Astro Makes the Crowd ‘Jump’ With His Rhymes on ‘X Factor’
Backed by an old school dance team, Astro challenged the crowd to get up and dance while he brought the heat, stirring his own innovative rhymes with the 1992 hip-hop mantra 'Jump' by Kris Kross. Despite the fact that the original track was recorded before Astro was even thought of, he owned the song -- and those watching.
The understandably cocky Brooklyn team had the entire live audience chanting "Factor" after he screamed each "X" into his cordless mic, which in the end got him a standing ovation from everyone in the oversized room.
"You shut it down," Nicole Scherzinger told him after his performance. Paula Abdul echoed, "This is what you're going to be doing for the rest of your life," and joked that Astro is actually L.A. Reid's son and should be disqualified.
Simon Cowell, who dubbed Astro obnoxious and full of himself from the get-go, spun that into a mega compliment on Tuesday's 2.5 hour competition, saying, "You just come out on this stage, 14-years-old, live, and you just killed everybody. And that's what I like."
When it was his turn to talk, Reid jabbed the other judges, saying he is sure they don't have anything that can match what he's got in his deck. Based on Astro's performance, we'd say he's probably spot on.
Watch Astro Perform 'Jump' on 'X Factor'