Cyrus Villanueva Gets Standing Ovation and Extended Applause in ‘The X Factor Australia’ (Video)

Fil-Aussie singer Cyrus Villanueva gets a standing ovation from all of the judges and extended applause from the audience after performing Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” on The X Factor Australia.

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The 19-year-old lad from New South Wales performed “Wicked Game” two weeks ago but the full video of the said performance has just been uploaded on YouTube by HerculeanBreed showing how all of the judges were swept off their feet and how the audience won’t stop clapping and cheering.

The ballad was originally sung by his mentor, American rocker Chris Isaak, but Cyrus’ own arrangement to the 90s song was not only a hit on “The X Factor Australia,” but also made its way to iTunes Australia Top 100 peaking at no. 4 and beating Justin Bieber (“What Do You Mean”) who also performed on the show a couple of weeks ago.

Here are the rave reviews from the judges:

“I’ve heard over the years a million people do this song and nobody ever did it this way,” Isaak said about Villanueva’s rendition, which he sung one key higher than the original track. “That’s what I meant the song to sound like.”

Villanueva’s performance received a standing ovation from all four judges.

“Last week I said you’re a star, and this week I’ll say you’re a superstar. Wow, amazing,” said Guy Sebastian.

“Damn you Cyrus. I wanted something negative to say,” quipped James Blunt. “But, ugh – nothing!”

“If you perform like that every week, nobody else stands a chance – and that’s the truth,” said Dannii Minogue.

Isaak added: “I’m just so proud that you have a great work ethic. People don’t know what you’re like offstage. He comes to work like: ‘Yes, sir, let’s do it,’ and never complains. Just a hard­working guy and I love that about you.”

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