Monday, October 31, 2011

Music Monday ~ Josh Krajcik of The X-Factor USA

We've slogged our way, groaning and complaining (mostly about Simon Cowell) through audition and bootcamp phases of The X Factor USA.

As I've written before on this blog, TV musical talent shows are my/our "guilty pleasures"; such shows are routinely put down as "fodder for the sheeple" by critics. But I love, and get a kick from the idea, that ordinary people of the 99%: car washers, burrito slingers, hairdressers, students, butchers, bakers and what-have-you, if they possess some musical talent, can achieve a few minutes, few weeks, months and maybe years in the limelight, able to do for an audience what most of them feel they were "born to do".

We always find at least one stand-out performer who appeals to us particularly. This time its Josh Krajcik, a 30 year old burrito slinger from Columbus Ohio. He lives with his girlfriend of 8 years, and has a 13-year old daughter. (Thanks to commenter Keena for the information). That's as much as I have so far found out about him. His birth date, unfortunately, isn't anywhere to be found on line. If looks are anything to go by I'd say he has either Taurus or Sagittarius prominent (Sun, Moon and/or ascendant). First time we heard his voice, in the earliest show, we both immediately said "Joe Cocker!!"

Josh is in the "Over 30" category. He will need to remain consistently outstanding to beat some of the youngsters who judges Simon Cowell and L A Reid appear to be pushing forward rather aggressively. I have confidence that, if any of the "Over 30" group can do it, Josh can. It doesn't matter whether he wins or not though - he'll not be slinging burritos again!

This video is from his first performance, when he sang At Last

Here at "bootcamp" at the home of the Over-30s group judge Nicole Scherzinger, with guest judge Enrico Iglesias. He sings The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Well....he curls MY toes!!! He'll perform again this week, on the first show on which the TV audience gets an opportunity to vote.

Anyone know his date of birth?

Finally, as it's Hallowe'en tonight, something to help create the atmosphere:

Video of Night on Bald Mountain from Disney's wonderful Fantasia...
..... all very Scorpio, in tune with astrological position of the Sun
on 31 October.


Wisewebwoman said...

We all have our guilty (and not so!) pleasures, T. Enjoy yours!

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ Sure thing! ;-)

Mokihana and Pete said...

Thanks for the window to "X-Factor" and Josh K. two unknows to me, till now. FUN VOICE, FUN GUY ... nice stuff of a glimpse between the veils.

Twilight said...

Mokihana and Pete ~~ Hi there!
Glad it was of interest. :-)

Keena said...

I don't know Josh Krajcik's birthday but I will see if I can dig it up somehow. Just want to mention that Josh is very close to his family but he does not live with his mother. His mom is Lisa Pim, she's a retired school teacher from Wooster, Ohio. Josh lives with his girlfriend, Megan, in Columbus, Ohio. They have been together for 8 years.

Twilight said...

Keena ~~~ Hi!

Many thanks for that additional information.
I must have misunderstood what was said on the show - or maybe I read misinformation somewhere online.

Thanks too for you offer to try to discover Josh's birthdate/place.

I was happy to see he is through to the next round after last night's show. There'd have been a revolt and a switching off of the X Factor for good had he not been.


Judie said...

I love the person who said that listening to Josh blew his socks off with his feet still in them! His voice warms my heart, my soul,,,, makes us all believe in music again. And on top of that, he has a beautiful family around him..... Can't wait to buy his cds!

Twilight said...

Jodie ~~~ Yes! Agreed. Me too!

Looking forward to his performance this evening - Rock Week!

Patty said...

I don't know his birthday, either, but my best guesses would be Pisces or Aries. Possibly Taurus. He's a very reserved kinda guy and has very soulful, emotional performances. So, to narrow it down further, I'd guess Pisces or Taurus.

I'm basing my guesses off the fact that he auditioned back in late April at the age of 30 (I think--correct me, if I'm wrong), and he was still 30 during the finale.

Twilight said...

Patty ~~~ Hi there!

thanks for your thoughts on this. I had come to much the same conclusion myself. we've been told he was 30 throughout the season - I was half expecting him to say 31 when Cowell asked him his age on the final show.

I'm going to copy your comment to today's post (24 Dec.) where I've mentioned Josh again.

Thank you - and Happy Holidays!

Jade "Chuckles" MH said...

Hi there :)

I don't know if you're still interested but found out that Josh was born on the 23rd January 1981. Found it on his Mum's twitter.


Twilight said...

Jade "Chuckles" MH ~~~ Hi there!

Wow! Oh many thanks for this. Yes, I'm still interested.

LOL! I kind of suspected there was also an astrological reason why I loved his singing so much - my birthday is 27 January (but a much earlier year, of course!)

Josh has gone off the general public's radar for now, but we await his first CD eagerly.
I'll do another post about him once there's something new to report, and mention the astro news too.

Thanks again, Jade, it was kind of you to take the time to bring me the news.

Jade "Chuckles" MH said...

I honestly thought that he was a Taurus or Capricorn. Completely threw me!

Look forward to it :)

Twilight said...

Jade "Chuckles" MH ~~

Hi again! I thought Taurus or Sagittarius would be prominent from his appearance - which could still apply I guess depending on time of day he was born. If born around noon Taurus would be his rising sign.

Moon would be somewhere in perfectionist sign Virgo whatever time he was born.

Quite surprisingly (though we really don't know enough about him to judge) he's a triple Aquarius (Sun Mercury and Mars).