The X Factor USA Auditions: Tiah Tolliver performance made Judges clash

Tiah Tolliver must have been very surprised when her performance caused the judges to clash over her singing ability.
The 19-year-old performed Shontelle’s ‘Impossible’ for the panel. LA said he loved her “wonderful spirit” but wishes that she would sing with a backing track rather than acapella.

However, Simon thinks that she’s got something in her and is “potentially great”. Nicole commented that she changes keys a lot, Paula then jumped on board agreeing with Nicole. At that moment Simon Cowell saw red and started and an argument with Paula and Nicole.

Performance Summary

Age : 19.
Auditioned In : Seattle .
Song Title : Shontelle.
Recorded By : Impossible .
Available From : Amazon.

At the vote Nicole said ‘no’, while Simon and LA want her through, it comes down to Paula, who said she would go with her gut instinct and said ‘no’ to Tiah. Tiah was then offered a lifeline by LA Reid to perform another song in the hope of convincing the female judges to change their minds. Nicole eventual relents and said ‘yes’, but insists that Tiah must work on her vocals for the next round.

For what it is worth, we fully support Simon’s position on this. Tiah was in our view good enough to go through. Check out her performance below: