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"The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)" sung by Matt on X-Factor fifth live show.

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Recent Comments

Nic B:
January 28, 2011 @ 10:25pm

"Matt, you're beautiful!"

December 31, 2010 @ 8:03pm

"that was amazing you sound better and better every time i listen to it my favorite from the entire competition brilliant"

jeanie :
December 22, 2010 @ 2:03pm

"omg you send shivers down my spine with ever i see your face can't wait to get your cd"

December 21, 2010 @ 3:49pm

"Rarely see such emotion when men sing, absolutely blows me away every time. Outstanding x"

leia and aimee:
December 20, 2010 @ 9:23am

"you're amazing! our mum loves your singing!!"

Sophie loves Matt :
December 17, 2010 @ 5:35pm

"Hello Matt, I think your beautiful.Your performances are speechless. you send shivers down my spine. i love you so much xx"

Bally K Sidhu:
December 16, 2010 @ 2:58pm

"Absolutely well done to you. You are brilliant singer and thank god for XF for finding you and your voice. We wish you every success in the world and I hope and pray that all your dreams are realized now x"

December 13, 2010 @ 10:06pm

"OMG wow that was absolutely STUNNING! Everybody in my house was like totally routing for u to win Matt! A complete WINNER! Well done!"

Debbie Bradfield:
December 13, 2010 @ 11:30am

"Our house has been a Matt Fan since the very first time we saw you, you are totally amazing, there was always just one winner in our eyes and that was you, when they announced you had won you should have heard the screams in our home, and the tears- tears of joy for such a lovely man with an amazing voice! Well done, you're a true star! xx"

December 13, 2010 @ 12:37am

"Absolutely AMAZING!"

December 13, 2010 @ 12:02am

"He's won!!"

December 12, 2010 @ 10:55pm

"You have been absolutely amazing to watch and your voice is stunning! Can't wait to buy your cd. Well done xx"

Matt B:
December 12, 2010 @ 1:47pm

"Hi! More support coming your way from Earls Colne. You should try singing Newton Faulkner songs- I think they would really suit your style. Good luck for the final!"

Portia Darling:
November 29, 2010 @ 9:08pm

"In my eyes you've already won xx"

nanny Elaine:
November 17, 2010 @ 8:50pm

"goose bumps on goose bumps awsome well done Matt"

November 17, 2010 @ 8:42pm

"I knew you were as good as you clearly are when I heard your first audition. Your version of 'The First Time' gets played on a daily basis in my home. My wife thinks I may have a crush... bless her. I admire your talent and your ability to hold the audience with your voice alone, no gimmicks. I would also love to hear you sing a Coldplay song... I think you would absolutely own it. Good luck to you, keep up the hard work. You have my total support and for God sake bring out an album as soon as possible... You've made it my friend, you've made it!!"

Paul Weymouth:
November 16, 2010 @ 4:15pm

"This has got to be the best performance on any show of this kind, ever. I have been moved before and I don't yet know Matt's story regarding this song, but I was moved to tears from just watching and listening. I can't wait to buy Matt's album, because he will get a recording contract ... done deal. Well done Matt!!"

November 14, 2010 @ 10:15pm

"Absolutly Stunning"

November 14, 2010 @ 1:44am

"Matt AMAZING I closed my eyes and just listened ,can't describe how much your voice hit my emotions xx"

John Wealthy:
November 13, 2010 @ 9:12pm

"There have been some pretty good singers on XF but I can say for sure I would only ever consider buying Matts CD. I could drive home from work and listen to his voice and forget everything. Not often a voice like Matts comes along. Terrific real talent."

November 12, 2010 @ 9:15pm

"Matt, I just love you naturally, not only because of your captivating voice and melodious songs but i just love everything about you."

November 10, 2010 @ 9:06pm

"matt,you were incredible last week i couldn't belive my eyes i loved it so so much that i was juming up and down"

November 10, 2010 @ 9:02pm

"matt,you were well good last weekend i can't belive it you were the best. my family couldn't believe it they were shocked."

Penny C:
November 10, 2010 @ 8:17pm

"I absolutely love your voice and everything about you. I listen to you every day and it just makes my day - in fact it makes my world. You have so much emotion and passion in your singing - please don't lose this. Sing for yourself. You are the best and I can't wait to hear more. Love you Matt xxx"

November 10, 2010 @ 8:08pm

"you are the best. simply - THE BEST. I'll buy all records what you will do. All of them"

c casey:
November 10, 2010 @ 2:42pm

"Loved him from the start, best male voice i have ever heard. Had goosebumps when he sang this at boot camp and again last week, he should defo win."

J-MaN NN3:
November 10, 2010 @ 6:12am

"Never have I been so moved by a vocal, even the slightest nuance in your voice can be haunting and reduce me to tears. Somehow you emit your soul and touch others. Can't get enough. So tender!!"

Nicola Western:
November 9, 2010 @ 10:19pm

"Matt I have never came out in goosebumps like that listening to someone sing. It was absolutely breathtaking. I couldn't breath. We wish you all the very best, you undoubtedly deserve to win."

November 9, 2010 @ 6:46pm

"I just have to listen to Matt at least once each day his voice is so compelling. A wonderful gift you have Matt, may you never loose it. Please try and go easy on the cigarettes, they will shorten your singing career. That would be a great loss to the music world."

November 9, 2010 @ 4:45pm

"At last on this Zoo of a show someone who not only can sing, but is original and sings so beautifully there is no need for the show to go on, the rest are not even worth watching you dont need the show you are already there."

Miriam de Bruijn (The Netherlands):
November 9, 2010 @ 3:00pm

"Wow, Dear Matt, it really did make me have goose bumps and a lot of tears. You gave so much passion to this song. I like your fabulous voice and your integer personality. I really hope to see you in the finales, you absolutely deserved it. Sorry for my English, perhaps I make some typographical. "

Jonathan E:
November 9, 2010 @ 12:36pm

"Mate, the performance on saturday night was mind blowing- I have never heard a song sung like that with so much passion and feelings... it really did make me have goose bumps. Release this on single please cos I would be a definate purchaser. A definate winner"

Tom D:
November 9, 2010 @ 12:33pm

"Absolutely stunning voice... i went and put a ton on u to win straight after seeing your first audition. Keep voting people he well deserves to win"

November 9, 2010 @ 11:06am

"Best EVER XF performance by a mile. Matt, your voice is hauntingly beautiful, so pure and clear it sends tingles down my spine. Lost count of how many times I've listened to this, and each time it is just as beautiful and emotional as the first time I heard you sing it. You MUST win XF, no one else even comes close; good luck for the final! xx"

November 9, 2010 @ 9:24am

"WOW !! Unbelievable! The most incredible singing I have heard for many many years! "

November 9, 2010 @ 4:11am

"Amazing Voice and Talent, you connect with the audience which makes you an artist people want to watch and listen to. Can't wait for a your first CD and concert tour"

daniel w (dublin):
November 9, 2010 @ 2:43am

"ha saturday nites performance was outstanding well done bud"

November 8, 2010 @ 10:56pm

"You SO deserve your lucky break NOW if not sooner Matt!I reiterate all the wonderful comments your fans have written about you- all richly deserved. I have never been so moved by a performance like yours. You sing from your heart and nobody can teach you that! If X factor has to be the platform for the world's music lovers to have experienced your raw talent then so be it - but the best singer doesn't always win and that bothers me. I will buy all your CD's irrespective of whether you win or not. Rooting for you but you are a star already without the title. Believe in yourself and know you are streets ahead of everyone else in this competition!"

November 8, 2010 @ 9:46pm

"lost count how many times I have listened to this now, and the emotion I feel never fades. You manage to bring out every emotion I have ever felt in my life all in one beutiful single note x"

November 8, 2010 @ 8:52pm

"I can't believe the effect that performance has had on me. I should be too old to be as emotional as I have been because of that music. A really stunning performance. My only concern is can you equal or better it for the rest of the competition?"

November 8, 2010 @ 7:20pm

"I have just listened yet again and again ! Every time I hear something different, you are a total star, if you do not win this year there is something tragically amiss xx I hope that you have the time to read all your messages of support, for now you have to rehearse for your next song but you really have got all of us on the edge of our seats, personally I have watched x factor from when it started, you are totally the best, my dad who is 85 says if you do not win 'it will be a fix' say no more. GO GET IT MATT xx"

November 8, 2010 @ 6:42pm

"Gifted with an amazing voice and shared it with the world whoooo!!"

Alex R:
November 8, 2010 @ 6:04pm

"no, YOUR face"

November 8, 2010 @ 6:01pm

"Bring out a CD soon, I need to buy it."

November 8, 2010 @ 5:48pm

"PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Release this as a single. I never, ever cry, but Matt's performance left a lump in my throat the size of a golf ball. "

joan bailey:
November 8, 2010 @ 5:40pm

"I am another grandma thats in love with matts voice, ooo , i wish i was young again. Matt hurry up with the cd. "

November 8, 2010 @ 2:34pm

"Not many things move me enough but Matt you have captivated me with your beautiful singing. Long may it continue and I wish you every success. xx"

Catherine Smith:
November 8, 2010 @ 2:32pm

"I have never been as emotionally moved by a performance as I was by Matt on Saturday night. Utterly spellbinding!"

November 8, 2010 @ 2:08pm

"my, my, my matt!!! What a performance this week u had the tears running down my face i could listen to u all day and nite and to be honest you have the best voice i've ever heard on x-factor or on any talent show, i'm sure thousands of people in the uk will agree with me. We all love you here in northampton xx"

ali b:
November 8, 2010 @ 12:52pm

"stunning!!! Lost for words!!! Never expected this from the X factor!!!"

November 8, 2010 @ 12:10pm

"Hey Dude,Not only an excellent vocalist but a musician and all round artist as well. Wish I had your ability mate. Nice work dude."

November 8, 2010 @ 9:35am

"it moves me to tears every time i hear it the best ever performance on x factor love it love it"

Di Lawrence:
November 8, 2010 @ 9:07am

"Never heard some sing like that before just breath taking, I loved it so much x x For you Matt x x "

November 8, 2010 @ 8:57am

"Wow, as usual. Matt, you are a star! If you don't win there is something very very wrong."

November 8, 2010 @ 2:25am

"Look at how comfortable he looks on stage now! And his voice, is just incredible! I want to buy his songs, and see him live! Best x- factor contestant EVER! "

November 8, 2010 @ 1:28am

"Matt, absolutely brilliant. I'm old enough to be your Gran but you moved me to tears with The First Time song Good luck to you - can't wait to buy your CD!!"

Simon D:
November 8, 2010 @ 1:20am

"No relation to Simone D! I posted this song on facebook after your audition, the full version is even better. Justice doesn't always get served on the X-Factor but I'm hoping for a Matt/Rebecca stand off in the final. Whatever the outcome your future is bright!"

Maria Gloucestershire!:
November 7, 2010 @ 11:38pm

"You're better than the whole show. brilliant stance when singing! u look like u have been a solo star for years on tv like phil collins or something and u seem serious about what you are doing!"

Linda w:
November 7, 2010 @ 11:36pm

"Never before has a singer moved me so much with a vocal performance. Matt, that was nothing short of brilliant. Heaven."

November 7, 2010 @ 7:57pm

"If you do not win this year well what can I say ? You have been a 'beautiful original from day one' you do not to sing 'a cover of anyone' you are just WOW !!!!!"

November 7, 2010 @ 7:56pm

"Watched this 7 times over and cried more each time - fantastic!!!"

Helen Wilson:
November 7, 2010 @ 6:55pm

"You sing from your soul Matt. This is one of my favourite songs and I like it more than Roberta Flack's version. Keep the truth in your performance always."

November 7, 2010 @ 3:04pm

"One of my favourite songs,and Matt you've made it my favourite now. What an outstanding emotional, vocal performance absolutely stunning if its not a hit then there has got to be something wrong in the music industry simply because he has raw talent and such a voice it just stops you in whatever your doing and its mesmerizing.Well done Matt you are the"

November 7, 2010 @ 2:49pm

"I've enjoyed hearing you on every show. Matt, you absolutly deserve your place on X Factor. I would buy that 'First Time' track if you released it - you made me cry, it was amazing. I'm voting for you and you deserve to win. Do you believe it now? Look at the comments. Gorgeous voice and good looking too. I'm sure you will be selling lots of records soon. x"

November 7, 2010 @ 2:35pm

"Absolutely fab Matt just want to keep hearing this song but it will be a hard one to beat and YOU must choose your songs not Dani. I can't wait to buy a CD You don't need to win the X-Factor you will get a recording contract and definitely do better, you already have a World Wide following."

November 7, 2010 @ 12:39pm

"how amazin is matt, listened this song about 4 times since it was on just cant stop showin people how brill this man is, matt is and always has been the best one in x factor said it from the first time we seen him and still do , matt to win x"

Rod Thomas:
November 7, 2010 @ 12:17pm

"Wowww Matt - I hope that you know how good u r? That was a world class performance full of emotion & integrity. U seem such a nice guy - u deserve the 'stellar' career that performances like that will surely bring. Can't wait to buy your 1st album. More power to u m8 - fabulous!!"

November 7, 2010 @ 11:19am

"Rarely have I been so moved by a song, I was filling up, it was stunning...absoultly stunning. "

November 7, 2010 @ 10:00am

"There are sometimes very special moments on this TV program and this was one of them - amazing!"

November 7, 2010 @ 8:29am

"please release this as a single - brilliant matt"

emily miller:
November 7, 2010 @ 7:46am

"Matt did an incredible job tonight,im hoping he stays on a roll with tracks as beautiful as this.danny will have to leave song choices to matt in future weeks because last week was a mistake,i love matt and hope he wins,rebecca to be runner up.i didn\'t enjoy the other acts half as much,altho the one direction boys are cute!for the love of god please can Wagner be out,i have to leave the room to make tea at this point every week because its so hard to watch, i can hear him and thats bad enough!"

jamie :
November 7, 2010 @ 3:35am

"matt your world class "

November 7, 2010 @ 3:32am

"Matt, you are amazing. What a long distance you have travelled. Well done. Willing you all the way. xx"

November 7, 2010 @ 3:08am

"The only person to match this performance on xfactor is leona. Bright future for this bloke!"

Graham Dawson:
November 7, 2010 @ 2:03am

"Absolutely amazing... Some great singers and music out there at the moment but Matt's voice and song choices totally move me. Brilliant and if he doesn't win something is wrong!!!"

November 7, 2010 @ 1:52am

"go for it m8 no1 close....."

November 7, 2010 @ 1:32am

"the first time, moves us both to tears.your voice and emotion is amazing."

November 7, 2010 @ 1:29am

"I love it. I love it in the first time, and I love it in the second time. One of my favourite songs."

Anne Bencze:
November 7, 2010 @ 1:29am

"Absolutely amazing performance tonight from matt !! Love him completely!!!"

November 7, 2010 @ 1:02am

"unbeliveably fantastic."

November 7, 2010 @ 1:02am

"you know sometimes you hear/see something that just stops you dead in your tracks like everything around you just fades away, just awesome!!"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:59am

"Awsome once again matt ,you got the voice no need for any dancers or distractions..."

November 7, 2010 @ 12:46am

"Wow Matt that was incredible, so beautiful. It gave me goosebumps and had me in tears. Thank you and well done. x"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:41am


November 7, 2010 @ 12:37am

"Possibly the best vocal ever heard on xfactor"

carol skelton:
November 7, 2010 @ 12:35am

"blown away!"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:31am

"Gave me goosebumps and a few tears,so beautiful"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:30am

"What can I say...Just beautiful.. what voice, what intensity... thank you for bringing us such emotion. To be admired even in Switzerland ! Merci !"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:28am

"Bloody Fantastic Matt"

Janette Frost:
November 7, 2010 @ 12:27am

"Absolutely fantasic, love your voice, mega xx"

yvonne piccinno:
November 7, 2010 @ 12:18am

"wow... number 1 hit for sure..amazing"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:16am

"Ive been in the music business for three decades and have never been moved as much as I was this evening by Matts rendition of this Roberta Flack calssic absolutely breath taking ferformance"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:16am

"o.m.g. how good was he tonight as he is every week if possible he gets betta week after week"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:15am

"just brill"

November 7, 2010 @ 12:14am

"Matt really hope you read these if not hope someone tell s you how incredible this was..... I feel this is the best vocal perfomrance I have ever heard anyone in my whole life sing you deserve to be a massive star for the rest of your life but hey stay in touch with all those fabulous feelings you have when you sing because that personal feeling you get whne you sing will always be the best feeling you have in your life....... you sing like heaven.....xxxx"

Simone D:
November 7, 2010 @ 12:12am

"Wow, wow, wow!!! You are amazing. Would love to hear you sing something by Coldplay or one of Elton's classics like Your Song or Sorry - you are a star Matt - We love you in our house!!!!! "

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