Josh is currently mentored by Nicole Scherzinger on The X Factor US. When asked what sound he would like a future record to incorporate during a chat with Scherzinger and fans Tuesday, Josh responded,
“Soul rock. Somewhere in between Adele and Clapton or something like that. I came from blues. I started out playing blues, I play rock and roll, I sing soul, I do so many different things that I don’t really want to categorize it.”
“I want it to be difficult to say what it is that I do because I do so many different things. I don’t want to be just one genre.”
But will that kind of musical ambiguity gone down well with X Factor voters? Will it extend his fan base or just confuse them? Josh is pretty confident and is already looking to a musical career beyond X Factor. When aske dif he was likely to perform an original track like Chris Rene did last week, Josh stated that he was keeping his original work for something “bigger.”
That’s one bold statement! But he seemed aware of what the viewing public want, which are songs they know with the contestants’ own twist on them.
He praised his mentor Nicole Scherzinger who has been under attack in the last few weeks and even allegedly threatened with being fired. He said she has told him to work hard and he considers that sound advice.
Tonight’s live performances will see the Top 4 tackling two tracks, one of which was chosen by the viewers as part of the Pepsi Challenge. Acts who could still win the X Factor USA title and the $5 million recording contract prize are: Melanie Amaro, Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik and Marcus Canty.
X Factor airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox.