Gloria Estefan made an impromptu appearance at the US 'X Factor' auditions at the Bank United Center, in Miami, on Thursday (07.04.11) to offer her support to the pop hopefuls.
The 'Dr. Beat' singer - who live in the exclusive Star Island section of Miami Beach - unexpectedly arrived at the Bank United Center on Thursday (07.04.11) and gave words of encouragement to over 7,500 pop hopefuls waiting to see producers.
"Be yourself, the only thing you can offer is originality to the world. There's a lot of great singers and dancers but you have to do what makes you unique. Good luck and make Miami proud!"
Gloria's impromptu appearance even shocked show boss Simon Cowell.
In a conference call with various journalists, the music mogul said: "I had no idea she (Gloria) was going to be there but apparently she did a fantastic job . She gave everyone a lot of support and encouragement. Not a lot of people would bother to do that."
Simon recently revealed he is finding it incredibly tough deciding who should join him and confirmed judge L.A. Reid on the panel.
He said: "The truth is that the reason we haven't announced the panel yet is that nobody can agree. New people keep coming along every week who we want to see."
The US 'X Factor' is set to hit screens this autumn on Fox.