Maths teacher John Adams took sometime away from his pupils and took to the X Factor stage to show off his singing ability. Adams storming rendition of Cannonball by Damien Rice at his audition proved to be an instant hit with Judge Gary Barlow.
Age : 23.
Before taking to the stage he said:
“I’ve only been teaching a year, so it’s still quite a relatively new career. Obviously if I done well in The X Factor, I’ve love to follow the dream of becoming a singer.”
The former Mr Wales adds: “Winning this competition would mean a lot to me I want people to know who I am, know my music, and for strangers to sing my songs, so I’ll hopefully go out and do my best.”
On stage Tulisa was quite taken by John, flirting with him: “If I may so, you are a rather handsome young fellow.”
After his performance this is what the judges had to say:
Gary: “John that is one of my favourite songs of all time, and I hate people singing my favourite songs, because it always lets me down, you absolutely nailed that vocal!”
Tulisa: “You have a beautiful tone, and I can see that you’re very nervous, but that can be worked on. You know, you can see that emotionally you’re very connected, your vocals were very emotional, I think you’ve got a lot of potential.”
Louis: I was surprised; I wasn’t expecting you to have such a very unusual voice. I think we’ve found somebody that could actually make great records.