Dalton Harris’ rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” on Saturday’s live show on X Factor UK is currently on the iTunes Top 100 UK charts.
Harris secured the number 27 spot, the highest of any of his fellow X Factor contestants.
The 24-year-old Jamaican singer went through to the next round of X Factor after surviving the elimination show on Sunday. At the end of the night, it was Janice Robinson from The Overs and LMA Choir from The Groups, who were sent home.
On Saturday, Harris earned a standing ovation from all four judges as well as the studio audience with a virtuoso performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” The former Digicel Rising Star winner’s performance caused judge Robbie Williams to remark “If Jamaica had an Olympic singing team, they should send you.”
“I don’t know why you chose to sing I Have Nothing; because you have everything… you are mega,” Ayda Field said
Simon Cowell also gave Dalton Harris his approval citing that the performance could be the one to change his life. While his mentor Louis Tomlinson said Harris is in a league of his own.
Harris dedicated his performance to all the potential artistes.
“I’m so grateful that I’m again given this platform to be a musician and inspire young youths from around the world. So if you are seeing me now and watching this, it’s possible. Just get on your dreams. I don’t care what it is. Just get on your dreams and do it,” said an impassioned Harris.