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Chris Rene to Release an Album

Chris Rene, Last year’s X-Factor 3rd place winner will be releasing his first album next month. Chris Rene became a popular contestant last year after he performed an original tune called “Young Homie,” which ended up at #26 on Bllboard music charts. His new single will be called “Trouble” and has already gotten over 1 million downloads in its first week of release. Another single called “Rockin’ with you” features lyrics such as “I don’t need a thousand girls/just one woman who will rock my world.”

Simon Cowell confirms Record Deals for Josh Krajick, Chris Rene and Astro

X Factor creator and co producer Simon Cowell has confirmed the worst kept secret in music circles. It is that the two finalists Josh Krajick and Chris Rene along with Astro will be get record deals. This is probably especially good news for fans of Astro who believed he got the wrong end of the stick during the live voting rounds. The artists will likely sign with Syco music, Simon Cowell’s music label that is co owned by Sony Music. The agreement with Sony is that Syco will partner with a larger Sony Music label that will provide the marketing etc. and is likely to partner with Syco for “X Factor” U.S. artists are Epic Records, Columbia Records and RCA Records.

X Factor USA Show Highlights & Videos from 12/21 – The Finals!

At long last we are finally at the finals of Season One of the X Factor USA. It has been a long and tiring road. We have seen some great perform and fall along the way to reveal our final three. Tonight’s performances are going to be key and we have been promised some great entertainment tonight. We finally get to put the rumors of Nicole and Steve Jones leaving the show and focus on the performers. It will definitely be a battle Royale.

X Factor USA Show Highlights from 12/15 – The Top Three!

Last night was the Pepsi challenge and our top four contestants sang tracks selected by the voters from three choices for each contestant. Fortunately the fans voted for the right songs and we got to see our favorites belt it out. We are getting closer and closer to seeing a winner, but it is looking more and more like the interesting acts are being dropped. My prediction would be Josh and Melanie in the finals for sure, though I am not sure if Marcus or Chris will join them.

Rachel Crow elimintaed from X Factor, 12/8 Results

In last nights results show Rachel Crow was eliminated and she fell into tears. The other person in bottom two was Marcus Canty. The show started by Lenny Kravitz doing a performance, where he performed a new song and then his timeless hit “Are you gonna go my way.” Mary J. Blige also performed. The first two to make it to the safe list where Chris Rene and Josh Krajcik. Melanie Amoro was next to make it to the safe list.

X Factor USA Show Highlights & Videos from 12/7 – Top Five Perform

Last week on X Factor USA, America (and the judges) sent home Astro and Drew. While I expected Drew to go home sooner rather than later, Astro was a complete shock. Given what happened last week, I expect Astro fans to vote just to keep him in the competition. Unfortunately for him that didn’t really pan out. Tonight we have the top five performing two tracks each. The first of which will be a dance track. Given the way last week went, it seems the artist playing the popularity card can definitely make it through to the top 3 at least.

X Factor USA Show Highlights from 12/1 – The Top Five Revealed

Last night the top seven contestants performed songs from the Michael Jackson (and Jackson 5) catalogs. Michael Jackson has some stunning songs in his catalog and it was strange to see some of the song choices, but barring a few, all the performances were great. To top it off, we even had some Michael’s brothers, his mother and his three children watching the performances. Here is a quick recap of what the top seven performed:

X Factor USA Show Highlights & Videos from 11/30 – Top Seven Perform

Its the top seven performing tonight. Last week we saw Lakoda Rayne and Leroy Bell go home. So far I have not missed a single one of the acts eliminated. However we are closing in on the top talent pool now and to challenge them even further they have upped the ante with this weeks theme. The contestants will be singing songs from the Michael Jackson catalog. Which means they have access to his music and that of the Jackson 5. And to add to the pressure, in the audience are three of his brothers, Marlon, Randy, Jackie, his mother and his three children, Prince, Blanket and Paris.