The hip-hoppity guys can rhyme but they can't write ORIGINAL music for squat, which is why they steal other people's songs and melodies and rap their crappy rhymes over them. No wonder they've started doing lyrics for real musicians.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2077367/X-Factor-USA-Finalists-duet-Alanis-Morissette-Avril-Lavigne-R-Kelly.html Pics[including her church in Sunrise, Floria] from London’s Daily Mail
That’s why I liked Chris Rene..he could do the hip hop with his own lyric/production heart felt, and then croon [see below] with the same heart to another audience, plus held his own with Avril Lavigne in duet. [and I am not anywhere close a fan of hip hop!]
Original song/audition by Rene “young homie”
He could be a role model, he’s been there, done that! Not too proud to say he picks up trash for a living. He’s an inspirational artist—the true grit, you gotta love him even if one is not a fan of this music.. a former addict[just got out of rehab] Chris says: “it takes education to change your reputation”!! Not the best singer but..an inspiration!! Loved the interaction with his family. He makes no excuses!!!
Another original by Rene crooning “where do we go from here” - this was done quick on the spot challenge.
Other XFactor artists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYPTS_39I8g : Melanie/Josh
Josh singing “Something” [Joe Cocker] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eBJv4YUbgM&feature=related
13 yr old Rachael Crow who left on an emotional note.
“l’d Rather Go Blind” [that is a whole other story of dismissal and how handled]
American Idol had not touched the “amount of talent” that was picked for the show!! Needs some tweaking, sure but then all shows do.