A couple of years ago, you might have come across a video on YouTube of a young man named Gary Barker. It went viral because his rendition of ‘Uptown Funk’ at a bus stop inspired total strangers to show off their dance movies.
Since then, he had gained a bit of attention and fame in his hometown of Liverpool; he even sings regularly at the local pubs around town. That’s why his fans were so excited when they found out he’d be a contestant on the X-Factor.
When Barker, 30, walked on the stage, he was hoping to wow the judges and make his two kids proud. He told the judges he’d be singing ‘Uptown Funk;’ the same song that had catapulted him into the YouTube spotlight in the first place.
Read On to the next page to watch the entire audition video and what Simon tells Barker next. It’s so good!