15-year-old ‘X Factor’ contestant nails Christina Aguilera’s most difficult song

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If you’re going to do a Christina Aguilera song on The X Factor, you better have the peaks and valleys down. Fifteen-year-old Natalie Ong delivered

The X Factor Australia contestant auditioned with Aguilera’s “The Voice Within,” a song that’s been covered many times, though not always well. 

The judges, which included Adam Lambert and Iggy Azalea, were floored; Lambert noted the song’s difficulty and said she “nailed like 99.9 percent of it,” but that she has to work to make it her own. 

H/T Mashable

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.