Bob Seger’s ‘We Got Tonight’ Used by Leroy Bell to Bore ‘X Factor’ Judges
‘X Factor‘s’ oldest remaining contestant chose a song from an aging classic rocker during ‘Rock Night’ Wednesday night. Vocally, Leroy Bell did Bob Seger proud with his version of ‘We Got Tonight,’ but three of the four judges agreed that he needed to rock out a bit more.
“Rock week, you should have been a shark,” judge Simon Cowell said. “You acted like a gold fish.” L.A. Reid was equally harsh saying, “You look great, you sound great but you’re still not working it like a rock star.”
The 60-year-old is mentored by Nicole Sherzinger, and she and Paula Abdul had the nicest things to say about this member of the over 30 team. Earlier, she reminded Bell that his audience was women, and that he was becoming somewhat of a heart throb. It’s possible he fell into this description too much during this song as he failed to connect with or excite the audience. Sonically he was solid, even backed up by a team of gospel singers. But only Sherzinger remained optimistic about the Seattle, Wash. native’s chances for the $5 million grand prize.
The results show is on Thursday. One of these remaining 10 contestants will be sent home.
Watch LeRoy Bell Sing Bob Seger’s ‘We Got Tonight’ on ‘X Factor’