Jamaica’s Dalton Harris has cast behind him the controversy which placed him in a spot of bother last week to produce again another commanding performance on Saturday’s semi-finals of the televised talent show X Factor U.K. which puts him in pole position of winning the competition.
Earlier in the week, Harris had to deal with a lot of criticisms after a photo surfaced on social media showing him sitting on the lap of fellow contestant, Brendan Murray.
Notwithstanding, Harris seems to have brushed the criticisms aside as he delivered a powerful rendition of the talent show favorite Feeling Good, a song written by English composers Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the musical The Roar of the Greasepaint-The Smell of the Crowd over 50 years ago. The track was made popular by American High Priestess of Soul Nina Simone, who recorded it in 1965.
Harris put his own spin on the classic, thanks to his signature runs and clean falsetto, culminating with a sustained note which only sent the cheers and chanting louder inside the London venue.
His performance once again came in for high commendation from the judges:
Simon Cowell viewed his performance as a “game changer.”
Louis Tomlinson said, “absolutely amazing,” and declared Harris a star.
Chery Cole, Wow, wow, wow!
Robbie Williams, “Yeah Dalton, you blew that away mate. You are not only a star, I think you could be an absolute megastar.”
Barbara Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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