- ‘X Factor’ Final Auditions: 540-Pound Freddie Combs Wows, Vows To Get Healthy
- 540lb Freddie Combs sings ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ on X Factor USA (VIDEO)
‘X Factor’ Final Auditions: 540-Pound Freddie Combs Wows, Vows To Get Healthy
The final "X Factor" auditions of Season 2 had their expected share of "pink glitter" fetish who showed up wearing what looked like Britney Spears's old of you standing while singing that song--healthy, happy," Simon said.and watch
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People were shocked, confused even. In , Freddie was pounds, and he almost died from his problem with obesity. But he pulled through, with the help of his loving wife, and managed to lose about pounds since his brush with death. All of that struggle led him to the X Factor stage in Backstage, Freddie told X Factor cameras that he had started living in a whole new way following his near death in
Freddie Combs once weighed pounds. He has worked his tail off to lose pounds, and he's not done. He is currently seated in a wheelchair, but he wants to be able to lose more weight and stand while singing on ' X Factor. On tonight's Sept. His heavenly, cherubic voice had a honeyed tone like that of Susan Boyle, and he won us over -- all while sitting down. Since he was seated due to his size, he used his hands to be expressive and to communicate while singing and it was an effective strategy. But he didn't need to use his body to entertain us, since his voice did it all.
The final "X Factor" auditions of Season 2 had their expected share of comedy--a tween boy getting jiggy to an age-inappropriate LMFAO cover, a pigtailed girl with a "pink glitter" fetish who showed up wearing what looked like Britney Spears's old "Hit Me Baby" costume, and at least one cold Cowell critique that involved a comparison to dying cats. But the standout singer of Thursday's episode was one with a sad but ultimately inspirational story, year-old minister Freddie Combs. Freddie, weighing in at pounds, was wheeled onto the stage by his loyal "angel" wife and caretaker of 16 years, Kay--and while his arrival amid the show's usual shorts-shorted teen girls and Bieber-haired boys was a shock at first, when he revealed that he used to weigh pounds, and that he almost died in , the judges and crowd were totally on his side. While Freddie's performance of "Wind Beneath My Wings" dedicated to his wife, who once cutely dueted with him on the TLC show "Heavily Ever After" wasn't necessarily hip or current or cool, there was no denying the power of his vocals--or the emotion behind them. They will be based just on your voice --which I think is heavenly," said judge L. Britney called Freddie's singing "shockingly amazing. I don't think you deserve to be stuck in that chair.
540lb Freddie Combs sings ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ on X Factor USA (VIDEO)
Freddie Combs - The Wind Beneath My Wing X Factor 2012 USA