the reason why matt cardle sing first time ever and was so emotional while singing the song first time ever i saw your face, was because his mum's best friend called sharon had died in a car accident 16 years ago, but left behind a family of 4 children.
matt cardle's mum took on the 4 children as her own which made matt cardle's family a lot bigger and gave matt 4 new brother's.
so when it came time for one of the boys to get married matt cardle sung the song the first time ever at the eldest boys wedding as well as he walked down the wedding aisle which was a very emotional experience for matt cardle and is why the song moves him and effects him emotionally on the x factor on saturday.
so it was a combination of things but also singing the song for one of his adopted brothers at his wedding that matt was thinking about when singing the song first time on x factor 2010 this is why the song the first time effected matt cardle very emotionally and brought tears to his eyes, when he sings the song on x factor 2010 it brings back memories of the 4 boys his mum adopted and also singing for one of the boys on his wedding day as he walked down the aisle.
so these are the reason's why matt cardle was very emotional over the first time ever i saw your face song, but it is also a very emotional song to start with as well, so add in a history with it and i think matt cardle did really well to sing the song, it was dannii minogue who had people wondering what was the reason for the song because dannii minogue matt's mentour said she knows this song means a lot to matt cardle but she did not say why, so then everyone wondered what the reasons were.
The X Factor: Matt Cardle sings The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face) - The X Factor Live
"The X Factor 2010: Matt had a tough week last week after some worrying comments. However, Matt's not defeated - he feels he's fought his way here and is going to try his best to stay! With a song he's passionate about - can Matt do himself proud?"