1. Josh Krajcik

    Josh Krajcik

    1 Albums, 1 Songs

    • Blindly, Lonely, Lovely
  2. Josh Krajcik to Perform on 'The Bachelor'

    January 07, 2014 7:34 PM EST 0 0 0 The 'X Factor' alum will sing "Let Me Hold You," which will be released as a single Jan. 13 Josh Krajcik’s soulful vocals and romantic lyrics would make any date complete, which makes it only fitting that the "X Factor" ...

  3. L.A. Reid's 'X Factor' Exit: Show Slow to Create Epic Records Stars

    December 13, 2012 9:27 PM EST 0 0 0 With just a week to go until the second season of "The X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman and CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a TV show. It's not an imprud ...

  4. What's L.A. Reid's Track Record at 'X Factor'?

    December 13, 2012 9:25 PM EST With just a week left until the second season of "X Factor" wraps, Epic Records chairman/CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid has chosen to focus on his day job rather than do A&R from a seat on a television show. It's not an impru ...

  5. 'X Factor's' Simon Cowell & L.A. Reid: The Billboard Cover Story

    September 10, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Can the 'X' Men Turn the Show's Ratings Into Music Success? This is an excerpt. For a longer version, grab a copy of Billboard . The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 years since "Pop Idol& ...

  6. From This Week's Billboard: Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid Get Deep About the New 'X Factor'

    September 10, 2012 7:12 AM EDT Below is an excerpt from the cover story "The X Men" -- an in-depth interview with X Factor judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid about the second season of the show -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features ...

  7. 'X Factor': The Billboard Cover Story

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT The U.K. version of 'The X Factor' launched global stars like One Direction and Leona Lewis. Can Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid do the same thing in the U.S.? The singing competition field is crowded, to say the least. It's been 11 year ...

  8. 'X Factor's' Melanie Amaro Working With Tricky Stewart, 'Surprise' Writers

    March 06, 2012 3:30 PM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro has completed four or five songs for her debut album, a mixture of ballads and upbeat pop songs. "Before 'X Factor,' I wasn't recording, just singing in church and at small events. So bei ...

  9. Josh Krajcik of 'X Factor' Working With Adele's Producer

    February 22, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" runner-up Josh Krajcik is well on his way to a major label debut. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the former burrito slinger is in the studio with British producer and two-time Ivor Novello Award recipient Eg White, bes ...

  10. Will 'Idol' and 'The Voice' Ever Produce New Pop Stars?

    January 18, 2012 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Anyone wondering if singing competitions will produce pop stars again, consider some recently observed behind-the-scenes activity. "American Idol" executive producer Ken Warwick told the media assembled at the Winter Television Critics Ass ...

  11. 'X Factor's' Chris Rene: Epic Records Deal Imminent, Say Sources

    January 04, 2012 11:59 AM EST The ink has yet to hit the paper, but like "X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro, finalist Chris Rene will soon sign a recording contract with Epic Records, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter. The Santa Cruz-based rapper, who was mentored by ...

  12. Melanie Amaro, 'X Factor' Winner, Inks Epic Records Deal

    January 03, 2012 2:33 PM EST Melanie Amaro, the winner of the first season of "The X Factor," has been signed by Epic Records. "X Factor" judge Antonio "L.A." Reid is chairman and CEO of the label, and said in a statement Tuesday, "I joined ...

  13. 'X Factor': The Best & Worst Moments

    December 23, 2011 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Last night (Dec. 22) marked the final episode of "X Factor's" debut U.S. season, and while some moments will live on in our hearts, there are also a few things that we can never unsee. Melanie Amaro Crowned 'X Factor' Winner ...

  14. Simon Cowell Still Interested In Astro, 'X Factor' Teen Rapper

    December 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST After Melanie Amaro won last night's first "X Factor" crown, worth $5 million dollar label deal and a Pepsi commercial, Amaro spoke about plans for her upcoming album, while the show's executive produecr Simon Cowell talked a b ...

  15. 'X Factor' Winner Melanie Amaro Has Producers Lining Up

    December 23, 2011 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 'Shocked' Singer to Surprise With Debut Album; Simon Says 3 Other Finalists on His Wish List Big, soaring ballads brought the first "X Factor" crown to Melanie Amaro, but the young singer says she cannot be pigeonholed so easily. ...

  16. Melanie Amaro Wins 'X Factor,' $5 Million Recording Contract, Pepsi Commercial

    December 23, 2011 8:01 AM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) - Melanie Amaro has "The X Factor." The powerful 19-year-old vocalist from Sunrise, Fla., won the Fox talent competition Thursday (Dec. 22) over soulful 30-year-old singer Josh Krajcik of Wooster, Ohio. Amaro, who was me ...

  17. Melanie Amaro Crowned 'X Factor' Winner

    December 22, 2011 10:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and 50 Cent Perform During Two-Hour Special Although two people went home with nothing (except the knowledge that the record labels will soon be clamoring for their signatures), spirits were ...

  18. 'X Factor' Recap: Final 3 Get Help From Avril, Alanis & R. Kelly

    December 21, 2011 11:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Night Before Big Decision, Simon Says Melanie 'Should Be the Winner' With a $5 million decision hanging over the contestants' heads, the pressure during the final "X Factor" performances was on for Josh, Chris and Melanie. A ...

  19. 'X Factor' Semi-Finals: Three Contestants Shine, One Performance 'Horrific'

    December 15, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Following last week's shocking elimination, Wednesday's episode of "X Factor" began on a somber note as the final four contestants continued to compete for a spot in next week's finale episodes. Each performer sang two songs ...

  20. 'X Factor': Deadlock Decision Ends in Tears All Around

    December 09, 2011 10:05 AM EST 0 0 0 All in all, Thursday's "X Factor" elimination wasn't really a good night for anyone. The contestant who stayed had to feel like the audience didn't want him there, the performer sent home only did so after collapsing onstage ...

  21. 'X Factor' Double Hit: Rough Night For Simon & L.A.

    December 02, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" was a show of firsts Thursday night (Dec. 1), as both L.A. and Simon lost their first contestants in the Michael Jackson week double elimination. Paula has no groups left and Nicole has only one contestant (Josh Krajcik) still i ...

  22. 'X Factor': Jackson Family Attends MJ Night, Plus Another Double Elimination

    December 01, 2011 11:52 AM EST 0 0 0 It was Michael Jackson night last night on "X Factor," and the Jackson family was there to see the contestants pay tribute to the King of Pop. Brothers Tito, Marlon, Jackie, children Paris, Prince, Blanket and mother Katherine Jackson were ...

  23. 'X Factor' Decides They'll Cut Two, While Simon & L.A. Bicker

    November 23, 2011 9:45 AM EST 0 0 0 In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, last night's episode of "X Factor" was themed around giving thanks. Each contestant chose an important, inspirational person to sing for, but like Simon said, "it's still a comp ...

  24. 'X Factor': Rihanna Performs, Astro Gets Berated & Someone Goes Home

    November 18, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Simon's girls are all still safe, but for the first time this week, it wasn't Paula's groups landing in the bottom two on "The X Factor." Over 30s contestant Stacy Francis and boys performer Astro received the least of Ameri ...

  25. 'X Factor' Results: Paula Cracks Under The Pressure

    November 11, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Last night on "X Factor," with elimination looming, it wasn't the contestants cracking under the pressure, it was a judge. Two of Paula's groups landed in the bottom again, and the mentor was forced to play judge and choose betwe ...

  26. 'X Factor' Results: Paula Abdul's Groups Have a Bad Night

    November 04, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wednesday night after the top 12 finalists performed live on "X Factor," America finally got the chance to vote -- via call, text, mobile app, online or Twitter -- for their favorite contestants. The votes were in last night, and two of Pa ...

  27. 'X Factor' Live Voting Begins After Final 12 Perform

    November 03, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 After 162 contestants emerged from "X Factor" auditions, the judges have slowly been narrowing down the competition. With 12 contestants left, it's finally America's turn to have a say. After tonight's live two-hour episode ...

  28. 'X Factor': 17 Contestants Move to Live Round & Simon Gets Soft

    October 19, 2011 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 As "X Factor" eliminations rolled around again last night (Oct. 18), only 17 of the 32 contestants left the judges' homes as competitors in the live round. Nearly every contestant was in tears, whether celebrating or mourning shattere ...