Watch X Factor 2013 Contestant Brandie Love Sing “Up to the Mountain” (VIDEO)
There are some contestants on X Factor 2013 who just make us want to vote for them because they're so dang sweet. But with Brandie Love, we got the best of both worlds: The girl can sing high to heaven and she's just as cute as a button.
The 21-year-old orthodontic assistant from Rocky Mount, North Carolina auditioned in Charleston and made the whole room fall in love with her. With her family and army helicopter boyfriend in tow, she expressed how excited she was just to perform for them — especially for her man, who was in town only briefly.
She took the stage and immediately fell into girlcrushville with Kelly Rowland, with the two of them complimenting one another on how darling they each were. And though she confused the judges by saying, in her twangy accent, that she wasn't going to be singing a country song, she gave a great showing with church song "Up to the Mountain."
When she finished, the whole audience was moved, as were the judges. "What was so beautiful was how you got lost in the song," Kelly said of her performance. "My favorite thing that comes together is when someone is able to bring country music and add soul to that. I'm from Texas and you just took me home," Demi said. "It's sincerity," Simon added.