Chris Rene Covers Bob Marley, Ignores Theme on The X Factor

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Yes, we know: Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. But still.

Very few people associated this icon with that genre of music, although Chris Rene is apparently one of the few who considers the dreadlocked star to be a famous rocker. The X Factor finalist mashed up a couple of his biggest hits last night, invoking a response from Simon Cowell that made us laugh and nod our heads:

"It would have been great if this week was Reggae music."

Well said, Simon. Especially when compared to Josh Krajcik's take on a Foo Fighters track. Watch Rene do his own thing here:

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Maryanne just shows how stupid you are. Chris Rene has mad it big. His teeth might be messed up but he did admit to having a drug problem but now he is clean and sober and on the right track. He didn't let his bad teeth stop him. He can get his teeth fixed but I'm sorry for you Maryanne because you can't fix stupid.

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LA Reid is a jerk. He keeps promoting a little astroBRAT who can't SING A NOTE, yet Chris CAN SING and is a great rapper who also write his own stuff. The prejudice with LA Reid is very disappointing but I guess he thinks the brat will sell better. NOT TRUE. Christ is the man and deserves your vote. Send the brat back to Brooklyn where he belongs. All his raps every week have exactly the same beat. BORING!

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CHRIS RENE IS THANKFUL FOR VOTE FOR HIM EVERY WEEK WITH THE WORD HAS LONG AND HONEST AND A GREAT TALENT ONLY VOTE FOR CHRIS RENE
IS BEST.

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CHRIS RENE without a doubt deserves to win more than all.without a doubt BEST SINGER AND MUSICIAN BEST EDUCATED.VOTE FOR CHRIS RENE.

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i bet when chris is high he is amazing in bed. looks like he is wild sex. like to have him tap this hard and fast

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I can't comprehend why people bitch about the contestants' song choices when it's the mentor who greenlights each idea in the first place, with a few rare rebellious exceptions.

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and GO CHRIS!!!

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Bob Marley WAS a rock-star. Reaggae and it's brother ska ARE forms of rock n roll. Yes, I heard people from American Idol say it wasn't rock last night, and on THAT show, rock is only metal with the horns of the devil sign and tongue outsideways... but so what? It IS. Meanwhile, song after song from other er white singers and bands, such as "We Got Tonight" by Bob Segar and "Everybody Hurts" by REM would not for one second be challenged as not being rock and roll songs. So, why Marley? Because people are stupid. Maybe they're angry that Bob wrote political lyrics, so they think rock is too dumb and he should be classified as 'folk'. Right? Cause again, AC/DC and Ozzy and Dio and the horns of the devil and stupidity is the only recognizable signature for rock n roll now, right? Idiots.

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maybe i was a little bit rude for making the comment about Chris Rene's teeth, and for that i do apologize.....I'm sorry but I'm just not into the rap scene, and i don't think this is singing, but again, i should not have commented against Chris's looks and for that i am sorry.......

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Bob Marley not rock??????? Are you crazy??????

Chris Rene Biography

Chris Rene Picture Chris Rene is a 28-year old from Santa Cruz. He advanced to the final 17 on the first season of The X Factor. “The advice I have... More »
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