Elaine Gibbs to X Factor Judges: You've Got a Friend!

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Elaine Gibbs is a 53-year old grandmother who turned a quiet Carole King classic into her own last night.

Auditioning for the first time on The X Factor, this wedding singer belted out "You've Got a Friend," receiving a huge ovation from the audience and unanimous approval from the judges.

Watch her snippets of her rendition below and then compare it to a couple other THG favorites from this week: Drew Ryniewicz and Josh Krajcik.


I thought Elaine Gibbs was terrific! Hope she puts out an album and I'll be first in line. I'm amazed she didn't win on X-Factor. Who deserved it more? She's a SINGER! What a set of pipes!


I have no idea why this very talented singer did not go through. I love Elain's voice and she chooses such moving songs that bring out the best in her voice. Gutted that she is gone.