Stirling's performances were dubbed "electrifying" by the judges, and won the acclaim of the audience, but after she attempted to step up the dance level in her quarter-final performance, judge Piers Morgan told her: "You're not untalented, but you're not good enough, I don't think, to get away with flying through the air and trying to play the violin at the same time. " Sharon Osbourne commented: "You need to be in a group. . . . What you're doing is not enough to fill a theater in Vegas. " In her blog, Stirling confided: "I was devastated at the results . . . It was painful, and a bit humiliating; however, I had to relearn where it was that I drew my strength. " Stirling decided to continue to embrace her unique style of performance, promoting herself on the Internet. In a 2012 interview she remarked: "A lot of people have told me along the way that my style and the music I do . . . is unmarketable. But the only reason I'm successful is because I have stayed true to myself. "