Shawn Mendes Performs “Mercy” On The X Factor Australia: Watch

Australia has no mercy.

Shawn Mendes started out his brooding performance of the Illuminate ballad "Mercy" on The X Factor Australia at the piano, but halfway through stood up to finish at the mic. He earned a standing ovation from judges Adam Lambert, Iggy Azalea, Guy Sebastian and Mel B.

Unfortunately for them, last night's episode (Mendes appeared on a separate taping) received the lowest ratings the show has ever seen over eight seasons.

Watch above.

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