ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Skyelor Anderson on The X Factor tonight was doing something right, literally. Skyelor Anderson was the 16 year old African America country western singer who kept singing even after the musical track cut off. After a week of divas and drama queens, Skyelor Anderson at 16 years old was cool, in control, and masterful singing tonight.
Skyelor chose the song â€śYou Must Be Doing Something Rightâ€ť. But moments into the song, the track cuts off. He kept on singing without any musical track to support him. L.A. Reid afterward said â€śDid the track cut off?â€ť Anderson promptly said â€śYes, I kept singing. I came too far to stop singing manâ€ť, a line that brought tears to some eyes and applause from other. Reid responded â€śYou know, I love that you didn’t stop. I love that. You didnâ€™t’ flinch. I panicked. You didn’t. You really good man.â€ť
Paula was shocked, like many viewers, that Anderson is only 16, but so poised with such amazing stage presence. â€ś You are 16? I’m really impressed. You need to work on vocals. But I believe in you.â€ť Simon added â€śThe fact that it cut off and without a blink you carried on. I was really impressed by that.â€ť Reid added â€śI so love you’re uniqueness.â€ť
Also tonight J. Mark Inman performed â€śCreepâ€ť. It prompted Paula to remark â€śYou donâ€™t belong here you are other worldly. You are definitely in a different jurisdiction for sure. I think I have visited there once or twice before in my life. The places we can go together!â€ť
Reid remarked â€śYou are not gonna understand… but maybe you will because you are from that place… It sounded so bad but it felt so good.â€ť Cheryl said “I want to visit this place. I need to know where it is. I’ll go with Paula next time.” The two videos are HERE and HERE.
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