If you didn’t cry during Jillian Jensen’s X Factor Season 2 audition, you need to take the psychopath test. The Rochester, MA teen bared her soul to the judges (and the audience), opening up about her struggles with bullying before beautifully belting out Jessie J’s “Who You Are.” Demi was moved to tears, as was (wait for it) perpetual meanie Simon Cowell. In short: Jillian’s going places.
After Jillian’s audition (during which we cried approximately 18 times), Demi pulled the teen aside backstage and gave her a thoughtful, heartfelt pep talk. As the show aired, Demi took to Twitter to again gush about her protege:
One of my favorite auditions of the season. This girl is so talented, brave, and inspiring.