Jorge Pena auditioned for The X Factor hoping to get his big break in music after working as an ice cream man. For him, getting girls was one of the main reasons why he wanted to pursue music but he struck a nerve with judge Demi Lovato. Check out his 2013 audition below.
Jorge Pena Got Into It With Demi Lovato On ‘The X Factor’
Jorge flirted with a bunch of girls while waiting on the line to audition for The X Factor. It was clear that he had this image of being a ladies man or a little bit flirty and viewers were ready to see how his personality would go over with the judges.
Immediately when he came out onto the stage for his audition, he had his eyes on Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio. He bonded with Paulina as the pair began speaking Spanish and he said that he is from Colombia. When he told the judges he was an ice cream man, they were all very interested but also a little put off by his over-confidence.
He sang “Amame” for his audition which Simon Cowell stopped about halfway through. Simon called on Demi first to give her critique. “Tell me woman” Jorge demanded. “Ok don’t call me ‘woman'” Demi responded. It was very clear that Demi did not appreciate the way Jorge addressed her. “You know what’s really cute, what’s really sexy is humility and that’s something that you lack a little bit” she fried back.
All that aside, Demi proceeded to compliment his singing and said that there might be something there. “I like what I hear,” Jorge said which drew shocked looks from the panel. “I really don’t like your attitude but I want to see you come back because you are talented,” Demi said, obviously annoyed and agry. The judges ended up giving him four yes’s and sent him into the next round but he was later eliminated.
Fans On Social Media Praised Demi For Sticking Up For Herself
Jorge is one of the many ‘X Factor’ contestants that made waves for the wrong reason and has pretty much disappeared from social media. If you are interested in seeing some other cringe-worthy auditions, check out the compilation below. Some acts have actually refused to leave the stage after they could not take some harsh critiques from the judges.
After Jorge’s audition went viral, fans in the comments were buzzing. “Simon is like a dad to Demi it’s so nice,” said one fan. “He’s very talented, but the ladies are absolutely right, the attitude is so gross and not at all attractive” another said. “He had a beautiful voice, but holy crap his attitude towards woman is just astoundingly horrible!!!!!” another said.
Do you think Jorge was too over-confident in his ‘X Factor’ audition?