Lillie McCloud – Crowd-Surprising Cover of CeCe Winans’ “Alabaster Box” – THE X FACTOR USA 2013


Hello lady! Hi there! Who are you? Lillie McCloud Lillie? Why are you here? I’m here to win. Really? Really. Okay. Give it to me. Mamamamamam Okay mama, go for it. I go. I go. Where are you from? I’m from. Well I’m from Rochester New York, but I live in Orlando And how old are you now? *Shouting* 54 What? Oh, in this life. Oh MY. 54? Don’t say it mama. Don’t say it. *Laughing* Wow! My name is Lillie McCloud I am 54. I have three children. And seven grandchildren So, there’s a house full My daughter was with me today. And my other children are home. Calling me every like 20 minutes. I always knew I wanted to be a singer. this I can’t wait I’ve been waiting for a long time for this opportunity. It’s just wasn’t my time Because I wanted it to just be around the family I made the right decision Even though I’m still searching the same dream I would do it again the same way Who gets an opportunity like this? at 54? I’ve waited for this. This is my chance It’s now Or never What are you singing tonight? Alabaster Box Wow By CeCe Winans Kill it mama I love this song *Lillie McCloud was singing* Wow! *People shouting* Wow! Oh My Godness Oh My *People shouting* *People shouting and clapping* That was unbelievable lady. Unbelievable! Thank you! Where’ve you been? Where’ve you been hiding? The fact that you sang to people a song they didn’t know and y’all could feel that, couldn’t you? *People shouting and clapping* Every single part of this room. You touched. With your voice Blessed us all. Thank you! Uuhh. Oh My God. I think you have, ah. Honestly, an incredible voice. You absolutely nailed it. I’m really. It really was that good. Oh My God *People shouting and clapping* Oh My God like. Ripped my heart out on my chest And I feel like I’m listening through windy. *People shouting and clapping* And I feel like maybe your time Wasn’t supposed to happen until now. *People shouting* So, we’re gonna vote I don’t think it’s necessary but *Laughing* Si. (Yes.) Para mi es un si rotundo. (For me it’s an absolute yes.) *People shouting* Si (Yes.) (mumbles in spanish) *Laughing* Yes. *People shouting* Would be the easiest yes I’ve said In this entire competition. Ahh. How do you say that? Kidding. *People shouting* For your assist. *People shouting and clapping* Jesus! *People shouting and clapping* *Laughing* That’s right. I love her. Whooaah Can we discuss her voice? I never hear that song before. But you felt it. Oh My God. I’m like still crying. I love her. Oh My God. I don’t even know what to say. I’m, I’m speechless.

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What happen to evangelical Christians, Now they worship president Trump who has nothing but hateful rhetoric and stoking racial divide. I read the bible and none of these evangelical Christians are doing what Jesus preached. but the opposite. Save the children only if they are white and lock up in cages the brown and black ones. The pastors I need a maga Mansion and three jets and God will reward you. What a crock of shit religion turned too!

I see Whitney in her. Give her a record deal. No one touches those songs anymore. Time to bring it back amid those some crappy nonsense modern songs. 🙂

This woman is soooo incredible. She is so lovely and polite and has such a big aura and a gggrrreeeaaaat voice! Go on, Lillie!!! I hope so!

When she said 54. I damn near fell out my chair. That woman look like she in her 20's. Black don't crack especially when you take care of yourself.

Lillie McCloud, A.k.a Nicole McCloud, has been singing since 1985. She has 4 albums out from a previous singing career. I think that was one of the reasons why she was voted off. She already had a shot and people want to give others a shot. I wish she would have won the competition, and think she should have. When she was voted off, I stopped watching the show that season. It wasn't worth it.
The true winner was gone!!!

I came across this video by chance a week or so ago, and have been watching it 5 or 6 times a day. Wow! The best audition I've ever seen. Such passion and emotion. Brings me to tears, and I'm not that religious, but it touched me deeply

OMG!!!! Absolutely beautiful! Got me in tears. Never heard this song before. Blessed. Thanks for sharing your gift. 👌🏽

It's 2019 and STILL Lillie McCloud's performance of this song never gets old! I'll keep on watching it again and again and again! Sing girl!! To God be the glory!

An ABSOLUTE stunning woman! I don't watch tv much so I didn't see her till now. I'm going to Google her and see how she's doing in her singing career. Hope there's an album, I want that song!

I keep watching this. She is a SINGER!!! if you mention black, white, brown, green, purple, you are a racist. Sound is sound, not color. Alabaster….ok…whatever, but how Creation made it. Not better or less.wanna whine? Do it in hell.

The reaction of the 2 ladies behind is so amazing forgetting mine. I keep watching the reaction before the whole video I dont know how many times.

She's amazing, but to compare her to Whitney? No. Lillie can definitely sing but Whitney would have blown this song out the water.

Holy fuck she lookin young! What is her secret?! I mean that voice?! And working that leather outfit at that age… Uhhh she is special

What does Paulina Rubio do on the jury in this prestigious program. She is the worst live singer I have ever heard.

Thats got to be the most attractive 54 year old woman on the planet. Stunningly gorgeous and a voice that is just as incredible. Its so amazing what exists on this planet of ours.

Y'all gone learn to respect Mother Africa…further proof that "Black don't crack"….especially when you take care of yourself.

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