"Absolutely fantastic!" "A great singer with massive potential." That's Khaya Cohen, in the words of music mogul Simon Cowell. At 17 Khaya has already wowed the nation with her soulful performances as a finalist on ABC's X-Factor and sung her way into the hearts of her fellow New Yorkers with a stirring rendition of the national anthem at Yankee Stadium. She earned the award for "Best Teen Songwriter" at The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science's annual "Grammy Career Day" event for 2014. A natural performer with a powerful voice, Khaya has drawn comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Adele, yet is on her way to carving out a place of her own.