The judges adore it when an X-Factor contender gives “Hallelujah” a bit of grit.
When this parent declares that he will be performing one of the songs that has been covered the most recently, the judges are less than impressed. Even Simon Cowell is stunned speechless once the first note is played. Leonard Cohen, a Canadian singer-songwriter, released “Hallelujah” on his album “Various Positions” in 1984, but it wasn’t until John Cale’s 1991 performance that the song became well-known.
However, the version that most of us are familiar with is L. assembly member Jeff Buckley’s number-one song from 1994. Since Buckley’s unpretentiousshow won us over, the strain has been canned and played by over 300 contrastive melodic performers.
In this 2012 X Factor audition, American contestant Jeffery Adam Gutt creates the masterpiece for the most inspirational generalization. Gutt claims that his 4-year-old son is the driving force for his decision to audition. This is a feat that any descendent would be quite proud of.