My father has this almost-habit of going through different YouTube videos, watching recaps and audition performances of various singing competitions all over the world.
Well, Dad isn’t that tech-savvy but he likes good auditions and even better singers so he really took my sister’s how-to-browse-YouTube sessions by heart.
It is in one of his browsing days that he found this 16-year-old finalist at last year’s The X Factor UK. Janet Devlin.
She hits, man. Her sweetness and innocence and continuous blossoming all takes backstage when her voice comes out. In Kelly Rowland’s frequent expression, one can hear a pin drop in a room where Janet sings.
That’s what happened during her audition. Here:
See what I mean?
Throughout Janet’s time in the competition, you would see how people can change themselves from hair color to perspectives because of the desire to fulfill a dream.
Here are some more of Janet’s performances (my personal favorites). Watch them, see her grow and believe in the power of dreaming.
Janet singing “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
Janet at her Judges’ Houses Audition singing “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera
Janet’s Final Performance, “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol