For twelve years, Stacy Francis has been told she is too old to be a singer. But at 42, after years of being in a bad place, she pushed herself out of the darkness and tried out for the X Factor. Stacy sang Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman, which is a very big song. But she knocked it out of the park, receiving a standing ovation from the audience and the judges, including Simon. He said it was one of the best auditions he had ever seen.