This Country Girl Goes Gospel, Takes The X-Factor Judges To Church

This Country Girl Goes Gospel, Takes The X-Factor Judges To Church | Country Music Videos

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When 21-year-old Brandi Love of Rocky Mountain, North Carolina took to The X Factor stage, the judges were surprised when the self-proclaimed country girl decided to sing an old gospel song called “Up to the Mountain.”

Up to the Mountain” was written by Patty Griffin, and talks about the emotions associated with Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” The song was originally recorded by Solomon Burke and has since been covered by multiple artists, including Kelly Clarkson and Susan Boyle.

When one of the judges asked Love what kind of music she liked, she said country music. So when she said that she wasn’t going to sing a country song, the judges were confused.

As you can see, I’m country when I talk, so when I sing, it kind of just sounds country,” Love said.

The judges still seemed skeptical as Love prepared to sing. But as soon as she opened her mouth, all their doubts faded.

Love starts off singing softly, her voice gaining power as she continues through the song. But the most powerful part comes at the end, when she sings acapella, and it is then that her talent truly shines through.

As soon as she finishes performing, the crowd erupts into cheers. The judges are also blown away by Love’s performance.

I predict great things for Brandi Love,” said Simon Cowell.

After witnessing this incredible performance, we predict nothing but great things for Brandi Love as well. 

Up to the Mountain Lyrics

I went up to the mountain
Because you asked me to
Up over the clouds
To where the sky was blue
I could see all around me
I could see all around me
Sometimes I feel like
I never been nothing but tired
And I’ll be working
‘Til the day I expire
Sometimes I lay down
No more can I do
But then I go on again
Because you asked me to
Some days I look down
Afraid I will fall
And though the sun shines
I see nothing at all
Then I hear your sweet voice
Come and then go
Come and then go
Telling me softly
You love me so
The peaceful valley
Just over the mountain
The peaceful valley
Few come to know
I may never get there
Ever in this lifetime
But sooner or later
It’s there I will go
Sooner or later
It’s there I will go
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