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Josh Krajcik Performs Rolling Stones’ ‘Wild Horses’ on ‘X Factor’

Josh Krajcik

Tonight (Nov. 22) on ‘X Factor,’ each contestant was asked to perform a song in dedication to an important person in his or her life. Josh Krajcik, a soulful rocker, belted out a heartfelt rendition of the Rolling Stones‘ ‘Wild Horses’ in tribute to his daughter.

Before the performance, Krajcik detailed how he had his daughter when he was 17, and since broke up with her mother. His daughter is now 13, and Kracjik said, “The whole reason I’m here [on ‘X Factor’] is for her. I hope that she watches and says ‘Wow, that’s my dad.'”

Krajcik sat alone at a piano and delivered a powerful rendition of the Stones’ classic off 1971’s ‘Sticky Fingers.’ The scruffy singer proved to be one of the strongest contestants of the night and certainly did the song justice.

He received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges were blown away. All four of them praised him with the highest of compliments, and his tearful mentor Nicole Scherzinger took it one step further: “I strongly believe that your music can change the world.”

Scherzinger’s statement might be a bit much. Let’s remember that it wasn’t his music, but that of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Still, kudos to Krajcik for a stellar performance of ‘Wild Horses.’

Watch Josh Krajcik Perform the Rolling Stones’ ‘Wild Horses’

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