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Simon Cowell, judge of X Factor: Celebrity 2019 shed tears when he watched the contestant from this year’s series perform Snow Patrol’s Run for charity.

His partner Lauren Silverman rushed to his side as he was visibly emotional while watching the contestants’ performance of Run for Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

Host Dermot O’Leary noted the charities were incredibly important to him as Simon broke down in tears.

The contestants of X Factor: Celebrity came together to record a beautiful cover of Snow Patrol’s single Run.

The proceeds of the single will go to Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

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A short music video of the contestants singing the track was shown to viewers. The charities meant a lot to Simon, Dermot told the viewers.

He could be seen in tears as the camera panned to the judges. Simon put his head in his hands and wiped at his eyes.

Photo: Screengrab from Instagram

Simon didn’t need to talk about his thoughts on the single, according to Dermot.

Dermot told viewers that the boss is fine after Megan McKenna was crowned winner later on in the show.

Online, netizens rush to Twitter to comment on Simon’s show of emotion and praise him for raising money for the charities.

A viewer wrote that Simon was a hero to those kids and charities and he would love to help.

Another viewer said that he joined Simon, with a tear in his eye and asked the X Factor judge to keep up the good work.

Born on October 7, 1959, Simon Philip Cowell is an English TV music and talent show judge, entrepreneur, A&R executive, talent manager, TV producer and businessman.

He has been a judge for Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent as well as American Idol, The X Factor and America’s Got Talent.

Simon is also the principal founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.

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Simon Cowell is known for not showing very much emotion while judging his numerous televised competition shows.

In the early years of American Idol, he essentially made a name for himself by presenting blunt and cold critiques that were oftentimes booed and heavily criticized by his fellow judges, fans, and even the contestants receiving the feedback.

However, there is one particular X Factor audition from 2015 that will always be remembered as the performance that broke through Simon Cowell’s barrier, leaving him crying and surprisingly speechless. After explaining his personal story and occupation as a car mechanic who sings as a hobby, Josh Daniel made headlines with his memorable performance of the popular 2014 Labrinth song “Jealous.”

Apparently, Simon’s emotional breakdown was sparked by his grief over the loss of his late mother. Without watching the clip of Josh’s audition, it might be a little confusing why Simon Cowell would be thinking about his mother’s passing while listening to a rendition of “Jealous.” That twist is more than likely due to Josh Daniel’s explanation of what the song meant to him and he personally interpreted the lyrics.

As shown in the video, Daniel was still grieving the loss of a loved one himself — a close childhood friend who died at the young age of 18. Reflecting on his grief and memories of his friend, Josh explained that the song reminded that he’s jealous of his friend being in a “happier place” without him, essentially spinning a tune about a broken relationship into an emotional ballad about grief and bereavement.

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During an ITV show interview, Simon Cowell opened up about his unexpected experience as his emotional roller coaster and train of thought both traveled throughout Josh’s performance.

“I mean it was quite near when it all happened and I think it was the last audition and I wasn’t really expecting what happened and of course the lyric of the song and it was quite difficult because I thought, ‘God this is going to be really hard to sit through this.’ But then you’ve got to think of and it’s his moment but yes it was very emotional.”

Simon Cowell further explained that his mother loved X Factor and “was a huge fan of the show.” He admitted struggling with the decision of when he should return to work after his mother passed. However, the decision was apparently made for him when he reflected on his thoughts of his mother encouraging him to go back to work if she was there.

Whatever happened to Josh Daniel after he made Simon Cowell think about his mother and cry during his X Factor audition? According to Josh’s official website, that audition boosted the young car mechanic into a new career as a recording artist working on his album.

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Josh was eventually eliminated from the X Factor competition — the same type of elimination that many others faced before and after him. However, as many others who did not make the cut on the show, it is clear that he was able to capitalize on his viral stardom, especially after the tens of millions of views that his performance has generated on YouTube alone.

Not very many people can say that they made Simon Cowell cry with their empowering auditions. However, Josh Daniel can honestly say that he did make the cut for that relatively short list.

September 08, 2015 – 10:34 BST hellomagazine.com The TV mogul explained that he hadn’t expected to feel so emotional.

Simon Cowell surprised viewers when he was seen wiping away tears during an X Factor audition. Now, the TV judge has opened up about his emotional reaction which came just after the death of his beloved mother. Julie was 89 when she passed away following a stroke in 2014.
Speaking on Loose Women, he said: “I mean it was quite near when it all happened and I think it was the last audition and I wasn’t really expecting what happened.”

Simon Cowell returned to work just days after his mother’s death

Contestant Josh Daniels had performed Jealous by Labrinth which he dedicated to his best friend who died in a car crash, aged 18, two years ago in 2013. Josh had no idea that Simon was grieving, but realised that his heartfelt rendition had clearly moved the music mogul.

The 55-year-old appeared overwhelmed by the lyrics which deal with lost love, getting up abruptly at the end of the song and handing his microphone back without a word.

Simon went on: “Of course the lyric of the song and it was quite difficult because I thought, ‘God this is going to be really hard to sit through this’. But then you’ve got to think of and it’s his moment but yes it was very emotional.”

He explained that the decision to go back to work two days after her death was because 89-year-old Julie loved X Factor. “She was a huge fan of the show, she loved the show which sort of made the decision, ‘When do you go back to work on something like this?’ because it’s hard and it really was what I thought she would have said to me which was, ‘No 100 per cent you’ve got to go back to work.'”

Part of the drama of X Factor is Simon’s supposed reputation for withering comments. However, the truth is the music exec is a big softie, especially since the birth of his son Eric, whose mother is his partner Lauren Silverman. He constantly posting pictures of the little boy’s cutest moments, such as playing drums and of the family on holiday.

Simon Cowell broke down crying on the X Factor: Celebrity finale over the weekend. He was so emotional that he couldn’t even speak when asked to comment on the finalists’ charity song.

The “X Factor: Celebrity” finalists record a charity song.

The cover of “Run” by Snow Patrol was recorded to benefit the charities Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, which support children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions in the UK.

Simon Cowell Breaks Down Crying On ‘X Factor: Celebrity’

X Factor showed an emotional video of the 13 finalists (including winner Megan McKenna) performing the song. You can download the track here. All proceeds will go to the aforementioned charities.

After the video, host Dermot O’Leary asks Simon Cowell to share his thoughts, explaining that the charities are “very close to your heart.” Simon was unable to speak, instead breaking down in tears.

Fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger rubbed his arm comfortingly before Simon’s girlfriend Lauren Silverman ran up to give him a hug. Dermot didn’t make him speak any further and moved on to the results.

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Why Was Simon So Emotional Over The Song?

As The Mirror explains, Simon is Vice President of Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. Seeing children from Demelza Hospice in the video reportedly made him emotional because, according to a source, “has a personal connection with them after visiting the hospice several times recently.”

Simon apparently “had to be so strong in front of the children and the families, not cry or seem upset.” However, he clearly couldn’t hold back anymore on the show.

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The judge, who has been involved with the charity since 2003, previously said, “Everyone involved in the charity does an amazing job caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions as well as supporting their families. I’ve formed a very close bond with the people involved with the charity over the years and it has become extremely close to my heart.”

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Michael Ketterer sings from the heart. So much so, that the judges were left in tears, including the normally stoic Simon Cowell.

During his quarter final performance, Michael sang James Bay’s Us, and his beautiful voice left Simon at a loss for words. Simon asks host Tyra Banks to move onto the other judges. But she was having none of it. “I’m not going to come back. I know you’re emotional and I want you to talk through it,” she said.

After taking a deep breath, Simon began: “As a dad I kinda get… I couldn’t… I can’t imagine what you’ve done. The fact you’re on this show and you really need this and our a really, really special guy. There’s something about you.”

Michael, 41, works as a pediatric nurse as well as performing music. The native from Knoxville, Tennessee moved to California where he now lives.He previously revealed on the show how his wife Ivey almost died after giving birth to their daughter Sofia – whose life was also in danger.
Ketterer recalled, “The doctor said the woman I loved the most in life and my new daughter, they probably wouldn’t make it through the night… I spent the whole night praying, and miraculously my daughter pulled through.”

After being told the same thing could happen if they had more children, they decided to adopt instead. Michael and Ivey are now parents to five adopted boys, one of whom has cerebral palsy. Three of their other boys were adopted from a meth lab, and one was homeless.

Although Michael made Simon cry, the other judges were equally moved by Michael’s performance and his heart and soul. Howie Mandel said, “ More humans like you. You deserve to be here, this is not a sob story, this is a happy story. People should be led and inspired by who you are and how you are.”

Watch his performance in the video below.

And watch the video below to see the judge’s reaction to his performance.

America’s Got Talent contestant Michael Ketterer performed a moving rendition of James Bay’s “Us” on Tuesday night’s episode. But it was his inspiring backstory that moved the judges — and brought Simon Cowell to tears. Michael is a father of six children, five of them adopted from foster care. And that resonated with Simon, who is a father of a 4-year-old, Eric.

“Come back to me in a minute,” Simon asked host Tyra Banks when it was time to react to his performance. He was clearly emotional, and Tyra wanted him to share why. “No, I’m not gonna come back. I know you’re emotional, and I want you to talk through it,” Tyra responded. “Let it out, Simon. It’s okay.”

“As a dad, I can’t imagine what you’ve done, and the fact that you’re on this show, and you really need this, and you’re a really, really special guy,” Simon told Ketterer. “I don’t know, there’s something about you.”

Simon Cowell was brought to tears tonight. #agt pic.twitter.com/VMleRwuMe9

— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) August 29, 2018

“Simon, that is one of the most beautiful moments I have ever seen of you. That vulnerability, that beauty,” Tyra said. “That’s what a lot of people don’t know about Mr. Cowell, that he is a big, soft papa.”

Backstage, Simon explained to Entertainment Tonight why he teared up. “It’s his sincerity, his kindness and what he’s done to change those kids’ lives, and then he puts it all out on the line tonight,” he said. “I really felt for him, he’s a really special person.”

Fans adored the moment, which was rare coming from Simon, who is known for his toughness on the judges’ panel.

To steal your line…”THIS is what this show is all about.”

— Laramie “On the Loose” Williams (@LaramieWilliams) August 29, 2018

[email protected] just broke Simon! Beautiful moment, beautiful song! #AGT

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Michael responded on Twitter, saying, “There are moments that shape you and tonight was one of those moments. Beyond the stage, the nerves and lights, there was a grace that I felt that enabled me to sing from a real place and relay my story. I’m thankful for all the support! Especially from Simon Cowell.”

There are moments that shape you and tonight at @agt was one of those moments. Beyond the stage, the nerves and lights, there was a grace that I felt that enabled me to sing from a real place and relay my story. I’m thankful for all the support! Especially from @SimonCowell #agt

— Michael Ketterer (@Ketterermusic) August 29, 2018

Watch Michael’s moving performance below:

Simon had to take a moment to compose himself backstage (Picture: ITV)

X Factor contestant Josh Daniel made Simon Cowell very emotional after his moving audition.

Josh appeared on the show dedicating his chosen song, Jealous by Labrinth, to his best friend who had died two years ago.

He explained that he chose the song because he was jealous his friend was in a better place and happy without him.

Cowell’s mum Julie Brett died in July aged 89, just before taping of the audition stages began.

As the 21-year-old sang his heart out, Simon became visibly upset, stoically drinking water to fight off the tears.

Simon and Cheryl became very emotional during the audition (Picture: ITV/PA)

A tearful Cheryl Fernandez-Versini told Josh: ‘You really touched me, I believed every word you sang.’ Nick Grimshaw added that he didn’t want to performance to end.

Simon gave Josh three yeses, but it became too much for him and he left the arena looking incredibly sad.

Simon struggled to fight back the tears (Picture: ITV)

Cheryl and Nick were left wondering what to do.

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The singer told cameras to ‘leave him be’ as they attempted to follow Simon backstage.

Cheryl and Nick Grimshaw worry about Simon (Picture: ITV)

Cowell had a brief chat with a crew member before climbing onto the back of a golf cart and being driven away.

Simon was visibly upset (Picture: ITV)

Simon has previously spoken about getting back to work on The X Factor days after Julie passed away.

Josh dedicated his audition to his best friend who passed away (Picture: ITV)

He said: ‘I’m not going to lie. There were times it was incredibly difficult, but then there were other times I was able to switch my mind off and concentrate on what was happening and the contestants.

‘The biggest regret you’d ever have is not to have the chance to say how you feel about someone…I know I’ll miss her every day, but I also know I’m incredibly grateful to have had her. She was an optimist, my mum, and I think I’ve got that in me as well. I’m trying not to be the victim here.’

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Simon Cowell has opened up about the death of mother, Julie, who passed away at the age of 89 in July.

The X Factor judge revealed that he was thinking of her while watching an emotional performance of Labrinth’s ‘Jealous’ from Josh Daniels recently.

Speaking to Loose Women’s Ruth Langsford and Jane Moore, Cowell spoke about the tearful audition, saying: “… it was quite near when it all happened and I think it was the last audition and I wasn’t really expecting what happened.”

He added: “… and of course the lyric of the song and it was quite difficult because I thought, ‘God this is going to be really hard to sit through this.’

“But then you’ve got to think of and it’s his moment but yes it was very emotional.”

Speaking about his mother, Simon said: “She was a huge fan of the show, she loved the show, which sort of made the decision, ‘When do you go back to work on something like this?’ because it’s hard and it really was what I thought she would have said to me which was, ‘No 100% you’ve got to go back to work.'”

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Simon Cowell explains emotional reaction to X Factor audition: ‘It brought back memories of mother’s death’

The full interview will air on Loose Women today (September 7).

The X Factor continues on Saturday on ITV.

Watch Josh Daniels’ performance below:

America’s Got Talent viewers got a rare glimpse of a particularly emotional Simon Cowell during Tuesday’s episode, following a performance by singer Michael Ketterer, who earned Cowell’s Golden Buzzer during the audition rounds earlier this season.

Ketterer is a pediatric nurse living with his wife and six kids in Orange County, California, and he wowed the judges earlier in the competition with both his incredible voice and his emotional backstory.

Ketterer and his wife are the parents of six children, including their biological daughter, Sophie, and five sons that the pair adopted from foster care and took into their home to give them the stable family life they’d not had until living with the Ketterers.

During the second week of the AGT quarterfinals on Tuesday, Ketterer was the last act of the night and belted out an emotional rendition of James Bay’s “Us” that captivated the audience and earned a standing ovation when he sang the final notes.

The powerful performance really seemed to resonate with Cowell — the proud father of a 4-year-old son, Eric — and brought him to tears before host Tyra Banks even had a chance to ask the judges for feedback.

Though he tried to get Banks to go to someone else first, the host persisted so that Cowell would share his real, unbridled feelings about Ketterer and his performance.

“As I dad, I can’t imagine what you’ve done, and the fact that you’re on this show and you really need this. You’re a really, really special guy,” Cowell said, as his voice cracked with emotion and his eyes welled up with tears. “There’s just something about you.”

“That was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever seen from you, that vulnerability and that beauty,” Banks said. “That’s what a lot of people don’t know about Mr. Cowell, is that he is a big soft papa.”

Mel B got choked up a bit as well, and had to take a second to compose herself before sharing her thoughts.

“You’re just an incredible person and an incredible human being,” the former Spice Girls star said while she tried to hold back tears. “To do what you’ve done, adopting all these kids and giving them a life, and then your voice sings such truth and honestly.”

Fellow judges Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel were blown away by Ketterer’s inspirational actions and celebrated the contestant for the message he sends to other people watching the show.

“When you sing, you sing with so much heart,” Klum said. “And on a side note, we just need more men like you.”

“This is not a sob story, this is a happy story,” Mandel added. “People should be led and inspired by who you are and how you are.”

Banks then asked the singer how he felt about bringing Cowell to tears, and Ketterer said “I think he gets it.”

“These are my babies, and I have given my entire life to this,” Ketterer said, fighting back tears himself, before giving a shout out to his lady love in the audience. “I couldn’t have done it without my wife, she’s one of my greatest supports.”

Following the show, ET’s Denny Directo caught up with Cowell, who said he was “trying to keep it together” while giving his feedback.

“That normally doesn’t happen to me, but there’s something about Michael,” Cowell shared. ” now that I’ve gotten to know him and what it means to him.”

“It’s his sincerity, his kindness and what he’s done to change those kids’ lives, and then he puts it all out on the line tonight and I really felt for him, he’s a really special person,” Cowell added.

ET also spoke with Mandel, who revealed that Cowell’s emotional reaction didn’t surprise him at all, and hinted that the British TV personality’s reputation for having an acerbic personality may be unfounded.

“I’ve gotten to know Simon personally over the last couple of years and I don’t think people know what kind of a human being and what kind of a father he is and what kind of a friend he is,” Mandel shared. “So many times when he’s just been doing his job and he feels that maybe somebody was hurt by something he said, we go to commercial and he’ll jump up on the stage and give them a hug and make sure they feel good and encouragement. He is the first one up there.”

“He is the biggest softie, so when you see somebody that is this aspirational, inspirational in what they’re doing — and does a lot of good charitable things for children that aren’t spoken about — he doesn’t do it for the cameras — I just thought, ‘Oh, my God, this is Simon’s lane,’ This is exactly what he aspires to be.”

Back in June, following Ketterer’s first appearance on the show, ET joined the AGT hopeful and his large family at their home, where he reflected on how his life has changed since he began pursuing his dream on TV.

“It’s really been surreal,” he admitted. “I did not expect the amount of just people wanting to get in touch with me… I had no idea this would happen.” For more from Ketterer’s emotional interview, check out the video below.

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Simon Cowell broke down down in tears after The X Factor: Celebrity acts premiered the music video for their charity single.

The X Factor judge got visibly emotional over the stars recording their cover of Snow Patrol’s Run.

With host Dermot O’Leary asking Simon what he thought of the single, acknowledging that the charities, Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, mean a lot to him, he broke down.

Nicole comforted her fellow judge (Picture: ITV)

With the star unable to speak, Nicole Scherzinger comforted him, as his girlfriend Lauren Silverman rushed to hug him.

The 13 acts from the show joined together to raise money for Together For Short Lives and Shooting Star Children’s Hospices.

Traditionally, the show has released a winner’s single after the final, which would often go on to earn the Christmas number one spot, although they changed things up this year.

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With stars including finalists V5, Megan McKenna, Max and Harvey and Jenny Ryan, as well as the likes of Try Star and The Islanders lending their vocals, it’s a triumphant end to the show.

Finalist Jenny said: ‘I never thought I’d get the chance to record a charity single. I think it’s really important that we use our profile and the success of The X Factor to raise funds and awareness for charities like the Shooting Star Hospice. Hopefully people buy the record, a lot of money is raised for this incredible centre and the incredible services they provide.

The stars banded together (Picture: STACEY)

‘Recording the single was really great fun, we all got to be together. It felt so nice to hang out together rather than preparing to perform for our survival on the show. It was a fun experience to be together and it took the edge off a fairly new experience of being in a fancy new recording studio where so many great records have been made in the past.’

The final saw Megan McKenna being crowned the winner after performing her original song This and Leona Lewis’ One More Sleep.

And we got an iconic show from the Pussycat Dolls as they took on their first performance in 10 years, with a medley of some of their greatest hits including Buttons, When I Grow Up, and Don’t Cha, as well as new song React.

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Despite the celebrity version of the show coming to an end, it won’t be long until the X Factor is back on our screens, with The Band starting soon.

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