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Josh Krajcik Surprises Simon Cowell 'At Last' on 'The X Factor' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 29th 2011 12:15AM
Josh Krajcik, 'The X Factor'After a lackluster start that didn't seem to spotlight nearly enough quality singers, 'The X Factor' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX) came back much stronger in its second week. There were perhaps no stories as compelling as Chris Rene's rehab saga, but it was made up for in sheer talent.

Josh Krajcik proved to be the most unexpected surprise of the night. How many people watching just knew this was going to be a trainwreck as we saw his mother preening over him like he was the greatest singer the world has yet to meet.

Then there was the fact that he looked like she'd dragged him off the couch where he was watching 'Three Stooges' shorts eating Cheese Puffs. But when he opened his mouth and started singing Etta James' 'At Last,' every jaw in that theater dropped.

It was soulful, raspy and heartfelt in a way that revealed a piece of himself hidden underneath that very scruffy exterior. You may not know it to look at him, but he wants this and he's willing to fight for it.

Who was your favorite?

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thetrackburnaz

Guys you are outstanding .I hope on day Simon have the chance to listen to your music

December 09 2011 at 9:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Neil

He could be a rock singer, his voice is simply outstanding, I've created a fan page for him http://joshkrajciksinger.com it has all his videos to date.

October 20 2011 at 5:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ctnmidwest

Check out Josh Krajcik on YouTube.com singing his own song "Shut Your Mouth" and you'll be convinced he's about to be a huge star. Really great to find an American artist of this caliber hidden amongst us. An amazing talent.

October 13 2011 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Katherine Marie

Bo Bice and Michael Bolton? For real? That sounds more like an insult to me... Fail...

October 06 2011 at 10:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wesdik

This dude's got tthe pipes man! like a cross breed between Bo Bice and Michael Bolton.

September 29 2011 at 9:16 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
dmbranagan

like this guy just the way he is...reminds me of joe cocker

September 29 2011 at 7:57 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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judie

I thought he sounded like a mix of Michael Bolton and Joe .

September 29 2011 at 8:08 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
twohornsnohalo

He was fantastic. Completely talented!!!!!!!!! Yall get off his mothers back. She's proud and rightfully so . A good mother doesn't quit wanting and doing for her child cause they are over 18. Yeah , he could of cleaned up but why not be who you are... doesnt change his voice or talent. If he slings burritos and doesnt wash his hair.. who cares???? Atleast he isnt a story about raping or murdering or slingin dope. Just a regular guy with a unbelievable voice!

September 29 2011 at 7:15 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
Maryann

What a hell of performance , It gave me goosebumps ... That man has some set of chops on him... GREAT PERFORMANCE...

September 29 2011 at 6:55 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
bgs1

I really like him but his mother was extremely creepy (he is 30, "slinging burritos for a living" and his mother not only drooled and drooled over him, she also drove him there) and he could at least washed his nasty hair. He doesn't seem to have ANY motivation so maybe mom can encourage him to shower before the next audition.

September 29 2011 at 6:40 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
cd6378

He has an amazing voice. Can't wait to see him throughout the competition...

September 29 2011 at 5:39 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

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