We all know Simon Cowell is a famously intense judge.
But on the other hand that is the thing that makes him such a decent judge. Any praise he gives a contestant always seems genuine and thought-through, particularly since he is so saving with his positive feedback.
Take, for instance, the time he leapt out of his seat to hit the golden buzzer for a 16-year-old cancer survivor on America’s Got Talent. And his excitement for the young singer didn’t end there — he even advanced in front of an audience to praise her in individual, as well!
On The X Factor UK 2016 6 Chair Challenge, Simon is faced with many difficult decisions as he has to whittle the contestant count down to only a final six.
And, by the time 16-year-old Olivia Garcia takes the stage for her turn, she’s facing a terrifying sight: all six chairs have already been filled.
The young girl is visibly nervous as she takes the stage. Her voice breaks as she introduces herself, saying she “only hopes to make Simon proud.”
Before the music starts playing, a skeptical Simon turns to his fellow judges and mutters, “She’s so nervous.”
But that’s where it all changes. From the very first notes, it becomes evident that Garcia’s voice is absolutely incredible. The crowd roars, the judges can’t hide their excitement — and from the look on his face, Simon knows he’s in for a very, very tough decision.
Watch the video below to see the outcome of his difficult choice, and please SHARE this video with your friends and family!