There doesn't seem to be a thread for this year's show so I'll start one. I really don't like to wade through all the talking & fluff in the audition shows so I've been reading & listening to the recaps on Reality Rocks. I haven't really been impressed with anyone yet until last night's show - until Ashley Williams performed.
This 24yr old sounds a lot like Whitney Houston. She even sang I Will Always Love You, which I normally hate from anyone other than Whitney, but it was emotional & pitch-perfect. The judges & the audience were going crazy but she never lost her poise the entire song. X Factor USA may have actually finally found a commercial success. Some cute boy may win the show but I predict this girl is going to be huge. Her talent is that special IMO.