As The X Factor USA kicks its new season into full gear, we can’t help but remember all of the most memorable auditions from past seasons. A few minutes on stage for these aspiring singers garnered millions of YouTube hits and launched the careers of some of today’s hottest pop stars.
Take a look at our picks for the 9 most memorable X Factor auditions ever and see who landed the top spot on our list!
9. Rachel Crowe
Rachel was just 13 years old when she auditioned for The X Factor USA in 2011 and she wowed the judges with her performance of “Mercy.” Her bubbly personality kept her in the competition most of the season but the aspiring singer was voted off just a few weeks before the finale. Crowe finished in fifth place overall.