“The X Factor” started off with a bang as they showcased 13-year-old Rachel Crow from the Los Angeles auditions on Duffy’s “Mercy.” The vocals were very good, especially considering how young she is. She also has a great personality, as she hilariously told the judges she wants to win because her family has no money.

The judges were suitably wowed. Simon Cowell told her she’s the reason they lowered the age limit to 12 years of age and she obviously went through with four yes votes.

How do you think she did? She definitely needs some seasoning in terms of her vocals and her stage presence, but again – she’s 13 years old. So, well done Rachel Crow.

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."