“The X Factor” U.S. version perhaps got its Susan Boyle moment of Season 2 when Freddie Combs took to the stage. Combs is in an oversized wheelchair because he weighs over 500 lbs, though that is down from 900 lbs.

He sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” and the judges were impressed. Simon says it best with:

Freddie, you know what, when I heard you sing I had a vision in my mind of you standing, singing that song, healthy, happy, and maybe you need some inspiration to help you in that next stage. I don’t think you deserve to be stuck in that chair, I really don’t. If we’re going to go forward, we have to make a deal with each other that we’re both gonna work hard … I’ll back you if you back yourself.

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."