From Los Angeles, California comes 21-year-old singer Simone Battle, a diva who blew away the judges with her performance. She’s already had a taste of the limelight, joining a local competition as a young girl and even appearing on shows like Everybody Hates Chris and Zoey 101. She was later seen in commercials for Target and Bratz Dolls. Looking for a wider audience, she made it to The X Factor and was chosen by Simon Cowell to become part of the Top 17 contestants.
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.