X Factor judge Robbie Williams makes a fan's dream come true by joining him on stage to sing 'Angels'
Andy started his audition with 'Castle of Love', but when Simon asked him to sing his next song, he chose to go with 'Angels', a classic song of Robbie's.
Since X Factor is making a return to television once again, there is a new batch of judges, including Robbie Williams, who knows the art of pleasing his fans. And that is exactly what Robbie did with Andy, one of the contestants who participated in the show's auditions. Andy, who is a Customer Service Advisor, told the judges he hails from Macclesfield, "Not far from when you come from, Stoke on Trent," he said to Robbie. "Robbie, I cannot tell you what an inspiration Take That - and especially you, Robbie - have been to us all," he continued, adding: "Love you, Robbie."
Robbie replied: "Bless you, mate. That's very sweet."
Andy started his audition with 'Castle of Love', but when Simon asked him to sing his next song, he chose to go with 'Angels', a classic song of Robbie's. On realizing the song's specialty, Robbie leaped up from his seat, saying with a smug grin: "I think you need a bit of help." The entire audience at the audition could see Robbie take a moment to truly milk it before he actually started singing along with Andy and also helped to encourage the crowd to wave their arms in the air. He then grabbed the mic from Andy and sang the chorus of his hit song, hugging the chuffed contestant in the process.
However, Robbie's behavior was taken by all the judges in the panel in good jest, and none of them seemed baffled enough by the surprise performance. As a result, Andy not only got the opportunity to share the stage with one of his favorite musicians, he also walked away with four yeses on the show.
Along with Robbie Williams and X Factor veteran Simon Cowell, the new judging panel also features Robbie's wife Ayda Field and One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.
The reason for the shake-up of the judging panel on the show is because the last series didn't end on a particularly high note, and was heavily criticized by fans and viewers of the talent hunting show. As the final episode wrapped up, one person tweeted: "That was the worst X Factor ever. Shit winners, no sing offs and only lasted about 5 weeks. Hopefully, they revamp the show into something else next year. It's ran its course now."
Someone else added: "Worst ever viewing figures for the X Factor and got destroyed by Strictly in the ratings! Why do ITV persist with this garbage? Its 5 years past its sell by date! ...bring back @GladiatorsTV lol."
Therefore, it is yet to see how well this mixed bag of judges can help redeem the show to its earlier glory, for the show's executives have their fingers crossed that this year might bring what the fans want.