Every person has their own path in life – and no two look exactly the same. For 18-year-old Isabella Ferraro, finishing her education just wasn’t something in the cards.
It was during her 12th year at school that the Australian teen decided to drop out. Isabella (or “Bella”) had been unhappy and struggling, which is why she chose not to continue. However, Bella didn’t exactly have an alternative plan.
Just two months after leaving school, she decided to try out for The X Factor Australia.
Her parents noticed she was a lot happier after making the big decision to unenroll from school. The plan was for Bella to take a year to explore new things in life.
The teen realized, The X Factor could be a huge leaping point to the next chapter. After all, she was a singer at heart.
When Bella first walked onto the stage of the show, the judges immediately noticed that she had a great look. She was understandably pretty nervous though.
In fact, Bella was so anxious about being there that she actually forgot that it was her 18th birthday! She then spoke with the panel of judges and explained her story and reasons for dropping out.
There’s no doubt auditioning on The X Factor had the potential to be lifechanging for Bella. After all, reality TV talent shows have helped launch many musicians into the world of stardom.
Would Bella be next?
She explained to the judges that she would be singing Bon Iver’s, “Skinny Love.” However, instead of covering the original, she’d be doing a rendition of Birdy’s version.
The room got quiet as Bella prepared to perform. After a few moments of piano music playing, she finally opened her mouth to sing.
Suddenly, a voice emerged that sounded like an angel.
All the judges sat staring at Bella looking awestruck by what they were hearing. Irish singer, Ronan Keating, threw his arms in the air he was so impressed.
There are some voices in this world that have the ability to leave a room in goosebumps – Bella has one of them. She has a mature and soulful sound that had everyone mesmerized like she was a Siren.
At one point, Ronan even hopped onto the table to show how much he loved her performance. Bella’s mom was so moved too she had tears in her eyes.
Despite the fact that Bella had an incredible audition, she still shook like a leaf afterwards. Singing in front of a huge crowd like on The X Factor can’t be easy.
The judges were ready to give their reviews on Bella’s performance. It was a huge decision that could affect her future.
Guy Sebastian started out saying:
“Bella, every single person in this room has just witnessed the birth of something so special.”
The teen’s face lit up with the comment, but the praises didn’t stop there. Natalie Bassingthwaighte said,
“Isabella, you know what Adele did around the world? Your voice has the power to do what Adele’s just done, all around the world.”
When the time came for the judges to cast their votes, all answered “yes” to send Bella to the next round. Ronan called it, “The best first audition I’ve ever seen.”
Watching Bella’s dream come true in front of your eyes leaves a good feeling in your heart. In fact, the video below of her audition has been viewed more than 14 million times.
Get ready for chills – she’s just that awesome.
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