Scott James – Overcomes Disablity to Perform on X Factor

December 8, 2011 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Doug Goldberg

I recently came across this video of Scott James performing at the U.K. version of the X-Factor.  It's about two years old but it hasn't really made the rounds here in the United States.  What's amazing about this video is not that Scott has aspergers or that he has a beautiful voice but that he has barely left his house in seven years.  All I can say is what a way to make an entrance back into society.  According to an article in the Sun:

The timid 22-year-old was so badly bullied because of his autism that he didn't leave his house for SEVEN YEARS.

He was beaten, kicked and taunted by classmates — partly because of his love of music.

Congratulaions Scott on overcoming your fears because you were great.  Enjoy the video below and you might want to grab your tissue's before watching.

The X Factor 2009 - Scott James - Auditions 6 HQ by metora83

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