Chris Rene
Contestant Profile
Birth Date 25 December 1982
Age 36
Hometown Santa Cruz, California


Category Boys
Mentor LA Reid
Placement 3/17
Christopher Dean Rene (born 25 December 1982) is an American hip hop singer. He auditioned for Season 1 of The X Factor USA and made it all the way to the final as part of the Boys category mentored by LA Reid.

Due to the eliminations of Phillip Lomax, Astro and Marcus Canty, Rene was the only act left in his category. He finished in 3rd place behind runner-up Josh Krajcik and winner Melanie Amaro.


Episode Theme Song Result
Audition 1 Free choice "Young Homie" Advanced
Bootcamp 1 Solo performance "Sexual Healing" Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Group performance " What's Going On" Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Auditionee's choice " Every Breath You Take" Advanced
Judges' houses Free choice "Everyday People" Advanced
Week 1 Free choice "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" Saved
Week 2 American anthems "Superstar" Safe
Week 3 Songs from movies "Gangsta's Paradise" Safe
Week 4 Rock "No Woman, No Cry" / "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" Safe
Week 5 Giving thanks "Let It Be" / "Young Homie" Safe
Week 6 Songs by Michael Jackson "I'll Be There" Safe
Week 7 Dance music hits "Live Your Life" Safe
Contestant's choice "Where Do We Go from Here"
Week 8: Semi final Pepsi Challenge songs "Fly" Safe
Get me to the final songs "No One"
Week 9: Final Celebrity duets "Complicated" (with Avril Lavigne) Eliminated (3rd)
Winner's song "Young Homie"
Christmas songs "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
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Chris Rene

US Season 1 Finalists
AstroChris ReneDexter HaygoodDrewInTENsityJosh KrajcikLakoda RayneLeRoy BellMarcus CantyMelanie AmaroPhillip LomaxRachel CrowSimone BattleStacy FrancisThe Brewer BoysThe Stereo HogzzTiah Tolliver