She’s Nervous Facing Simon, But Her Cover Of Prince’s “Purple Rain” Wins His Heart
An exceptional performance is the only way you’ll pass muster with Simon Cowell when auditioning for a reality series where he is seated as a judge. One young woman was so nervous about singing for the media giant; he tenderly offered her some water. What happened next stunned the hardened music mogul.
Nicole Caldwell wanted to make a good impression on Simon, but her nerves got the best of her before she even opened her mouth! She was so nervous, Simon offered her a drink to clear her throat and give her a moment to compose herself. She then began to sing.
She began to sing a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Nicole’s raspy voice was a hit with the judges, including Simon, who asked her in the middle of her audition to push through. The panel was very impressed by her tenacity to continue in the challenging competition for the “X-Factor.”