Dinah Jane Impresses with Beyonce’s ‘If I Were a Boy’ on ‘X Factor’
After literally 20 minutes of nonsense, from atrocious auditions to Spears and her manager Larry Rudolph playing a trick on the judges’ assistant Wade by having him run errands (like getting her a straw hat and a tiara), we were finally treated to a performance Dinah Jane, a 15-year-old girl who looked more like 25. (Don’t they all?)
Jane decided to tackle Beyonce‘s ‘If I Were a Boy’ for her audition — a song notorious for its low to high ranges, and one that demands the vocal ability to hit those dangerously low notes without ripping apart one’s vocal chords. But the young ‘X Factor’ hopeful had no issues.
“It’s so tough to take a song from Beyonce and actually do it justice, but I have to tell you, you took that thing to places not even Beyonce would take it!” said judge L.A. Reid.
Demi Lovato said she got the chills from her singing, “and that doesn’t happen a lot,” and even went as far to say she’d buy her CD one day. Simon Cowell, ever the toughest critic, let his guard down and said, “This is why we came to Providence… to find someone like you.”
And just like that, 25 minutes into the two-hour show, we have our first audition get four yesses from the judges!