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Well that was a little too close, Andrew Scholz, but we’re glad we got to see a little more you. After coming on a little too awkward with his rendition of Alex Clare’s dubstep hit “Too Close,” Andrew almost didn’t make the cut. Demi Lovato and the other female judges were ready to write this country boy off.

Simon Cowell, however, was the voice of dissent. “I disagree with all three of these guys.” While it was “far from perfect,” Simon felt Alex had the charisma and the charm to be the X Factor. “It would be crazy to let go at this point.”

Despite Simon’s feedback, Demi voted no, causing Simon to ask Andrew if he had another song he could sing — something a little more “old school.”

Singing Little Big Town’s "A Little More You," Andrew still has a ways to go in the stage presence department, but his country twang was just what Dr. Cowell ordered. “That totally changed everything,” Demi said, changing her tune in accordance with Andrew’s. Four yeses for this South Carolina cutie!

What did you think of Andrew — is he top 16 material?

If you want to find out for sure — check out our Top 16 spoilers here!


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