The 17-year-old Pinay received several wows from coaches/judges Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio, Simon Cowell and even earned a standing ovation from her coach Demi Lovato via her take on the Britney Spears’ dance hit.
Kelly Rowland said “That was so magical and you were on fire and the fact that you were [dancing] and singing at the same time is so impressive. You are going to be one to watch in the competition. Demi, you cannot let her go.”
Paulina Rubio said “Wow, wow, wow! That was the best opening for this. This is the live show. That’s unbelievable. I loved you from the beginning until the end. Congratulations. Really a good job.”
Simon Cowell said “I could remember there was some indecision from Demi whether she’s going to put you through or not and I kind of feel responsible. I believed in you. I was right! What I love about you, Ellona, is that you’re here to win it, not just to take part in a competition but to win it and go on to a solo record. If she’s one of my girls, I’d keep her.”
Demi Lovato said “I am so proud of you. I gave you a standing ovation. I don’t know if you saw it. You really, really kicked butt and I’m so proud you worked it and you were a true diva up there. You were amazing.”
Watch Ellona’s performance here: