Chris Rene, an X-Factor contestant on the show tonight really moved the audience and the judges with his original song ‘Young Homie’. If you missed it, you can watch the video below.
Chris Rene is a 28-year-old trash collector who auditioned on the X-Factor tonight. He had a sad story to tell, the kind of stories that shows like X-Factor seem to like to spotlight. But his background story of drug addiction and having a young son were part of the story needed to understand the original song he presented to the judges and audience in his audition. Chris Rene explained that he had written the words and music for ‘Young Homie’.
Rene has recently gotten out of rehab and has only been clean and sober for 70 days. I admit to having some concern about how the pressure of his sudden success will affect his sobriety. Both L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell told him that staying clean and sober would be part of the deal with him.