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SA singer shines on UK X Factor

2013-09-18 16:03
 
Jeanette Akua audition
London - A South African might be dominating UK's X Factor after an amazing audition by singer Jeanette Akua on Sunday.

Jeannette moved through to the boot-camp round after doing a rendition of Bon Iver's Skinny Love. Not only were judges Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh impressed with her voice, they also think she has that "star quality".

The performer also talked about her Xhosa heritage, describing it as the "click language" and gave the Brits a taste of her proudly South African attitude with a Xhosa lesson.

She has been living in England for two years, moving to the island to pursue a singing career. She received four thumbs up from the judges with Barlow teaming her up with two other contestants to form a girl group called Stop, Look and Listen.

According to Metro, the judge is excited about potentially hitting on another One Direction goldmine.

Jeannette shows she definitely has the 'Xhosa Factor':


Watch her audition that aired on Sunday below:



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