X Factor 2010: Rebecca Ferguson take on a Nina Simone song

I was just saying on Twitter that as much as I like Rebecca Ferguson’s voice – she’s one of the better singers on [[The X Factor 2010|X Factor]] this year – she just doesn’t excite me. It’s all this focus on her being shy. That’s all we know about her.

Then she comes out and sings this Nina Simone song, Feelin’ Good, and gives it a fantastic belter of a performance. She’s virtually note perfect on the performance and powerful too. I can really feel this one.

One of the best performances of the night. Right up there with the John Adeleye performance.

Judges’ Comments

  • Louis: Rebecca! What a transformation in one week. You are exactly what we’re looking for. We’re looking for somebody that’s gonna have an amazing recording voice. You’re so elegant, you’re so shy and sophisticated…and you’re from Liverpool. I love your choice of Nina Simone, but we’re looking for someone to be a star.
  • Dannii: I would say that in a way that song was a risk. It could become cliche, it could be so overdone and too theatrical. But you made it so new, so fresh. I started to feel that if there were a new Bond film, that would be the soundtrack.
  • Simon: Rebecca, I absolutely love you. You’ve got it just right at the moment. Your timing is perfect. You’re very cool, very current, your voice is just on the money. This is a big week for Liverpool…they may have just found themselves a new popstar.
  • Cheryl: I would buy your album tomorrow. You’re just so comfortable and easy to listen to. As soon as I hear it, I know it’s you. And you know what, you represent Liverpool and Liverpool women very very well.

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