A trash hauler from Santa Cruz found that he had become famous earlier this week after his performance on the new USA hit talent show, X-Factor, resulted in him becoming a hit online as well as with the judges. The twenty eight year old performed his own song in front of the judges, including ex-American Idol judge Simon Cowell, and made it through the first round of cuts.
After this, Chris Rene found himself trending on Twitter and receiving thousands of hits online as people flocked to see his performance. While he has performed many times in venues close to where he lives, Chris has never experienced exposure like this before.
After his performance in front of the X-Factor USA judges Chris stated: “Seeing the judges and their reactions to my performance was beyond amazing, let me tell you was wild.” He added: “For me to rise up, stand up and represent, I feel like I’ve been chosen to do this. I love it and so proud to be a representative of Santa Cruz, California.”