Josh Krajcik brought the famous 70s song back to life on the stage of “X Factor” this week.
“Childhood living is easy to do /The things you wanted I bought them for you/ Graceless lady, you know how I am /You know I can’t let you slide through my hands,” sings contestant, Josh Krajcik. “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away/ Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag me away.”
“I watched you suffer a dull aching pain/ Now you’ve decided to show me the same/ But no sweet, vain exits or offstage lines /Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind,” sings Krajcik.
Krajcik is among other ‘X Factor’ finalists who could take home the coveted $5 million Sony recording contract and the Pepsi commercial prize—But he could have just sealed the deal with this performance.
“You have the right amount of everything,” said judge, L.A. Reid.”You have everything it takes to win this competition.”
The performance was breathtaking and all judges agreed. “You were brilliant,” said judge, Paula Abdul.
“I strongly believe, that beyond this competition, your music can change the world,” said judge, Nicole Scherzinger.
“Wild Horses” was first released in 1971 and reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Since it’s debut, the song has been one of the most popular cover songs for other artists including Dave Matthews and Guns N’Roses. Most recently Willie Nelson covered the song for a campaign to protect wild horses in America.
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