Heartwarming / The X Factor

  • The Finalists in the British version perform a cover to David Bowie's "Heroes" as a charity for "Help for Heroes", and several of Britain's finest men and women join them on stage and the finalists sing to them.
  • From the American version in 2012, and overlapping with Tearjerker, Jillian Jensen's audition; a teenager who had been bullied mercilessly in high school and told that she would amount to nothing, somehow got through her audition, and arguably her angst added to her performance as judges L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato (who, with her own troubled past was Jensen's inspiration), and even Simon Cowell were visibly affected by her story. Jenson's reaction to earning four yes votes to pass to the next round is pure gold.