So we were pretty stunned when we tracked down the YouTube video from his Blind Audition on The Voice in France last year. Watch below for Kevin’s amazing performance of Use Somebody and to see what happened next…
Although it was hard not to be distracted by all that incredibly weird blurring out that the French version of The Voice put over their videos, we couldn’t believe that not one of the coaches turned for Kevin.
“I did The Voice France just last year,” Kevin said just before his audition at Thorpe Park. “But X Factor’s a really big stage and I want people to hear my music.”
What did Kevin Davy White sing at his first audition for The X Factor?
After he walked into the audition room, Kevin explained that he was from Paris but came to live in London a year ago.
Now a full-time musician, Kevin was previously an electrician but said it wasn’t something he wanted to do. “It’s not who I am,” he said.
He went to the Thorpe Park auditions with his supportive girlfriend Amy and sang an acoustic version of Man’s World by James Brown.
It led Nicole to give him a standing ovation and say that she loved him. “You can make a record – I would listen to your voice,” she enthused.
Sharon Osbourne also said that the way in which he performed was “organic”, and Louis Walsh added that he had a “natural talent”. Simon Cowell, meanwhile, added that he had an “amazing” voice.
How did Kevin make it through to Judges Houses?
After sailing through the first audition stage, it was on to Boot Camp, where he ended up in a four-way singing match with Tommy Kendall, Rebecca Kelly and Anthony Russell.
Safely through with Anthony Russell – who subsequently had to pull out of the show for personal reasons – Kevin went on to the dreaded Six Chair Challenge.