The 17-year-old Filipino-American singer Ellona Santiago made it to the Top 12 of “The X-Factor USA” on Tuesday night!
Her standout rendition of Britney Spears’ “Til The World Ends” wowed the judges and even a standing ovation from her coach Demi Lovato.
This is what the judges has to say on her performance!
“That was so magical and you were on fire and the fact that you were [dancing] and singing at the same time is so impressive. You are going to be one to watch in the competition. Demi, you cannot let her go.”
“Wow, wow, wow! That was the best opening for this. This is the live show. That’s unbelievable. I loved you from the beginning until the end. Congratulations. Really a good job.”
“I could remember there was some indecision from Demi whether she’s going to put you through or not and I kind of feel responsible. I believed in you. I was right. What I love about you, Ellona, is that you’re here to win it, not just to take part in a competition but to win it and go on to a solo record. If she’s one of my girls, I’d keep her.”
“I am so proud of you. I gave you a standing ovation. I don’t know if you saw it. You really, really kicked butt and I’m so proud you worked it and you were a true diva up there. You were amazing.”
The other contestants to join Santiago in the top 12 are Rion Paige, Khaya Cohen, Carlito Olivera, Carlos Guevera, Tim Olstad, Rachel Potter, Jeff Gutt, Lillie McCloud, Restless Road, Alex and Sierra and Sweet Suspense.
Watch her performance below: