Friends support Chris Rene despite losing X Factor
Friends of the singer, Chris Rene, continue to support the finalist, even after he failed to win the X Factor on Fox television this week.
It was the end of the season on Thursday night and Chris Rene did not make the $5 million win that those in Santa Cruz, his home town, had hoped for.(See original article here: X Factor, will Chris Rene win, Justin Bieber, Leona Lewis to sing (video))
Santa Cruz is just over an hour’s drive from San Francisco.
Instead, the win went to Melanie Amaro, who was mentored by Simon Cowell.
Amaro had performed in the 2-hour finale on Thursday night and the evening also saw performances by Justin Bieber, 50 Cent and Stevie Wonder.
Chris Rene’s friends in Santa Cruz told USA Today that they still thought Rene had a good chance of getting a recording contract, even if the competition outcome was not the gift from Santa that Rene had wanted.
“I’m bummed, but it doesn’t matter,” said one of his high school friends, Krystal Robinson, “He’s going to make it no matter what.”
Another friend of Rene’s, David Wilson, agreed with Robinson. “He’s still got a shot. There’s a lot of labels that are going to be chasing after him.”
His singing has saved Rene from a life of drugs. Rene had previously hauled trash and was just 3-months sober when he auditioned for the X Factor show.
His friend, David Wilson, told press he wanted Rene to finish his recovery.
“I don’t know how bad this loss is going to hit him, but I do know that he’s got safe family and friends right there in the house. He’s got a support group. I do know that he is going to be okay,” stated Wilson.
Many fans of Rene felt the lyrics to his music reflected real events and feelings in Chris’s own life.
See photos on the left-hand side in the middle. See the video on the left-hand side for Chris Rene’s duet with Avril Lavigne. The video is the last item on the left-hand side.
One of the favorite videos that San Francisco residents are watching right now is the one on the 2011 Top Fails. See that video here: SF learns: 2011 bloopers capture on video
See previous article: X Factor USA winner is Melanie Amaro (photos, video)
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