Josh Krajcik from 'The X Factor'
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A soulful singer with a huge, often gravelly voice, Josh Krajcik is best known as the runner-up on season one of Fox's reality singing competition The X Factor in 2011.
When he was just 16-years-old, Josh Krajcik schemed his way onto the stage of a bar near his hometown of Wooster, Ohio. Earning $100 for his four-hour debut gig, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist decided that night to devote his life to making music. Over the next 14 years, Krajcik fronted a host of musical projects and eventually founded the Josh Krajcik Band, a three-piece blues-rock outfit that toured with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae and The Fray and appeared on the Bonnaroo Music Festival's 2006 lineup. But by 2011 Krajcik was fighting to sustain his music career, and ended up taking a job at a burrito joint to make ends meet. On a whim, Krajcik then auditioned for The X Factor USA—and soon found himself wowing audiences with his gravelly-rich voice and stirring delivery on the show's premiere season. Now, after the release of his first full length album titled Blindly, Lonely, Lovely, Krajcik pairs his powerful vocals with intensely passionate, soul-infused songwriting.
"The most important thing for me is to just keep on pushing myself as a singer and songwriter and musician," says Krajcik, "since I know that this is what I'm going to be doing forever."
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