Fil-American Ellona Santiago took the center stage by storm at last night’s The X Factor USA top 12 “Motwon theme” live show with her rendition of The Supremes’ “Baby Love.
The 17 year-old, 12th grade from San Lorenzo, California was under pressure this week since she was scheduled to take her SAT exam while at the same time learning a Motown song “Baby Love” for her top 12 performance.
Ellona stressed that as much as she wants to win in the competition, she also wanted to continue her education at the same time.
But the pressure proved nothing for Ellona, as she owned the stage during her Motown performance.
After her performance, Kelly called Ellona a little power house. She said that she never expected her performance and with that, she gives a lot of respect to her. Kelly also saluted Ellona for giving importance to her education, as much as to her dream of making it big in the music industry.
Simon on the other hand said that when Ellona first came out he was dreading that the performance might be some kind of a cheer leader-like but felt she nailed the song; she has killer eyes and is very determined and focus to win.
Ellona’s coach, Demi, had some sort of exchange grins with Simon which ended up Demi telling Simon that she’s proud of her girl, Ellona, and she’s gonna tell her that she did an amazing job.
Voting has started at the end of all top 12 performance.
Results will be revealed today.
Here’s Ellona Santiago’s Top 12 performance: