I caught that on my IP service homepage. Awesome voice and range! Big Kudo'* to Simon Cowell for bringing this level of talent to light, regardless of looks or what the masses think a singer should look like. Talk about not judging a book by it'* cover.
Knowing Cowell and the way he operates, she was discovered, coached, prepped, and lead into the show. He does nothing by accident. Like him or not, he'* shrewd, cunning, and a modern Ringmaster of many a Circus.