Elk Grove Resident Competes on Fox's 'X Factor'

Singer Daryl Black is a contestant on the national reality show.

A month after speed-painter David Garibaldi represented Sheldon High School on primetime television, another Elk Grove resident is competing on a national reality show.

Daryl Black, 37, is competing on the Fox show "X Factor," which airs Wednesday at 8 p.m.

"My wife is proud of me, my kids are proud of me," Black said on a recent episode. "That's what drives me."

He brought his wife and two of his five kids to his audition before the show's judges, where a soulful rendition of Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts" led judge Simon Cowell to compare him to Nat King Cole.

He's one of the top 24 contestants on the show, which will award a $5 million record contract to its winner.

"Today is judgement day on #xfactor," Black wrote on Twitter Wednesday ahead of the day's episode. "I'm excited and nervous but no matter what I'm grateful."


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Victor Calderon October 18, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Good luck Daryl!
Dori Weber October 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Did anyone notice that last night was a rerun and that we didn't get to find out who they chose?? I was so looking forward to the results :(
Victor Calderon October 19, 2012 at 07:30 PM
The rain-delayed Giants game cut into the TV schedule but I believe I read that that X Factor episode will run next week.


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