The only performances I’ve really done is in school assemblies. That’s all I’ve done…
It’s hard to believe that Tamera Foster had only ever performed to a small group of her peers before entering this years biggest talent contest. Tamera entered X Factor in 2013 with her friend as part of a duo named ‘Silver Rock’ but it soon became clear to the judges on the show that it would be better to split the two girls into solo acts. On the second night of auditions, Tamera’s ex singing pal Jerrie failed to get through to the next stage but Tamera went on to blow the judges away, despite a few hiccups with remembering lyrics.
X Factor Audition 2013
In front of an audience of thousands, Tamera chose to sing Whitney Houston’s infamous “I Have Nothing” track, which has proved popular with audiences and judges around the world in former X Factor shows, both here and across the pond. After a second shot at remembering the track lyrics, Tamera took the performance to another level with her awesome voice and confident stage presence, nearly bringing Sharon Osbourne to tears.
Some of the comments from judges:
What we see here right now is potential beyond belief. That was captivating and mesmorising! – Gary Barlow
You take my breath away…You were amazing! – Sharon Osbourne
You have a gift and talent. You’re a star! – Nicole
I’m doing this 10 years and I don’t think I’ve seen anyone with the potential that you have. That includes Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke…everybody. If you get your act together, you are the best. You are incredible! – Louis Walsh