Junior Eurovision winner Gaia Cauchi also enthralled the 4000-strong audience during ITV’s X Factor tonight at the SSE Arena, Wembley.
Gaia performed Paloma Faith’s ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ with a maturity belying her young age. Veteran judge Simon Cowell said she has a “real presence about her” and he was the first to say yes.
Singer Robbie Williams said she was very charismatic and that she has the X Factor but should start off in a band (he was booed by the audience for this comment) as she was so young. However, he eventually gave her a ‘yes’ as well. Actress Ayda Field called her an incredible singer and huge potential and ex-One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson also gave her a ‘yes’.
Earlier today, Gaia had taken to Instagram to convey her feelings of excitement at performing during the programme.