Well now that has come to fruition.
First, Kelly, from Holbrook, auditioned for judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland. He chose the song "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, which had the judges impressed.
"I think you’re so cute, and you have a great voice,” Lovato said. “I think you’re what we’re looking for."
"I love your charisma, your voice and your appearance," Rubio added.
Simon Cowell noted that he didn't like the song, but he's excited about Kelly's potential.
"You’re like a little unpolished diamond," Cowell said. "I think you’re someone who can grow. You’re like a real pop star."
After Kelly got four yeses and qualified for the competition, he and the other contestants found out that the judges would pick the top 40, consisting of 10 boys, girls, groups and over 25's. Initially, Kelly wasn't chosen for the top boys, but then the judges decided to put him with two other boys in the groups category, which keeps him in the competition.
"It’s a feeling I could get used to," he said. "Oh my god…I got four yeses."
The X-Factor continues on FOX Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.
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