Jeff Brinkman already has the greatest job in the world (you run a doggy day care dude? SIGN US UP), but he has aspirations of someday supporting his family with music. And since that family just grew a little bigger — like his wife was in the hospital with their baby during his audition — he’ll need an X factor to do it. Luckily, he’s a pretty awesome singer.
Performing Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful,” Jeff impressed the judges with his gravely voice.
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“I love how sincere you are,” new judge Kelly Rowland said. "You mean every word, and that’s just so beautiful and so genuine coming from you."
Fellow newbie Paulina Rubio weighed in next. "I love your raspy voice. I just think you’re fresh and original, and I really enjoy your performance tonight." We enjoy it too, Paulina!
"I think you have a beautiful recording voice, someone that’s gonna sell records, and I feel like with your voice, you can definitely do that." said Demi Lovato, thinkin' about the dolla dolla bills, as always. "I enjoyed it," she concluded.
Surprisingly, Simon had the biggest praise. "That was a brilliant, brilliant vocal. Brilliant. You've just got a naturally great voice. I thought that was a fantastic audition. I really really like you, Jeffrey."
And Simon doesn't like anybody, so you know that's big praise.
What did you think of Jeff?