If you’ve ever watched America’s Got Talent, you know Simon Cowell can be a harsh judge. In fact, he is well-known for his tenacity. That is, however, what makes him a brilliant judge in the first place. You know he’s not just showering praise on you without meaning it!
When he does applaud the participants, you can tell it’s genuine and well-intentioned. Because he doesn’t constantly compliment everyone, it means a lot when you hear it from him. Who wouldn’t want the great Simon Cowell to congratulate and encourage them? He hit the golden buzzer for a 16-year-old cancer survivor, for example. He was not only ecstatic to press the buzzer, but he also walked over to personally congratulate the young lady.
The X Factor UK 2016 6 Chair Challenge, on the other hand, is a unique situation. Simon is always presented with a difficult decision because he is in charge of whittling down the number of contestants to just six. Olivia Garcia, a 16-year-old girl, is already confronted with a terrifying sight when she reaches the stage. Every seat is taken. When she takes the stage in front of the judges, you can tell she is quite anxious. She introduces herself and expresses her desire to make Simon proud.
Before the music begins to play, Simon can be heard telling the other judges that she appears frightened. But now is when things start to change. It only takes a few notes for Garcia’s lovely voice to be apparent. Her wonderful singing enthralls the crowd. The judges can’t hide their delight at how wonderfully she can sing, and Simon already knows he’ll have to make a difficult choice.
He has a priceless expression on his face! When she’s so good, how is he going to choose the last six? You may see the incredible video for yourself by clicking on the link below. You’ll understand why Simon struggled with his decision once you hear how amazing she can sing!