‘X Factor’ Singer Is So Bad, The Judges Walk-Out … Then THIS Happens

The X Factor Deangelo WallaceJill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

One of the wildest auditions on The X Factor USA came from Deangelo Wallace, who got on the judges’ nerves before he even performed. Once he started singing, they were done.

The judges ended up leaving the auditorium while he performed, but that wasn’t even the end of the drama. Check out Deangelo’s audition in the video below, and read on to find out what happened.

Deangelo Wallace Auditions For ‘X Factor’

Before his audition in 2012, Deangelo spoke negatively about the X Factor judges. He called Demi Lovato “Miss Little Disney Princess,” and L.A. Reid “Mr. Shiny Head.”

When he got on stage, his arrogance clearly grated the judges. He talked about the cars he would buy if he won the show, and said he was better than Justin Bieber. “Do you have any idea how much you’re getting on our nerves?” L.A. Reid asked.


Deangelo went on to sing “With You” by Chris Brown. Instead of looking at the judges and audience, he stayed turned to one side for the first part of the song. The judges were not impressed by his voice, and all four of them chose to get up and walk out.

At first Deangelo seemed thrown off by their exit, but he chose to continue singing anyway. As the judges walked off, L.A. said it seemed like the show was “a big joke to him.”

Deangelo Gets Arrested Outside The Show

You might think that was the end of things, but the drama was far from over. After his audition, Deangelo spoke to the cameras and said the X Factor judges worshiped the devil. Then he and his cousin ran out of the studio still holding a microphone that belong to the show.

The crew caught up to him. “I stole the mic,” he said. “Y’all didn’t let me through, so I was gonna keep y’all’s equipment.” The police arrived, and he was handcuffed and put in a cop car. All the while, he kept singing and smiling.


According to the show, Deangelo was charged with a misdemeanor but was released after a few hours. The mic he tried to steal was apparently worth $3,000, so it’s no wonder The X Factor took it so seriously.

Want to see even more examples of talent show judges walking off? Check out Talent Recap’s video above for a compilation of the craziest moments.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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