Jeffrey Adam Gutt, also known as Jeff, is a singer/songwriter who auditioned for The X Factor in the United States in 2012. The performance you will see in the video below is Gutt's incredible performance that had all four judges doling out impressive praise. Gutt shows off his unique style with a rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' that has the entire auditorium riveted.  What's even better about Gutt's audition is his sense of humble sweetness. Before he begins singing, he explains to the judges that his young son is waiting backstage and has never heard Gutt sing! It's hard to believe that this musical powerhouse had never displayed his skills to his son, but it shows that this naturally talented man probably had very little idea how talented he truly was. We at SF Globe love finding musicians who are so endearingly unaware of the extent of their talents!

Though Gutt was eliminated in the next round of the 2012 series of The X Factor, he made a return for the next season and ended the competition in second place. He is continuing to pursue his career in music, and is currently working on a new album. 

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