Owen Stuart Freestyles on ‘Airplanes’ to Get to the Next Round on ‘X Factor’
The last night of ‘X Factor‘ auditions presented us with another vomit-inducing love story.
Owen Stuart is a 16-year-old boy from Charlotte, N.C. by way of Buffalo, N.Y., and he immediately caught the eye of all the girls around the room. Asked if he already had a girlfriend, he responded with a solemn “yes” before explaining that he has a girlfriend back home and how torn up he was that he couldn’t be with her. “It hurts so much,” he said while on the phone with her. “I wish you were here with me.”
Okay dude, but you’re like … 16 and you kissed her for the first time right before you jetted off to south, so chill. ’Romeo and Juliet’ gets tired real fast. But we digress.
On to his audition! Stuart tried his hand at ‘Airplanes’ by B.o.B. and Hayley Williams of Paramore. His singing was okay, but it was his freestyle rap that was most impressive. He definitely had the crowd on his side and knew how to work the stage — and the young ladies for that matter — but his vocal abilities while singing (not rapping, mind you) were kind of slacking and should’ve been stronger.
Britney Spears wasn’t having any of it and said he didn’t “wow” her, whereas Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, and Simon Cowell were smitten by him. “I really like you,” said Cowell, even after the multiple eye rolls he gave Stuart when he discussed about his long distance love.
Ultimately, Stuart made it on to the boot camp rounds with three yeses and one no from Spears, and he made sure to immediately call his girlfriend to tell her the good news. “I made it through!” he said excitedly. After a pretty long pause, we weren’t sure whether she had fainted out of excitement or what, she offered a simple, “Awesome!” How supportive. “I’m doing this for you,” he said to his girlfriend.
We kind of think she might want to look into a restraining order.