One of the most impressive singers of Wednesday night’s “The X Factor” was Dinah Jane Hansen, who lives with 20-plus family members in Santa Ana, Calif.
The 15-year-old singer sang Beyoncé’s “If I Were A Boy” and wound up getting four yes votes from the judges.
Judge Demi Lovato asked the contestant about her background information and learned that she lives with 23 family members who share four bedrooms.
Judge Simon Cowell was shocked and said, "I think we should just sing now."
The judges agreed after Dinah's performance in Providence, R.I., that it was a challenging song for the teenager, but she had nailed it.
"Wow. I want to hear what you have to say, L.A.," Lovato said.
Judge L.A. Reid responded: "Oh my God. It's so tough to take a song from Beyoncé and actually do it justice, but I have to tell you, you took that thing to places that even Beyoncé didn't take it. And you didn't copy her. That was unbelievable."
Britney Spears was more generic, as she has typically been during “The X Factor" 2012 auditions. "You made my day. I felt like I had a connection with you the moment you started singing and you really delivered. It was amazing. It was very good."
But Demi Lovato’s critique was a little more personal. "I got the chills several times while you were singing, and that doesn't happen with me a lot. You are someone that I will buy your music one day. I just see you going really far. You have an incredible voice."
Simon Cowell delivered the final criticism. "This is why we came to Providence ... to find someone like you. If you just sang that one on behalf of your family, your family are going to be very proud of you. Really."