Judge Makes Comment About Nervous Girl's Outfit. Then Belts Out Classic Leaving His Mouth Hang Open
Cailyn Finkel 9/20/2017
Being shy is something that millions of people are forced to cope with every single day of their lives. Each interaction with another person makes their heart pound, and speaking in front of a group is enough to make their stomach turn.
But for Marlisa Punzalan, her dream was to make it big as a recording artist and she knew that means she had to perform in front of other people sooner or later!
Her dream to be a famous singer is why Marlisa agreed to audition for The X Factor Australia! She knew this was the only way for her to get the international recognition that she craved so deeply!
Despite her eagerness to share her talent, there was a big hurdle that she had to overcome before performing: her shy nature. While she's normally very shy and avoids speaking with others, Marlisa got some courage in an incredibly unique form.
As soon as Marlisa walked on The X Factor Australia stage, Redfoo, from the American group LMFAO, asked her about her awesome pants.
Marlisa explained that her aunt gave her a pair of "funky" pants that made her feel confident! The exciting print was the little push she needed to sing in front of a group of people like it was her destiny!
Redfoo gleefully admitted that he loved her pants and was excited to see her performance! He had no idea the sheer talent that was about to explode within the room...
Marlisa then began her performance of "Yesterday" by The Beatles - and she did so flawlessly! Her voice poured into the microphone and was blasted all around the auditorium. The judges couldn't believe that such a powerful voice could come from such a timid young girl.
"Yesterday" is the most covered song in history, and it's hard to capture the emotion that the original members put into it, but Marlisa knocked the audition out of the park.
By the end of her singing, all of the judges and most of the audience members were giving her a standing ovation. The confidence her pants gave her, and the audience's reaction was enough to bring a tear to Marlisa's eye. This was the opportunity of a lifetime and she absolutely nailed it.
Marlisa was unanimously passed through to the the"super bootcamp" round, where she continued to rock her performances. We can't wait to see what the future has in store for this talented young lady!