JOSH KRAJCIK BEFORE X-FACTOR
X-FACTOR USA is only in its second week, however, the talent continues to impress the fans and judges. This week they showcased the talent in Chicago and then made their way to Seattle and they did not disappoint. Last week Chris Rene, rocked the stage and instantly became a Youtube sensation, surging to over 2.5 million views. Now it looks like another soon-to-be star will follow his lead.
While several contestants sang extremely well tonight, the stand-out singer was Josh Krajcik. When his mom paced backstage and was just about to explode with excitement, I questioned his talent. But the burrito slinger from Columbus, Ohio, bolted out the Etta James classic “At Last”, with one of the most soulful voices to-date. His singing even surprised Simon Cowell, who thought he’d seen it all. Josh’s interpretation of the song was one of the best I’ve heard and as we all know, everyone tries to sing it during competition shows. He is certain to go far on X-Factor and is 150% more talented than our earlier favorite and winner of American Idol, Taylor Hicks.
Another truly gifted singer was the 14-year-old student, Drew Ryniewicz. But when she first said that Justin Biebers’ “Baby” was her song choice, I cringed. However, as she blew it out the water, I actually have to agree with the judges, it sounded better than the original version. She can really sing!
If X-Factor continues to offer a variety of incredible talent and thankfully at all ages, it is sure to be a hit! Can’t wait to see who takes home the $5 million dollar prize. Who is your favorite so far?