night's episode. There were less freaks and more serious contenders on this episode, such as rapper Brian Bradley, pop singer and automotive-technician-in-training Tora Woloshin and soulful 16-year-old Jazzlyn Little. With a healthy crop of talented hopefuls on their way to the next phase of the competition known as "Boot Camp," the divide between the good and the great will start to develop. The best, brightest talent will start to rise to the top. PopCrush is here to provide your handy recap of the final day of auditioning.
Andy Silikovitz: He has never been married, and while he couldn't really sing, he will probably find a date on the quick since he was so endearing! We hope you meet Miss Right, Andy. You are adorable.
Cari Fletcher: The 17-year-old delivered a gripping rendition of Heart's 'Alone,' to which L.A. Reid told her she had a star's name, face and voice. But Simon Cowell said her voice was not distinct. She still got a push through from all four judges.
Ausem: This pairing of trendy 15-year-olds watch a lot of 'Glee.' They harmonize cutely. The judges liked him and wanted to split them up. It took Nicole Scherzinger forever to render her vote, with Simon caterwauling "Yes or bloody no?" It ended up being a yes for both.
Tora Woloshin: She looked every inch the pop star and is studying to build race cars! She was cute, tattooed and could very well be the perfect woman! She grooved through Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back' like a superstar in training.
The Stereo Hogzz: This five-piece was smooth like butter, even though one member just became a father that morning! Their expertly choreographed R&B was "over-rehearsed" in Simon's eyes, but they moved forward.
Brennin Hunt: He is 26, good-looking, has been on tour, lives in Nashville, has a soulful voice and sang the original song, 'How We Make It,' which Simon Cowell immediately deemed risky. It paid off, since his voice was utterly terrific. He just needs to be steered on the right path.
Jazzlyn Little: She is 16 and couldn't sell herself via banter with Simon, but when she sang 'I'm Going Down' by Mary J. Blige, it was a marvel. She had no confidence, but that'll come. With a voice like that, it has to.