Top Ten Singing Auditions!

I love watching total unknowns come out of nowhere on TV talent shows and blow everyone away with their vocal prowess. Here are my top ten favorite auditions from The X Factor, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!


1) LILLIE McCLOUD
The X Factor (USA) (2013)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Eighth

Lillie McCloud

Lillie McCloud


Lillie is what Whitney Houston could have been. She’s the epitome of authenticity. You can literally see the joy bubbling up from her soul to pour itself out in every note and every expression. I can’t stop watching her performances over and over.

Click here to see more performances from Lillie.




2) JAHMENE DOUGLAS
The X Factor (UK) (2012)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Second

Jahmene Douglas

Jahmene Douglas


I love me some Jahmene! He disappears so completely in his music that he becomes a pure instrument of soulful expression. Music literally saved Jahmene’s life ; it was his refuge from an abusive, horrific childhood. When he sings, he is free.


Click here to see more performances from Jahmene.





3) CHARLOTTE AND JONATHAN
Britain’s Got Talent (2012)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Second

Charlotte and Jonathan

Charlotte and Jonathan





A classic underdog success story. Jonathan’s voice is astonishing, and his allegiance to Charlotte is inspiring.



Click here to see more performances from Charlotte and Jonathan.




4) 4TH IMPACT
The X Factor (UK) (2015)
EVENTUAL FINISH: FIfth

The four sisters of 4th Impact

The four sisters of 4th Impact


I love this four-girl group not only because they have powerhouse vocals, amazing harmonies and imaginative choreography, but also because they’re four sisters! Did I mention their infectious joy in performing and their over-the-top passion for performing?


Click here to see more performances from 4th Impact.





5) MICHAEL GRIMM
America’s Got Talent (2010)
EVENTUAL FINISH: First

Michael Grimm

Michael Grimm








I love Michael’s gritty, soulful voice. If I could sing, this is what I’d like to sound like.








Click here to see more performances from Michael.




6) TATE STEVENS
THE X Factor (USA) (2012)
EVENTUAL FINISH: First

Tate Stevens

Tate Stevens






The moment Tate opened his mouth, two words came to mind: country star. He didn’t need any mentoring; he was already a finished product.




Click here to see my blog post featuring Tate.




7) MELANIE AMARO
THE X Factor (USA) (2011)
EVENTUAL FINISH: First

Melanie Amaro

Melanie Amaro





Watching Melanie cut loose with abandon and authenticity was both moving and inspiring. And I loved watching her little sister’s reaction backstage.



Click here to see more performances from Melanie.




8) SUSAN BOYLE
Britain’s Got Talent (2009)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Second

Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle





The prototypical surprise audition, when the unlikeliest of contestants cuts loose with an amazing voice that captures the attention of the entire planet.



Click here to see more performances from Susan.




9) LANDAU EUGENE MURPHY, JR.
America’s Got Talent (2011)
EVENTUAL FINISH: First

Laundau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

Laundau Eugene Murphy, Jr.




Landau may not look the part, but he would have been a good fit for the Rat pack. Love how Piers Morgan chastised him for chewing gum during his audition, and here he went on to win!





Click here to see more performances from Landau.




10) LYS AGNES
America’s Got Talent (2011)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Eliminated in finals

Lys Agnes

Lys Agnes




After two years of grieving for her late fiance, Lys Agnes walked onstage and moved all of America with her powerful, passionate and emotionally authentic rendition of Ave Maria. One word: chills.





Click here to see more performances from Lys.




BONUS: TOP FIVE AUDITIONS BY PRE-TEENS


1) AMIRA WILLIGHAGEN
Holland’s Got Talent (2013)
EVENTUAL FINISH: TBD

Amira Willighagen

Amira Willighagen



How does a nine-year-old girl go from obscurity in Holland to international fame in two and a half minutes? If your name is Amira Willighagen, you step out on stage for Holland’s Got Talent and start to sing. What’s even more incredible is that Amira taught herself to sing opera by watching YouTube tutorials!


Click here to see my blog post featuring Amira.




2) JACKIE EVANCHO
America’s Got Talent (2010)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Second

Jackie Evancho

Jackie Evancho




That voice cannot possibly come from a ten-year-old girl. Oh, yes it can. Jackie is the closest thing you’ll find to the pure voice of an angel.





Click here to see more performances from Jackie.




3) CHARLIE GREEN
Britain’s Got Talent (2008)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Eliminated in semifinals

Charlie Green

Charlie Green






I don’t know how someone so young can sing with such panache and style. What a likable, charismatic kid!







Click here to see more performances from Charlie.




4) ANNA GRACEMAN
America’s Got Talent (2011)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Eliminated in finals

Anna Graceman

Anna Graceman





Another child with preternatural talent, not only vocally but musically as well. I can’t imagine having such talent and presence at such a tender age.





Click here to see more performances from Anna.




5) ANNA CHRISTINE
America’s Got Talent (2013)
EVENTUAL FINISH: Eliminated in semifinals

Anna Christine

Anna Christine



This Anna was only ten years old when she burst onto the national stage. Kids like this must have been virtuoso musicians in their pervious lives because there’s no logical explanation for how someone so young can be such a mature performer!



Click here to see more performances from Anna.







Click here to view the best acts from The X Factor, America’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent.






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