Last night on The X Factor, a contestant emerged that some today are comparing to Susan Boyle. Panda Ross captured America’s attention the moment she appeared on-screen. The 42-year-old barista from Dallas, Texas wasted no time letting viewers know that she was in love with X Factor judge, Simon Cowell. “I wish Simon walk through, here. If Simon walk through here it’s on,” Panda said while waiting to audition.
Upon taking the stage, Cowell asked the singer why was she named Panda? “My mom, she was kind of in jail when she had me, and her cell mate was a white lady and she was black, so they just kind of came up with the name,” Panda said.
Panda also relayed to judges that she left the hospital after being sick with the pneumonia for 7 days, in order to audition for The X-Factor.
She then performed a stirring rendition of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home to Me,” and wowed the judges.
After her performance she was loaded into an ambulance and taken to the hospital, because she started feeling sick.
During the broadcast, X-Factor judge Britney Spears took to Twitter to show support for Panda.
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