WATCH: Demi Lovato Moved to Tears By Bullying Victim Jillian Jensen on X Factor
Demi Lovato found a kindred spirit in contestant Jillian Jensen on “The X Factor” premiere on Wednesday.
Jensen revealed that, like Lovato, she was “severely bullied” as a kid, and even has a similar “Stay Strong” tattoo.
The 19-year-old went on to sing a haunting rendition of Jessie J‘s “Who You Are” that brought Lovato to tears.
Jensen herself broke down as well, overwhelmed by the audience’s reaction.
And as if that wasn’t moving enough, Lovato went on stage to hug and comfort the extremely emotional singer.
“It’s okay,” Lovato told her. “I know exactly what you’re going through. But I made it through it, and I know you can.”
Lovato’s fellow judges were similarly moved by Jensen’s “incredible” performance, and all four gave her a resounding “yes.”
Check out the video below — and have tissues on hand!
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