Seeing Him Say He Sings Well, The Judges Laughed, and The Audience Broke Into Applause
When Willie Jones from Louisiana appeared on the show, the 17-year-old was able to instantly make the judges laugh. His demeanor was one that referees displayed all too often in the country.
However, they were completely unprepared for the sound that would come out of his mouth.
Jones surprised everyone when the song started. Not only was the live studio audience shocked, but you could tell the judges had no idea what was going on. That’s because Jones started releasing a great country song. Jones managed to sing the song with a perfect southern drawl and perfect pitch.
The judges couldn’t believe what they were hearing as Jones stood on stage and sang his song. They exchanged incredulous glances and continued to terrorize the audience with his perfect voice. They knew they would just have to make it to the next round for sure!
Simon Cowell is known for telling it like it is. He doesn’t hold back in talking to the contestants, even when his words are something they don’t want to hear. However, he absolutely loved the sound he heard and was ready to tell Jones what he thought.
“You exceeded my expectations, you surprised me,” said Simon. “I think your voice is the sound of an exciting recording and I want to think back to that time, when I first heard Willie Jones – that’s a day to remember.”