Josh Krajcik has a 13-year old daughter and has worked in a Mexican restaurant for years. His mom accompanied him to his original X...
Trio of X Factor Finalists Land Record Deal
The X Factor may have crowned Melanie Amaro as its first champion, but that talented singer isn't the only contestant to benefit from her time on the show.
Sources confirm that Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene and Astro will all sign recording contracts with Sony Music, encouraging news for the second, third and seventh place finishers, respectively.
Josh Krajcik: So Happy for Melanie Amaro!
There may be one thing Josh Krajcik does better than sing: accept defeat.
The X Factor runner-up may have lost to Melanie Amaro last Thursday night, but you'd hardly know it based on the way Krajcik greeted reporters after the show. He was giddy and gracious.
Who Won The X Factor?
It all boiled down to talent (Melanie Amaro) versus heart (Josh Krajcik) versus energy (Chris Rene) on the first-ever American finale of The X Factor, with a major recording contract, $5 million and serious bragging rights at stake tonight.
So, who took home the largest grand prize in reality show history?
Simon Cowell Previews X Factor Finale, Multi-Million Dollar Talent
It's down to three on The X Factor. Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene will sing for the title on tonight's final performance show.
So, who does Simon Cowell favor? It scarcely matters, he tells Us Weekly. Any one of the singers would make worthy champion.
The X Factor Final Three: Who Will Win?
Marcus Canty, as most people predicted, was the victim on last night's X Factor results show, leaving Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene to vie for the title.
Canty had been in bottom two four weeks in a row, and last week’s publicly unpopular elimination brought a lot of pressure - too much for him to last another week.
Josh Krajcik: Attacking Souls, Singing Beautiful Prayers
Josh Krajcik brought Paula Abdul to tears on The X Factor last night. Granted, this is about as difficult as getting Lindsay Lohan to have a drink. But still.
The heartfelt crooner belted out a couple of songs on the semifinals, once again proving his versatility via a piano-based version of "Hallelujah" and a livelier version of "Come Together."
Josh Krajcik: The Male Version of Adele?!?
Adele was all over The X Factor last night.
First, Melanie Amaro sped up the Grammy winner's "Someone Like You," turning the ballad into a dance track. Elsewhere, Josh Krajcik belted out a version of "Something" and was told by Nicole Scherzinger that he's akin to a "male Adele."
Josh Krajcik Steps Outside Comfort Zone for "Dirty Diana"
Josh Krajcik performed "Dirty Diana" on The X Factor last night. At least we think he did. With all the staging and sound mixing and choreography, it was legitimately difficult to hear the singer throughout this rendition.
Which is too bad because we adore Josh. Remember last week's cover of "Wild Horses?" Great stuff.
Josh Krajcik: The Ultimate Rock Star!
Now THIS is what we call rock!
On an evening that was meant to showcase the harder side of various X Factor finalists, some singers delivered questionable versions of rock 'n roll covers. We love Drew Ryniewicz, but was this take on a U2 classic really any different than past performances?
Josh Krajcik Needs a Little Help from His Friends
You don't often see an X Factor contestant compared to both chicken soup and the world's most famous vampire. But those were both descriptions bestowed on Josh Krajcik last night, following a strong rendition of "With A Little Help From My Friends."
What engendered such responses, the former from Paula and the latter from Simon? Josh's growls. His faces. His overall expressive demeanor.
Josh Krajcik Amazes on The X Factor
Let there be no debate: Josh Krajcik deserves his spot in the final 12 of The X Factor.
This fast food worker, who made headlines following his initial audition for talking about his career of slinging burritos, can likely retire his hairnet and plastic gloves for good. Even if he doesn't go on to win, it's hard to believe Krajcik won't have a future in the music industry.
The X Factor Unveils Top 32
So... did your favorite make the cut?
The X Factor unveiled its top 32 contestants last night, throwing in the one twist that really does make this competition different from American Idol: There are four groups of eight, each to be mentored by one of the judges.
Josh Krajcik Slings Burritos, Talent
Josh Krajcik shared his gift with X Factor viewers last night.
The Columbus, Ohio native attended auditions with his proud mother, who gushed over her 30-year old offspring before he took the stage, saying how she'd always dreamed of Josh blowing Simon Cowell away with his talent.