Nothing is more important than the song you choose to sing when entering a competition like The X Factor. That’s why the judges seemed taken aback by Chloe Paige’s selection.
This is not only a difficult song to perform technically, but it has been performed so many times that it is difficult to put a new spin on it. Even seasoned performers take special care in their delivery.
The audience’s mood changed to apprehension with Simon’s first comment, “You’re a brave girl.” But Chloe had changed their skeptical attitude from the first few notes. Even the cynical Simon was taken aback.
“How sweet the sound of Amazing Grace…”
Chloe’s strong voice and assured delivery won the day. By the end of the song, Simon admitted that her performance was not only worthy of moving on to the next round but also of a spot in the finals.
The audience agreed with this assessment, rising to their feet and applauding her efforts from the beginning of the song. She demonstrated how judges’ first impressions can be completely incorrect.
Chloe Paige wants to make her family proud, so she sings unaccompanied. Do the Judges believe she made a brave decision but was it the right one? I believe the answer is obvious.