Khaya Cohen Compared to Amy Winehouse on The X Factor

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The X Factor took a trip to Motown last night.

The struggling Fox competition surprised viewers by bringing back Josh Levi as a wild card - and, although the singer received solid praise for his rendition of "Who's Loving You," it was Khaya Cohen who stole the show.

This 16-year old sang the Temptations classic "My Girl" and did it well enough to earn a major compliment from Demi Lovato ("Your voice could be the best in this competition.") and a serious comparison from Simon Cowell.

It was "like listening to Amy Winehouse," Cowell told Cohen.

So, are we looking at the Season 3 favorite in Cohen? Probably.

Rachel Potter's twist on "This Old Heart of Mine" was deemed "horrible" by Cowell, while Carlos Guevara disappointed judges with "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye.

Restless Road received its usual squeals from the audience, but come on. No group is winning The X Factor.

Ellona Santiago sang "Baby Love" and put on a strong showing, while Jeff Gutt overcame his nerves and excelled with a rendition of "Say You, Say Me."

Alex & Sierra, meanwhile, were labeled "sexy and hot" by Lovato, but Carlito Olivero was considered "overly theatrical" and even "girly" by Cowell.

Cowell and Rowland were split on Rion Page, but not on Lillie McCloud, with Simon raving over her "All in Love is Fair" and earning a smooch from his fellow panelist in the process.

Who do you think should go home tonight?

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