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It was all about love on the “X Factor.”
The hit FOX show returned for another night of auditions and it was the actions of the contestants instead of their singing that stole the show.
First up were David Gray, 31 and his girlfriend Lauren Waguespack, 25, both of Louisiana. They didn’t audition together – Gray went first – but they ended up leaving together with the biggest smiles on their face and the most important “yes” of their lives.
“I auditioned today for my girlfriend,” Gray told the judges. “Have you ever done something out of your element for love? Today is kind of like that.”
He did not wow the judges – music mogul Simon Cowell and pop singers Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio – by any means, but still gave them the surprise of a lifetime when his girlfriend took the stage.
“I wanna tell you something. I love you more than anything in this world,” Gray said before bending down on his knees, pulling out a ring and bringing the audience to their feet. “Will you marry me?”
She said yes.
“You are going to have beautiful babies,” Paulina told the happy couple.
The love didn’t stop there – it just turned a little weird afterward.
Wesley Mountain, 19, professed his love for Rowland and even spent the entire song serenading the judge. After his performance, he walked up to the judges table and kissed her hand.
The teen, who sang his version of “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes, got a nod from the judges.
“At first I thought you were so creepy, but you actually have a really good voice,” Lovato said. “You went from creepy to cute.”
Rowland said he had a “beautiful voice.” But Cowell forced him to leave the stage without looking back at his favorite judge.
But the performance of the night came from professional women’s football player Lorie Moore, 34, who surprised the judges and the crowd with her rendition of “I have Nothing” by Whitney Houston.
Rowland said she expected Moore to be a flaky jock with no musical talent.
“You said ‘Oh yeah I play football’ I’m like, ‘Oh boy, here we go, it’s going to be a crazy audition,” Rowland said. “Then you opened up your mouth to, not sing, but sang, S-A-N-G. You’ve been on that football field too long girl.”
Cowell said once he heard her sing he knew it was more than an audition.
“It was a performance,” he said. “You are very, very good.”
“X Factor” auditions continue Thursday night at 8 p.m. on FOX.