A Filipina, Mary Ann Van Der Horst, has received a standing ovation on the X Factor Australia auditions for her performance of Beyonce’s “Halo”. She also got a kiss from Judge Ronan Keating after all four judges voted “Yes”; she asked the famous singer if she could get a kiss, and she did, with a hug, as well.
Mary Ann Van Der Horst revealed that she met her husband through Facebook. Ronan Keating’s facial expression displayed disinterest, at first, but when Mary Ann sang, he said: “I was not expecting this.”
The X Factor Australia judges’ comments and reactions were heartwarming for Mary Ann:
“That was spectacular!”
“It was brilliant! I love it.”
“It was incredible to watch.”
Mary Ann received 4 ‘humongous “Yesses.”
On Mary Ann’s Facebook Page she posted her appreciation of her fans:
“The biggest competition I’ve ever had and just for the nicest comments that I am receiving from all of my supporters, win or lose, I can say that “I am already a winner!” because of all the LOVE and support from you guys.”
Watch Mary Ann Van Der Horst’s performance of “Halo” on the 2014 X Factor Australia auditions.