"X Factor" USA aired the final episode of summer auditions on Sept 26, 2013 and as usual auditions are typically ended with an exceptionally memorable performance or touching back ground story. Victoria Carriger, mother of eight gave us both.
Victoria Carriger is a 41 year old homemaker from Waynesville, MO and she also has 8 children ages 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 20.
Victoria gave up everything to be a mom and her children are everything to her. Her biggest concern is that her kids be proud of her. She is currently separated from her husband and if her "X Factor" audition works out it will give her a new start in life and give her stability for herself and for her children.
Victoria chose "Because of You" for her "X Factor" audition. She chose that particular song because it related to her and her current situation.
"Because of You" was the perfect song choice for Victoria. It was a totally believable performance. She had a way of drawing you in, making you feel her pain but you could also sense a hopeful wish of better things to come. When an artist is capable of captivating the listener to such a degree, she has the "X Factor".
What did the judges think about Victoria Carriger's "X Factor" audition?
Simon Cowell - "I genuinely had written you off before you started singing. But, I was not expecting that. Through that song I think I'm beginning to understand your story. You had a point to prove there, right? I thought that was extraordinary."
Paulina Rubio - "When you start singing with that raspy voice...I felt your pain, I felt your love for your family and I'm so glad that I'm in front of you."
Demi Lovato - "It was very unique. I feel the pain in your voice and I'm rooting for you."
Kelly Rowland - "Victoria, Victoria, Victoria. I think we should vote. I'm gonna kick this of with a yes."
Four yeses total for Victoria Carriger so she made it through first auditions. Later in this broadcast it was revealed that Victoria had made it through to "X Factor" USA's top 40. Congratulations!