After a decidedly NOT rock and roll evening on X Factor, I can truly say the bright spot was Josh Krajcik doing his version of the Foo Fighters' "The Pretender" (which, in actuality, was pretty much the same as the Foo Fighters' version). He proved himself to be a true rock performer, engaging and loud, two places where most of the other artists failed to deliver. LA Reid and Simon Cowell argued over the rock and roll cred of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" (sung forgetably by Chris Rene, whom I orginally really liked). Leroy Bell did a very adequate rendition of Bob Seger's "We've Got Tonight" which didn't exactly bring everyone to their feet, but sounded good. Rachel Crow did a predictable cover of The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" with strong vocals. Astro did his rap thing, but the song choice (P Diddy's "I'll Be Missing You") was ehh. The other acts were equally forgetable and equally un-rock and roll. Stacy Francis was a bright spot, doing an emotional Meat Loaf tune, "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" but it still wasn't rock and roll. Thank God for Josh. He saved Rock and Roll Night on X Factor.
Now here's a real rock and roll performance. It's AC/DC's "Back In Black" by OpenHouse. Enjoy!