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The “Extraordinary” Rion Paige on X Factor

posted by Nell Minow

Watch 13-year-old Rion Paige knock the socks off the X Factor judges.  The Florida girl has joint problems in her hands and partial blindness in one eye from arthrogryposis multiplex congenita.  She also has a powerful voice and a powerful spirit — and a mother who says that it is time for Rion to try her wings, and that she will be there to catch her if she falls.  For her audition, she sings the Carrie Underwood song, “Blown Away,” and that’s just what the judges are as they listen.

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