Contestant: Emery Kelly
Song Choice: “I Won’t Give Up”
Emery Kelly is 15 years old. He is a sophomore at high school. He wants to be a pop star like Justin Bieber or One Direction. He is nervous but seems pretty confident.
He says his friends smile when he sings. Emery sang “I Won’t Give Up.”
The 3rd season of the US version of X Factor premiered on September 11, 2013. As usual, there are some initial auditions, followed by live rounds. This audition is from the 5th episode, which aired on September 25.
There are some major changes on the judges’ panel for Season 3. L.A. Reid is out, and Kelly Rowland is in. Britney Spears is also gone, and Paulina Rubio has taken her place. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato have returned as judge-mentors.
Emery Kelly auditioned on the September 25, 2013 episode with a performance of “I Won’t Give Up.” I will add the YouTube video for this performance as soon as it is available on the X Factor’s official channel.
Judges’ Comments on Emery’s Audition:
Demi thinks he is what they are looking for. Simon thinks he is an unpolished diamond. Paulina said something.
Kelly was not very good at all. His low notes were particularly bad. He won’t be a contender to win.
All the judges said YES.