Nervous 17-Year-Old Girl Brings Judges To Their Feet With Blow-You-Away Performance

(LEFT) The X Factor UK YouTube Channel (RIGHT)

Everyone gets nervous, including the extremely talented, 17-year-old Louisa Johnson from Essex. Though as soon as she opens her mouth and begins singing, it’s obvious that there’s no reason she should be overcome with nerves

The soulful singer, who has been performing since she was seven, believes that singing on The X Factor UK is her dream come true that she’s been waiting ten years for. “I’ve literally been working my whole life towards this moment,” she says.

“Breathe,” Louisa is told. She’s an obvious bundle of nerves and it’s apparent in her voice as she talks a little about herself. But she shocks judges, audience, and we’re sure all the viewers as she takes a deep breath, opens her mouth, and begins singing Jackson 5’s “Who’s Loving You“.

Simon Cowell, along with his fellow judges, are blatantly surprised. We don’t think we’ve seen Simon smile as much as he did during Louisa’s performance. The powerhouse vocalist belts out the lyrics, taking the popular song to a whole new level

Everyone jumps to their feet when she’s finished. “You are the one to beat right now. It was an incredible performance,” Simon exclaims. The judges actually fight over who gets to work with and mentor Louisa. 

This is a must-see performance you don’t want to miss. 


When I had you
I treated you bad
And wrong my dear
And girl since,
Since you been away
Dontcha know
I sit around
with my head hangin’ down
And I wonder
Who’s lovin you

I, I, I, I should have never ever
Ever made you cry
And girl since
Since you been gone
Dontcha know
I sit around
with my head hangin’ down
And I wonder
Who’s lovin you

Life without love
Is oh so lonely
I dont think
I dont think
I’m gonna make it
All my life
All my life, yeah
belongs to you only
Come on and take it girl
Come on and take it!
All I can do
All I can do
Since you been gone is cry
And you, oooh
Dontcha know I
Sit around
With my head hangin down
And I wonder
Who’s lovin’ you
(Who’s lovin you)
Who’s lovin you…


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