Coming all the way from Danese, West Virginia, Colton Pack auditioned for the FOX show “The X Factor” in New York. The up-and-coming country singer stepped on the stage to perform Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” and was able to win over the judges.
“We were just chatting a little bit,” judge Paulina Rubino started. “We were feeling that you were peachy.” The audience gave a little giggle, before she added, “I like you baby. I like you and I love how you sing.
Demi Lovato wasn’t as sold as Rubino at first, and said that Pack, at times, was a little pitchy. But she went on to praise the singer from West Virginia: “There were moments when I thought you were really interesting and you have a natural stage presence.”
Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland kept her comments short and sweet: “I think you have a very unique voice,” she said. “I dig you.”
Simon Cowell, who is typically a little bit harder to impress, seemed to take a liking to Pack the most. “I really, really, really like you,” the father-to-be told the singer. “I think the show would really benefit from an artist like you. I think people are really, really going to like you.” Cowell then touched on what Lovato said by tell Pack that he thinks he’ll keep getting better.
Pack was bombarded onstage with dozens of friends and family members after he found out that he had gotten “four fat yeses” from the judges and would continue to the next round of the competition.
Also to note: Twitter also had a penchant for the country singer, and even helped make his name a trending topic on the social media site.
“This contestant from West Virginia brought his whole town with him to hear him rock the stage in Long Island! Colton is on his way from a town with one stop sign to the road to stardom!”
“Colton Pack is numb after his experience with the X FACTOR judges and now he’s ready to sleep it off! Find out more about this perm-loving guy.”
More info on Colton Pack:
“Colton is an upcoming young country artist. He now has a band driving his strong vocals and is currently working in Nashville with successful songwriter/producer Jeff Stevens. He has recently had the opportunity to write with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters. Colton is excited about his future in country music.”
“Pack, who grew up singing in church, began singing country music during his freshman year attending Midland Trail High School. After winning a singing competition, Pack traveled to Nashville for an opportunity to record a three-track demo with Jeff Stevens, producer for famous country musician Luke Bryan.” READ MORE – Register-Herald.com
ARCHIVED VIDEO: Colton Pack Band – She’s Country @ Beckley Chili Night 2012