As Ryan Seacrest pointed out, it was as if the judges were watching two different shows when Haeley sang "I Wanna Hold Your Hand," by the Beatles. New judge Ellen Degeneres felt the 16-year-old high school student was shining bright in her first performance of the season. "You just shine," Ellen said. "I enjoyed it...just as someone who likes music, I enjoyed it."
But the other judges, who all have the experience Ellen lacks in the music industry, weren't as enthusiastic. Simon even said, "I think it was verging on terrible...It was just for me a complete utter mess."
Well, this fan sitting at home on the couch agreed with Ellen, who in some ways represents all of the viewers watching at home. Haeley Vaughn's performance wasn't half as bad as Simon said. In fact it was one of my favorites of the night. Do you agree with Simon or Ellen on this one? Does Ellen know what she's talking about or are the experienced judges proving their knowledge of music? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.