Simon Stops Nervous 15-Yr-Old Midway But Wait Till You Hear Her Comeback

Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Simon Cowell has changed the face of music and TV over the last 20 years. His X Factor, Idol and Got Talent shows have made a plethora of stars around the world and have launched the careers of hundreds. In his earlier years Simon was seen as a curmudgeon, a “hard case,” who a lot of people thought enjoyed giving bad reviews to contestants. Over the years he has visibly mellowed somewhat but he is still, to put it nicely, “not liked” by a lot of people.

But there is absolutely no assailing his ability to improve a contestant’s performance. This video is the perfect example. 15-year-old Britain’s Got Talent contestant Morgan Smith announces she’ll be singing Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight,” and as soon as she starts it’s clear it will be a lackluster performance. So Simon steps into action.

He stops her performance and asks for something else. After a few words of encouragement from one of the other judges, Simon tells her “Now you’ve heard a little bit of advice, why don’t we turn this into a Morgan Smith concert.”

Morgan launches into “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James and it was a completely different audition. Morgan impressed the judges with her song while the audience sang along: it was clear that she was proving her potential not just to the crowd but even to herself with this performance.

As soon as her song ended, there was a huge round of applauds from the judges and the audience–as usual, Simon was right. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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