X Factor USA Auditions: Stacy Francis wowed Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell with ‘Natural Women’

Single mum of two Stacy Francis made her X Factor debut on The X Factor USA and wowed the judges with her performance.

Stacy Francis Performance Summary

Age : 42.
Auditioned In : LA.
Song Title : Natural Woman .
Recorded By : Aretha Franklin .
Available From : Amazon.

On how she had prepared for the show, Stacy confessed that she waits at night until her children are sleeping, before closing the door to the bathroom and singing along with her favourite Whitney Houston or Aretha Franklin tracks.

On why she decided to audition, the 42 year old from Brooklyn told the cameras: “As a mom this is my last shot to make an impact, the time is now!”

Stacy then went on to give an amazing rendition of Aretha’s ‘Natural Woman’ packed full of emotions and feelings.

Judges Comments

Cheryl Cole: I was completely and utterly blown away with every word you sang and I could feel the whole room was willing you to win and you just won. You are amazing.

Simon Cowell: I have done this a long, long time and that was one of the best auditions I have ever heard. You did more than sing it, you believed in it. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Love you.

L.A Reid: Everything that I do musically is all about having my spirit stirred and having the hair on my arm raised and you did both for me today. You are so gifted, you’ve got what it takes.

Paula Abdul: Opportunities like this, they come along once in a lifetime for someone as angelic as you. Honest to gosh, this is your time baby. God bless you.

Four yeses later and Stacy found herself advancing to the next stage of the competition.