16-Year-old Disabled Girl Wows X-Factor Judges

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Simon Cowell‘s revamped “X-Factor” opened its new season and introduced TV viewers two two new judges, singers Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland. They join Cowell and Demi Lovato at a judge’s table that Rubio described to us last month as “lots of strong, fun, opinionated women.”  But the big story turned out to be 16-year-old Rion Page, a Florida girl born with a disability (arthrogryposis multiplex congentia (AMC) – in short, she has curved joints at her wrists) who showed that she’s not going to let anything get in the way of her dream, including the typically persnickety Cowell. In fact, Cowell was blown away. “I think you’re literally extraordinary,” he said. Watch the video above as she inspires the judges with her performance!

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