For some reason, people have a bad habit of judging others for how they look instead of who they are. During an episode of “The X Factor” that aired in 2018, Simon Cowell appeared to assume that a Welsh farmer would be a horrible singer due to the fact that she looked like she was from the countryside.
The judges and the people in the audience were taken aback when she opened her mouth to sing.
The incredible version of “You’re My World” by Cilla Black that Jacqueline Faye gave in 2018 catapulted her to fame, despite the fact that she now lives on a farm in Oxfordshire, England. Jacqueline Faye is originally from Wales.
When Faye took the stage, she seemed shy and anxious right from the start. As soon as she started singing, everyone was taken aback by her performance. However, before she began to sing, she shared her background and experiences with the judges.
She has several horses, ducks, and chickens as neighbors on the farm where she lives. Several of the judges laughed out loud when Faye mentioned her history in farming while she was speaking. It was revealed that Faye will be the one to get the last laugh.
A Farmer Becomes A Legend
Faye had everyone in the audience completely taken aback in a matter of seconds. She delivered a spectacular performance that blew everyone away and left them in wonder. After her incredible performance, everyone in the crowd was grinning by the time it was over.
Despite the fact that Cowell has a reputation for being tough, he was at a loss for anything negative to say about Faye’s performance. When Faye initially appeared on stage, he said that he assumed she must have mistaken the play she was in for another one.
As soon as she started singing, he was able to immediately recognize how talented she was. Louis Tomlinson joined the conversation to comment on how incredible her performance was.
If one were to judge Faye’s performance by it, one may conclude that she has the potential for a successful career in music, should she choose to abandon farming.
However, after doing research into Faye’s background, it was discovered that she had previously had a music career of her own, although a brief one that was remarkable nonetheless. According to Wales Online, Faye began her career as a performer when she was a young lady and worked in men’s clubs in the city of Port Talbot in Wales. As a result of a strike by steelworkers in the industrial town, many of the male residents chose to spend their time attending social clubs rather than going to work.
According to what Faye said to Wales Online, “I was one of six children, and my father was a steelworker and my mother worked in the cafe at the steelworks, so neither of them had any employment.” “I thought to myself, ‘I had best get my finger out.'”
“Unfortunately, at that time period, the males who weren’t working were hanging out in social clubs, so I would perform there.”
Following her stints as a performer in the social clubs of Port Talbot, Faye eventually made her way to the West End of London, where she was a headliner at the London Showboat for more than a decade. And, as a funny twist of fate would have it, her husband was the captain of the boat! According to Wales Online, now that she is in her middle to late 50s, Faye has moved on from her time on “The X Factor” and is playing at nursing homes, restaurants, and theaters. She is also in her middle to late 50s.
“I visit anywhere from five to six nursing homes every week, sometimes even twice a day, yet I still make it out to restaurants and theaters. “On the weekends, I do a little bit of everything,” Faye said.
“When [my husband] retired, I got to the point where I was so incredibly bored that I declared I would do anything, regardless of where it was. After that, I began performing at nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly.
Faye went on to tell Wales Online that her time spent working in nursing homes has opened her eyes to the significance that music may have for those whose memories have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
“I’ve come to the conclusion that persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may benefit tremendously from listening to music at this stage of my life. Someone who has lost the ability to speak may sometimes attempt to communicate by singing a song from their youth.
“You see, there’s still a spirit in there; the songs will discover a bit of who they were,” he said. “You see, there’s still a soul in there.”
Despite the fact that Faye has moved on from her short brush with television stardom, she recently revealed to a journalist that performing on “The X Factor” was one of her long-term objectives.
“Appearing on ‘The X Factor’ has always been at the top of my bucket list. After working in this industry for maybe over forty years, I am well aware that all of these events are meticulously planned out. Who would desire a 50-year-old who is overweight? But I’ve always had a secret desire to perform in front of Simon Cowell and hear him congratulate me on being a terrific singer.
“I provided the most horrible audition and was there expecting absolutely nothing, but they were intrigued in the fact that I lived on a farm and that Dave was my peacock,” she said. “I delivered the most appalling audition and was there expecting absolutely nothing.”
Faye devoted her “X Factor” performance, which you can see in the video below if you haven’t watched the show yet but want to, to her beloved peacocks Dave and Chaz. Those who haven’t seen the program yet may watch it here.
According to what Faye said to Wales Online, “I swear that’s the reason I got on the ‘X Factor.'” I wanted to see smiles on people’s faces, so I informed them about the strange things I’d seen. They made me seem a little bit more offbeat than I really am, but I didn’t mind at all. It made excellent TV.
In the interview from 2018, Faye said that her children were now 27 and 30, and that they finally thought she was cool now that she had eight million views on YouTube.
Following the publication of the Faye clip by Breaking Talents Showcase in 2018, the video has received more than 5 million views, 22,000 likes, and 1,600 comments. Not only did many of the remarks speak to Faye’s talent as a singer, but they also pointed to the judge’s biased and incorrect assumptions about the Welsh farmer.
“I just don’t see why Simon keeps delivering that disgusting expression; hasn’t he learnt his lesson after being surprised by Susan Boyle? ” Someone from Brazil stated in the comments section, “Don’t criticize a vocalist based on their looks.”
Another commenter reflected this idea when they wrote, “Well, it goes to show the world that you don’t necessarily have to be a 25-year-old 5″8-and-130-pound barbie in order to have a wonderful singing voice!” Way to go Jacqueline!”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that complete strangers know Faye now that she has been on “The X Factor,” which has been viewed by millions of fans from all over the world. To say the least, Faye has not allowed it to make her cocky in the least. It appears as if she is the same person she was before she participated on “The X Factor.” She may not have her wits about her, but at least she still has her sense of humor.
According to what Faye said to Wales Online, “I couldn’t go to Tesco without having to spend half an hour attempting to get a pint of milk.” “I thought I would go one day without any make-up and smelling like horse p**s in the hopes that people wouldn’t know me, but people were asking for selfies,” she said. “I believed people wouldn’t recognize me since I smelled like horse p**s.” I came very close to passing away.”