Josh Levi Returns as X Factor Wild Card With “Winning” Rihanna Cover (VIDEO)

(Daily Motion)

By Shari Weiss


(Daily Motion)

Josh Levi is back on “X Factor” — and bringing his A game.

The 15-year-old contestant, who was surprisingly cut last week by mentor Paulina Rubio, was brought back on Wednesday as a wild card.

But after a voting glitch, he and all the other acts had to perform again on Thursday, a definite blessing for Levi who nailed his cover of Rihanna’s “Stay.”

“You had 24 hours to work on that song from last night?” asked an incredulous Simon Cowell.

He went on, “That was more than a survival song — that was a winning performance.”

Added Rubio, “You nailed it, Josh. I’m so proud of you, and you showed why you need to be on that stage.”

Check out the video below, and tell us if you’ll be voting for Levi!

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