An adorable 16-year-old took to the “X Factor” stage in the form of Austin Corini on Wednesday’s (Sept. 26) episode. He sang “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes and while it wasn’t the best audition ever, it was pretty solid.

“I think you have the whole package, I loved it,” says Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato adds, “You’re so cute! I can totally tell that you really love doing this. I can see that sparkle in your eyes … I don’t know if I was jumping out of my seat excited, but there’s something special about you.”

The male judges were a little more reticent to put him through. L.A. Reid says his first reaction was they’ve seen kids like Austin 25 times, while Simon Cowell thinks he needs to give more. But Austin got through to the next round.

What did you think, “X Factor” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."