Josh Krajcik
Contestant Profile

Josh Krajcik (age 30) is an American singer-songwriter from Wooster, Ohio who is the runner-up on Season 1 of X Factor USA. He used to make burritos for a living in his hometown before coming to the show. He is part of the Over 30s group under judge Nicole Scherzinger. Due to the eliminations of Stacy Francis and LeRoy Bell, Krajcik is the only act left in his category. Despite criticism over the song choices made by his mentor, he has managed to progress through the competition and become a fan favorite due his soulful, bluesy vocals.

Krajcik finished second behind winner Melanie Amaro on Decmeber 22, 2011.

X Factor Performances

  • Audition (Free Choice) - At Last by Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with vocals by Ray Eberle & Pat Friday
  • Bootcamp 1 - Superman (It's Not Easy) by Five for Fighting
  • Bootcamp 2 - Up to the Mountains (MLK Song) by Patty Griffin
  • Judges Houses (Solo) - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Ewan MacColl
  • Week 1 (Free Choice) - Forever Young by Bob Dylan
  • Week 2 (Free Choice) - Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
  • Week 3 (Songs from Movies) - With a Little Help from My Friends by The Beatles
  • Week 4 (Rock) - The Pretender by Foo Fighters
  • Week 5 (Giving Thanks) - Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones
  • Week 6 (Michael Jackson) - Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson
  • Week 7 (Dance Music Hits) - We Found Love by Rihanna
  • Week 7 (Save Me Songs) - Something by The Beatles
  • Semi-Final (Pepsi Challenge) - Come Together by The Beatles
  • Semi-Final (Get Me to the Final Songs) - Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
  • Final (Celebrity Duets) - Uninvited by Alanis Morissette
  • Final (5 Million Dollar Song) - At Last by Glenn Miller and his orchestra, with vocals by Ray Eberle & Pat Friday
  • Finale (Christmas Songs) - Please Come Home for Christmas by Charles Brown

US Season 1 Finalists
AstroChris ReneDexter HaygoodDrewInTENsityJosh KrajcikLakoda RayneLeRoy BellMarcus CantyMelanie AmaroPhillip LomaxRachel CrowSimone BattleStacy FrancisThe Brewer BoysThe Stereo HogzzTiah Tolliver