The 30-year-old Josh Krajcik, who makes a living making burritos and lives with his mom, impressed the judges during his X Factor audition. He belted out his rendition of Etta James’ “At Last” and blew away Simon Cowell. He also plays the guitar and piano, later releasing his band’s album called Atavistic in 2010. During his Judges’ Homes tryouts, Josh appeared before Nicole Scherzinger and was swept off to the finals as one of the Top 17 contestants to participate in the show.
FOX’s The X Factor is a reality competition looking for the next great entertainer. From those who have auditioned, judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and L.A. Reid handpick several contestants who might have just what they’re looking for. After a rigorous process, only one will end up with a $4 million recording contract with Epic Records, plus $1 million to spend on their own. The winner will also be starring in their own Pepsi commercial.