Eccentric performer Sherlean Johnson some how made it through to the bootcamp stage of the competition after delivering one of the craziest performances ever seen on The X Factor.
The singer performed an unusual cover of Duffy’s ‘Mercy’ on Saturday’s show, said that she hoped winning the programme would help her give a “better” life to 3-year-old Mariah.
“If I won the X Factor it would change my life because I’m doing it for Mariah. I want to give her a better life, the life she deserves,” she told The Sun.
“I rely on my family and friends try to help me. I’m a single parent, I’m on benefits and life’s really hard.”
When asked about her performance style, she said: “I know that whenever I perform I end up doing something else, it’s like something else comes over me and I feel like I’m possessed. I’m definitely possessed with something.”
Following her performance on Saturday night, Simon Cowell told her she was ‘absolutely mad’ and compared her performance to a ‘musical exorcism’ but liked Shirl enough to join forces with Louis Walsh to send her through to bootcamp.