The last audition of the night on “X Factor” was Daryl Black, a father of five who totally did not look old enough at all to have the two teenaged kids backstage with his wife. Goodness. Anyway, he sang “Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and while it was good, we were pretty surprised at how much praise the judges heaped on him.

Don’t get us wrong, he’s talented. But it didn’t blow us away, while Simon Cowell says Daryl reminds him of Nat King Cole, which is high praise indeed. And Britney adds, “I think you took over and commanded the stage. Your voice was very smooth.”

Daryl got through with four yes votes. What did you think, “X Factor” fans? Are we being too harsh? We just weren’t wow’d.

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."