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Former UTEP football player competes on the XFactor

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UTEP senior Isaac Tauaefa has made it through the first round of competition on the X Factor. He is a former UTEP football player who played defensive line.

UTEP senior Isaac Tauaefa has made it through the first round of competition on the X Factor.

The media advertising and communications major auditioned back on May 14 and the episode aired Wednesday night on Fox.

Tauaefa sang James Morrison’s song “Better Man” for his audition. He got a yes from all four judges on the show.

Tauaefa is originally from Corinth, Texas, and is a former UTEP football player who played defensive line and completed two seasons with the Miners before a knee injury.

Demi Lovato, an X Factor judge, reassured him that he made the right choice pursuing a singing career rather than football.

The next episode of the X Factor airs Thursday night and eliminations will be made. The top 40 will be selected, and if Tauaefa moves on to thethird round he may be featured on more episodes.

Tauaefa has participated in some open-mic nights at UTEP in the past, but nothing to the scale of the hit show.

X Factor airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

For more information on the competition visit thexfactorusa.com.

Videos of Tauaefa’s singing can be found here.

Amanda Guillen may be reached at [email protected].

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Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief
Amanda Guillen is a senior multimedia journalism major with a minor in women's studies. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and graduated from El Paso High School in 2011. She has been a part of The Prospector since summer 2013 and is currently Managing Editor. She has always had a passion for journalism and plans to become a television news reporter upon graduating from UTEP. In addition to being a full-time student and reporter, she is a part of two honor societies on campus, Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Society of Leadership and Success where she participates in community service regularly. Amanda also interns for KVIA Channel 7 the El Paso affiliate of ABC. Her love for the city of El Paso is something that led her to choose UTEP as her school of choice. She has enjoyed her past 3 years at the university and looks forward to an eventful school year.
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