When he was just 16-years-old, Josh Krajcik schemed his way onto the stage of a bar near his hometown of Wooster, Ohio. Earning $100 for his four-hour debut gig, the singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist decided that night to devote his life to making music. Over the next 14 years, Krajcik fronted a host of musical projects and eventually shared the stage with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae, The Fray and appeared on the Bonnaroo Music Festival’s 2006 lineup. But by 2011 Krajcik was fighting to sustain his music career, and ended up taking a job at a burrito joint to make ends meet. On a whim, Krajcik then auditioned for The X Factor USA—and soon found himself wowing audiences with his gravelly-rich voice and stirring delivery on the show’s premiere season. Josh won the hearts of America, gained a healthy new addition to his fan base and finished as runner-up. He returned this past November on one of X Factor 2012's finale episodes to perform first single "One Thing She'll Never Know." Following his striking performance, Josh released a self-titled digital EP that debuted at #5 on the Billboard New Artist chart.