Nashville Bartender Rachel Potter Wows ‘The X Factor USA’ Judges

Lauren Laffer • September 14, 2013 - 10:59 am

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Nashville Bartender Rachel Potter tested her vocal skills with an audition on The X Factor USA. The 29-year-old has been in Music City trying to pursue her dream of becoming a country singer, but after seeing girls younger than her continue to get signed, she became discouraged. As a final ‘hail mary,’ Potter figured the show was a great opportunity to show what she’s got.

Covering a country-infused version of Queen’s “Somebody To Love,” Potter wowed both the live and at home audiences, as well as the judges. New judge Paulina Rubio was amazed, saying “Wow, amazing, powerful future.” Judge Kelly Rowland added to Rubio, exclaiming “You are a beast!”

Simon Cowell, who is notorious for his criticisms, said “You sounded like you’ve been waiting for that performance to prove a point. And you proved it.” Demi Lovato added, “You have the look. You have the best voice I’ve heard. This industry is ready for you.”

Potter received four yes’s and will move on to the next round in the competition.

Watch Potter’s audition, reaction, and a cover song below:

Rachel Potter sings “Somebody To Love” on The X Factor USA

Rachel Potter celebrates her four yes’s from the judges

Rachel Potter covers “I Knew You Were Trouble” & “As Long As You Love Me” A Capella

Check out our other standout contestant, Rion Paige, HERE.