Hope comes on to the stage, and already Simon is giving her a bit of a hard time. Nothing too serious, but he asks a few questions that dig at her. Once the judges have had enough, she starts to sing but gets cut off because Simon wants to hear something else. The audience gasps, the other judges gasp, and yet Hope manages to keep it together, because wow, that could have been traumatizing!

Luckily, she had a couple of other songs in her back pocket and was able to pull one off flawlessly. She sang Maxwell’s version of “This Woman’s Work.” She’s got a deep soulful voice that she can throw around and reach the high notes that make this song what it is. As she picks up speed, she injects life and emotion, winning over the judges and bringing a smile to Simon’s face.

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