Josh Krajcik is an American singer-songwriter and finalist on the 2011 season of THE X FACTOR. His soulful renditions of classics like Leonard Cohan's “Hallelujah”, The Rolling Stones' “Wild Horses”, and The Beatles' “Something” lead judges Paula Abdul to say “your voice is the favorite voice I've heard in the last decade” and Nicole Scherzinger tout him as “the male Adele.” After performing in front of millions and being signed to Simon Cowell's Syco label, Josh is ready to record his debut album and start touring.
Growing up, music was all Josh cared for. When he was 12, he got his first guitar from his dad and quickly learned Nirvana's “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” “I dreamed then, when I picked up that electric guitar, of being a rock star,” He started turning that fantasy into reality when he was 15 and lied that he was 22 to perform in a bar. “It was kind of a rough joint. It was a biker bar, but they loved it,” he says. “I played a lot of country songs and blues songs. I knew then that was exactly what I wanted to do. It’s the greatest thing in life for me.”
After years of playing local clubs and a stint in LA Josh began to doubt himself. One day, one of his good friends called to tell him about THE X FACTOR audition. Creator Simon Cowell, said Krajcik's X-Factor audition of Etta James' "At Last" "blew me away." Being one of the only contestants to play multiple instruments and write songs gave Josh a unique voice and personality amongst the competition. LA Reid told Josh “Your such a rockstar. You took your guitar you made it your own and that's what stardom is all about it.” Josh was able to strike a chord with the audience and Simon let him know, “you are the artist I fear because you've got it all going on”
Following THE X FACTOR finale, which had 12.6 million viewers, and over 13 million total views of his performances on Youtube, Josh released his debut album “Blindly, Lonely, Lovely” and went on multiple national tours.