Last Wednesday night, Chris sang Where Do We Go From Here? – a song he wrote himself. This was his second self-penned track to be performed on the show, after he initially blew away the judges with a song called Young Homie at his initial audition for the reality TV show.
Chris Rene stated on the official X Factor website that this was “the best feeling” for him,” to perform his own music. He cites young Home as his previous favorite performance, although he “had a blast” performing all the other songs. However, he said that performing his own song was “healing.”
Judge Simon Cowell called the decision t perform original music at this stage of the competition “either stupidity or a stroke of genius,” but he came down on it being “a stroke of genius” after hearing Chris’ performance last week.
Chris Rene hinted that Young Homie may be released as a download at some point, but he says he wants to re-record it and make it exactly to his own specifications.
“I produced that and it touched millions of people, so I see no reason to not produce it myself.” Chris said.
Chris said it is “nerve-wracking and scary” to be at this stage of the competition, with the end so close. “I just hope I can stay in the competition and continue to do a great job,” he continued.
Tonight, the Top 4 contestants will perform a track chosen by the viewers as part of the Pepsi Challenge.