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Who Is Jeffrey Adam Gutt? X Factor 2012 Contestant Info

Name: Jeffrey Adam Goot
Age: 36
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Audition Song: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

The single dad with the tattoo sleeves sent The X Factor judges into an ecstatic tizzy when he put his gravel-voiced spin on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” L.A. Reid called him “Unbelievable,” Britney Spears dubbed his voice, “Soothing and unique.” The best part? Simon Cowell said it was, “One of the most brilliant auditions I’ve heard.” Wow.

So who is this guy looking for his last, best shot at a recording career? He’s been the frontman for many a Detroit-area band — most notably Dry Cell and Band With No Name — but has yet to find a way to hit it big. No doubt raising his 4-year-old son has made achieving rock stardom difficult, but watching his adorable son Talon see his dad perform for the first time definitely had us cheering for him to move on the competition!

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10.5.2012 / 05:58 AM EDT by Daynah Burnett
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