U2’s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ Performed by Leroy Bell on ‘X Factor’
Unlike 'American Idol,' there's no age limit on the contestants, and the song was performed by someone older than any member of U2 -- 60-year-old Leroy Bell (he doesn't look it -- seriously the guy looks like he's 35 years old!).
Bell's mentor on the show, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, divulged that U2 are her favorite band. Bell's performance was more in tune with the gospel-tinged 'Rattle and Hum' version of 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,' as opposed to the original version off 'The Joshua Tree.'
He did an admirable job on the U2 classic, delivering the song with a smoky voice that made the song his own. Halfway through, the song kicked in with drums and backup vocals, and Bell's voice got drowned out a bit, but still a very solid a performance that would even make Bono proud.
The judges all concurred that it was an excellent performance, even Simon Cowell, who put his foot in his mouth when he said he's "used to working with older people."
Check out the video below and judge for yourself. And seriously, tell us how this guy can really be 60 years old?
Watch Leroy Bell Perform U2's 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' on 'X Factor'