Top 10 Most Surprising Auditions on Talent Competition Shows
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Any season of a talent competition show is not complete without shocking yet entertaining auditions. These acts make the series more diverse, keeping it more exciting for fans.
We compiled the top 10 most surprising auditions that ever happened Got Talent, Idol, and X Factor. Let’s look back at how these acts stunned everyone with either their impressive performance or weird quirks on stage.
With a masculine physique yet feminine expression in terms of fashion, Gingzilla introduced herself as drag singer on America’s Got Talent season 14. Her audition consisted of belting “She’s A Lady” by Sir Tom Jones. Clearly, her stage presence fascinated both the judges and the audiences.
2. Ada Vox
Ada Vox auditioned for American Idol season 16 as a drag personality. Singing “House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals, she secured all yeses from the judges. This audition might be pretty normal for some, but the fact that Ada Vox first appeared in the show as Adam Sanders back in season 12 is amazing.
Elisangela introduced herself as a personal fitness trainer during her audition on The X Factor UK 2017. She showed up onstage wearing a thick leather jacket, but surprised everyone when she removed it and displayed her toned body while dancing to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You.” Simon Cowell’s reaction is most especially hilarious.
4. The Miss Tres
Miss Tres is a Filipino singing and comedy trio that graced Asia’s Got Talent after originally appearing in Pilipinas Got Talent 2013. The trio appeared in front of the crowd in sexy ballroom outfits, belting “Sexbomb” by Mousse T. and Tom Jones through their baritone vocals.
5. Courtney Hadwin
Wearing a lovely dress and a nervous smile, Courtney Hadwin is a shy lady at first glance. Yet, when she was given the cue to sing, she fascinated everyone with her energetic performance to Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle.” Impressed by her performance, judge Howie Mandel pressed his Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent 2018.
6. Old Men Grooving
During the first seconds of their performance, Old Men Grooving tricked the crowd by dancing to classical music during their Britain’s Got Talent audition. They then proceeded to move along with “We No Speak Americano” by Yolanda Be Cool and a bunch of hip-hop tracks.
7. Cristina Ramos
As the winner of Spain’s Got Talent 2016, Cristina Ramos attempted to bring pride to her nation by joining AGT Champions 2020. Her performance during the Preliminaries consisted of singing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in theatric and electric style. This act has rightfully gotten standing ovations from the judges.
8. Zach D’Onofrio
Zach D’Onofrio was a 16-year-old auditionee during season 16 of American Idol. He sang to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra and made Katy Perry dance with him. His performance even urged Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to dance sweetly together.
9. Ned Woodman
Ned Woodman was an eight-year-old comedian who captured the hearts of the audience with his effortlessly delivered jokes on Britain’s Got Talent. His performance consisted of roasting the hosts of judges of the show, eliciting loud laughs from the crowd.
10. Ray Jessel
Ray Jessel was an 84-year-old comedian and pianist who auditioned for season 9 of America’s Got Talent. Playing piano to a self-composed song “What She’s Got – The Penis Song” his performance was a definitely a good watch.