“Dance with My Father” is a heartfelt and poignant song that was released in 2003 by Luther Vandross, an American R&B singer and songwriter. The song was written by Vandross and Richard Marx as a tribute to Vandross’s late father, Luther Vandross Sr., who passed away when Vandross was a child.
When Joe McElderry from South Shields participated on The X Factor in 2009, he chose that song and Simon said, “That’s a very hard song to sing.” And even though Joe had no experience before he came on the show, but he still nailed his performance. He even managed to captivate all the judges with his voice and his charm.
Auditions like Joe’s are one of the big reasons The X Factor has become a cultural phenomenon since its 2004 debut. What sets the show apart is its emphasis on discovering talented individuals who possess the full package: exceptional vocal abilities, stage presence, and star quality. The show welcomes aspiring singers of all ages and backgrounds, allowing them to showcase their skills and compete for a chance to win a recording contract and launch their music careers.
And performers like Joe are exactly what the show was looking for. Joe got four “yes” votes in this audition and kept going well into the live rounds. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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