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.”
A teen is enjoying the publicity of having a Facebook page set up about him and getting tens of thousands of hits after he went to the Australian X-Factor auditions to strut his stuff. Eighteen year old Luke O’Dell did not manage to get through to the next rounds after his auditions failed to impress the judges, but he certainly did raise a few eyebrows and get himself that all important publicity.
The judges first sat through an audition of Luke confidently taking over the stage at the Brisbane X-Factor auditions as he sang Since you Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson. However, although they weren’t impressed Luke decided to offer up a song of his own called ‘Introvert Extrovert’.
The catchy song is certain to have got stuck in the heads of many X-Factor fans and according to reports Luke has released the song on iTunes independently even though it didn’t get him through to the next round. All three judges said no to Luke but it seems that the public are captivated by him with over twenty two thousand likes on the Facebook page that has been created about him since he auditioned for the X-Factor!