Here’s the thing about The X Factor — people are not always what you’d expect. Take Tim Olstad. A painfully shy 23-year-old from Winona, Minnesota, we expected him to bomb, and so did the three judges (Simon was late — again), as the backing track for Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” began.
The ladies quickly changed their tunes once they heard Tim’s voice.
Kelly gushed, “I feel like your voice just came over me like a blanket of love. It was so beautiful!”
Demi told Tim he gave her the chills — something that doesn’t happen too often: “You are so cute the way that you are. I think people are really gonna like you.”
Paulina Rubio certainly did, saying Tim was “a little teddy bear” she just wanted to hug.
When Simon finally got back to his chair, Demi made sure to let him know he missed something pretty great. Perhaps Mr. Cowell will finally learn his lesson: You show up late, you miss someone great!