Paige Thomas on The X Factor: The Next Rihanna?

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Does The X Factor have the next Rihanna on its hands?

Granted, it's early; and, sure, that's rather high praise for 21-year old Paige Thomas after just one audition.

But the single mother - who was moved to tears last night before even singing a note of Mary J. Blige's "I'm Going Down" - clearly made an impression on both L.A. Reid and Britney Spears, the former of whom made the above comparison.

Watch Paige's audition now and see if you agree:

Among other Season 2 premiere hopefuls who we could envision going far: Jennel Garcia. Her audition closed the two-hour show and it was fantastic.