41-year-old Denise Weeks hasn't had it easy. After losing the father of her children when they were very young, she put her pride to the side and sang for tips on the subway in order to support her family. Denise appears to endure the same tough luck when she hits The X Factor USA stage to audition with a Whitney Houston cover and Simon stops her mid-song. However, she's granted a second chance and uses it to blow everyone away.

Here at SFG, we appreciate talented people who have overcome tremendous adversity, just like Denise. What did you think of her audition? Tell us in the comments below.