Full name: Willie Jones, III
Age: 17
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
Audition Song: “Your Man” by Josh Turner

The same well-mannered kid that Demi Lovato praised for having awesome “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” style, is the same kid who opened his mouth and hit some crazy-low country notes. The crowd was blown away — and so were the judges. Even hard-nosed Simon Cowell gave Willie a “ginormous, big, fat YES.”

Willie’s had plenty of time to work on his signature hybrid-country style. He says, “There’s nothing to do in Shreveport — except the mall.” Bless his family for enduring the 14-hour drive from Shreveport to Greensboro, NC so that we could hear what Simon has dubbed his “sensational recording voice.”

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Credit: DailyMotion Photo: Watch Willie Jones Sing "Your Man" in X Factor 2012 Audition on Sept. 20 (VIDEO)
Credit: IdolxMusic on YouTube Photo: Watch Willie Jones and Tate Stevens Sing Tony Rich's "Nobody Knows" During X Factor Boot Camp on October 4 (VIDEO)
Credit: IdolxMuzic on YouTube Photo: Watch Willie Jones Sing "Nobody Knows" in His X Factor Judges' House Performance on October 10, 2012 (VIDEO)