'The X Factor': Jeff Gutt and Kelly Rowland on the emotional 'Hallelujah'

Simon Cowell is a hard man to please. And having been on what feels like dozens of iterations of talent competitions over the years, he's heard the standards many, many times. But during Wednesday's (Dec. 11) semifinal episode of "The X Factor" Season 3, he said Jeff Gutt's rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" -- a song that's been covered countless times throughout the years -- was one of the best he's heard. And he's produced some versions of the song! "Simon doesn't like anything," Gutt's mentor Kelly Rowland tells Zap2it backstage after the show."Inside I was dancing across the tables, but I had to completely just chill and was just so happy that Simon felt that way." Says Gutt, "Simon is a very smart guy, so to get two standing ovations from him when he still has two acts in, it meant that he really liked it. He wanted to show his appreciation of that,...


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