“The X Factor UK” two-night season 14 premiere is just days away from airing in the US on AXS TV. Color us stoked to watch the hunt for the next international superstar begin! In honor of the impending new season, we thought this week’s “X Factor UK” #TBT moment should be dedicated to last season’s champion, Matt Terry. He arguably delivered one of the most memorable performances in "X Factor" history with his “Writing’s on the Wall” cover for Movie Night, which he also reprised for the season 13 Finals.
The former waiter bears a strong resemblance to One Direction member Louis Tomlinson but his amazing vocal talent speaks for itself. He grabbed everyone's attention immediately; especially his Nicole Scherzinger who eventually became his mentor on the Boys team. The two of them formed a tight bond during the competition. Scherzy laughed with him, cried with him, and rooted him on (along with the audience and viewers) all the way to a season 13 win.
Show boss and music mogul Simon Cowell has always stressed reality show contenders need “a moment” that defines their artistry and seals them to their audience. Matt Terry arguably had his "moment" with his “Writing’s on the Wall” performance during Movie Night. As our AXS review of the performance noted, Terry delivered a vocal master class that night and brought Scherzy to tears. His power, range, and carefully-executed restraint exuded perfection.
You can check out Matt Terry’s mesmerizing “Writing’s on the Wall” performance in the attached video. Be sure to tune into AXS TV’s two-night “X Factor UK” season 14 premiere event on Sept. 3 and Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT to watch a new batch of hopefuls fight for their dreams to come true. Find AXS TV on your TV and stay tuned to AXS for "The X Factor UK" coverage.