Astro Raps, Rewrites a Michael Jackson Classic on The X Factor

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Astro made a Michael Jackson track very much his own on The X Factor last night.

The young rapper changed up the lyrics to "Black or White," a bold move that earned praise from the panel, as LA Reid told Astro he likely made the Jackson family "proud," while Simon Cowell gushed over how the finalist made the song younger and added a great new hook.

Watch for yourself:

Other impressive performances on the night included:

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ASTRO is THE "CHILD" to bring HIP HOP back to it's ROOTS!!!!! NOTHING BUT PRAISE AND HONOR BELONGS TO HIM!!! ASTRO can LEARN BREATH CONTROL!!!! ITS HIS WORDS,His DRIVE,his passion that makes him stand out!THAT in 2011 a 15 year old CHILD can be THINKING LIKE THAT,with ALL THe "STUFF"that STILL IS "GONG ON"!!!! ASTRO IS A LEADER FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS WORLD!! STAY REAL AND TRUE TO YOURSELF BABY BOY!!! IT WAS A HONOR TO GET to HEAR YOU!! i will buy your CD!!!

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Bibi, you can't be seriously that clueless to think that he is a kid with many issues. He has dreams that the day will be different???? Are you freakin seriously? All I can say is you are more clueless than him as to who he is and what he represents. You brought up Jay-Z signing him. Well, let me remind you that this is the same kid that during the audition rounds said, that Jaz-Z had nothing on him. That he will surpass what Jay-Z is in 5 years! Go back and watch those audition tapes. To disrespect an artist who had done so much more for music than he will ever do, shows you a kid with DREAMS as you call it? Give me a break. He is an immature, disrespectful kid who makes excuses as to why he is the way that he is. This kid has a lot of issues and what makes it worst is his do called supports, condones this behavior. To be an adult and support this behavior, you are the one that should be ashamed of yourself.

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He should have been the first to go since he has not once SUNG! He is a brat, with a bad attitude, and last nights song when he left off "or White" when it should have been "it doesn't matter if you're black or white," shows his disdain for white people. Michael Jackson would NOT have been proud of him in that song! So glad that little twit is gone! AstroNOT!

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@lance, notice that he says WHITE before the first chorus and at the end? Its a fast paced rap which will only thrive on breath control. He doesnt say WHITE in the chorus because he has to catch his breath for his next set of lines... listen and notice that he;ld struggle if he says white... also in the second verse notice how he stops before he says "He had a dream" its all breath control tactics...

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one thing this kid is the future you ppl need to grow up he just made history the song black and white he made it his own let me see you do that i dont think so so all you haters should be ashamed he is only a kid with dreams that the world be different but i forget their so much racism in this world that anyone who trys to change it you guys flip all you ASTRO HATERS SHOULD GO SCREW EACHOTHER cause you all made a kid dream be postponed not cancelled postponed cause he will be it ..... jay-z wat are u waiting for signed this boy asap

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Astro im sooo sad youu Left i loved your rapping if youu make it big i'll buy your CD anyday.... And for all you haters thats coming on Astro fall back .... Cuz he out here doing his THANGG Btw Astro your a cutie !
#TeamASTRO..!!

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Ummm astro your soo cutee!!! Marry me!!(:

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OMG people people please get a life. You are living a hell bound life. Forget the color thing and live. Slavery days are 0VER we can read now.LOL

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why does astro not say "white" when the black or white line comes up???? got something against white people. i'm sure i'd be harrassed if i left "black' out on national tv.

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yuk! all black, no white. this kid sucks.

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Brian Bradley Picture Brian Bradley goes by the name "Astro" on The X Factor. He has advanced to the first-ever final 12 on Simon Cowell's singing competition.... More »
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