It’s no secret that Simon Cowell is a tough critic, but one female act who flew all the way to England to be on X Factor UK got his stamp of approval.
A Filipino girl group called 4th Power put on quite a show when they performed Christina Aguilera’s “Show Me How You Burlesque” from the 2010 film Burlesque.
The four sisters, Mylene, Celina, Irene, and Almira (ages 19–27), started in a cappella and then broke out into dance when the upbeat music started. (Just wait til you hear the note one of the sisters belts at the 2:20 mark!)
It didn’t take long for Cowell to express his amazement, much like the time he saw the incredible 160-plus-piece Welsh choir perform.
By the two-minute mark, Mr. Cowell was snapping his fingers. And at the end of the performance he even jumped out of his seat for a standing ovation.
“I think you are actually amazing,” Cowell told them. “I am thrilled that you have chosen this show, this country, to compete in.”
Fellow judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was just as marveled by these talented gals.
“You know what? I don’t think that you’re amazing. I think that you are phenomenal,” she said. “You and I together can create magic.”
Of course these four sisters remained in the competition after the dynamite routine.
Watch for yourself below and please SHARE if 4th Power had you dancing in your seat!