‘Oh yay yay yay!,” is what Trinidad and all Olatunji fans are singing right now since he successfully made it into X Factor’s final 16.

Starting off on a strong leg with his first audition that landed him 4 yeses, Ola continues to wow all the judges and the crowd. The Trinidadian Calypso/Soca/Dance Hall singer is undoubtedly on his way to make Caribbean music history. “Have you seen history Ta­d­ow! Just made History for So­ca on de #xfac­tor Olatun­ji Year­wood,” Year­wood wrote on his Face­book page “Ola for X Fac­tor Win” moments after he was chosen by Judge Ay­da Field-Williams during the Judges’ House “Overs” segment of the competition.

During Ola’s introductions, he assured that he was “going to bring Ola Vibes…Ola energy and sweet spirit to Ay­da’s beautiful castle (located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles).” As he was walking out to perform before Field-Williams and her guests, X Fac­tor winner Leona Lewis and Gram­my Award nom­i­nee and Amer­i­can Idol run­ner-up Adam Lam­bert, Field-Williams was heard saying on the show yesterday: “This has got to be the best jacket for the day.” Year­wood, before giving his best shot at this crit­i­cal elim­i­na­tion stage, was asked by Fields-Williams, “So, Ola besides being fabulous… what else do you have to tell about yourself?” He proudly replied saying he has been singing calypso, so­ca and Caribbean music since he was 15.

He then belted out one of his biggest hits “Ola” in a very lively performance that had the judges and his competitors dancing in their seats. Year­wood also posted: “I’ll make my family, my country and you Ay­da proud! Ola is through give thanks for live shows baby!” Metro.co.uk pub­li­ca­tion anticipated that Year­wood will be bring­ing a par­ty at­mos­phere to the stage on Sat­ur­day. “Ola is al­ready a huge star in his na­tive Trinidad and To­ba­go, but glob­al fame now beck­ons af­ter he made it all the way to the live shows. We’re ex­pect­ing him to bring the fun and party atmosphere to that stage come Saturday night.”

One of Year­wood’s close friends, cricket star Dwayne Bra­vo described Year­wood moving on as a special mo­ment. “I’m very hap­py for him. He’s one of the most tal­ent­ed artistes and now the world can see his God-giv­en tal­ent. “We as a peo­ple need to sup­port each oth­er more and don’t wait un­til it’s a spe­cial mo­ment…hav­ing said that…All the best in the fi­nals my friend,” Bra­vo told the T&T Guardian. So­ca artiste Ian “Bun­ji Gar­lin” Al­varez al­so took the time to congratulate Year­wood. “He knows what he’s do­ing. We (him­self along with his wife, Fay Ann) want to con­grat­u­late him on his jour­ney. It’s his jour­ney and he should do every­thing to make the most of it.”

His very first X Factor performance can be viewed below.