Rugby coach Caitlin Koch‘s days on the field may be over. The 21-year-old athlete stunned the judges panel last night on The X Factor when she brought a fresh twist to a beloved classic.
Caitlin delivered a beautiful rendition of The Supremes’ “Stop! In the Name of Love,” which captivated the audience and the judges.
Simon Cowell mouthed “wow” during Caitlin’s performance and clapped vigorously with his hands in the air after she was finished.
First critiquing her, Simon explained that she almost lost control, but she managed to bring it back.
“You took it down somewhere else,” he said. “You did something with the song that I’ve never heard before… No more rugby!”
So it was not surprising that Caitlin impressed the rest of the judges, too.
“It would be an honor for me to work with you in this competition,” Nicole Scherzinger gushed.
Paula Abdul added, “Caitlin, to me you have a great individual, authentic voice.”
Watch Caitlin’s performance below. Is she one of your early favorites?