How great was the scruffy-looking Josh Krajcik on “The X Factor” Wednesday night (Sept. 28)? The show pulled the ol’ switcheroo on us, because he looked like a goof audition, but then he opened his mouth and “At Last” came out like if Bob Seger took on Etta James.

Simon says, “I’ve gotta say, Josh. I always thought after a few auditions over the years I wouldn’t be surprised again. And then you started singing and it just blew me away. You are honest. You didn’t come out here with any gimmicks. Good for you.”

L.A. Reid says, “I get why you’re dressed like that. You aren’t foolin’ me for a second. This is your before, because the after’s gonna be … you are too good, you are way too good.”

And Paula adds, “There are just certain voices that the second you open your mouth to sing, it gets in our skin. What a treat.”

What a treat indeed. What did you think, “X Factor” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."