For the second time this season, Chris Rene broke out an original song on The X Factor.
The performance followed a cover of Rihanna's "Live Your Life," and received nothing but praise from the judges. Nicole Scherzinger told Rene the sky is "the limit" for him, while Paula Abdul told him to "trust the universe" for some reason. As for Simon Cowell?
"You’ve got $5 million at stake and you decide to sing your own song," the panelist said, waiting a beat for dramatic effect: "That was a stroke of genius."
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