Anelisa Lamola made it all the way to the X-Factor Top 12 Girls’ round back in 2007, but after being sent home, she decided to continue to pursue her dream …
In her pre-audition interview, Lamola said that she realised that singing was “all she wanted to do” and although she was devastated after being eliminated, she knew she still had a lot to learn.
From the audition below, it looks like she’s put in a whole lot of hard work! And it has certainly paid off. Not only does Lamola look like a star, she sings like one too.
The SA-born singer performed Aretha Franklin’s (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, but the challenging song was no match for Lamola’s smooth, powerful voice. It almost seems like the song was written just for her, and looking at the judges’ faces, they agree.
Simon Cowell even told Lamola that he would date her if he were single!
Take a look at this incredible performance below
Although the show hasn’t launched in SA yet, we are holding thumbs for Lamola and hoping she will make it all the way to the top!