Stereo Hogzz Wow Simon Cowell With ‘Rhythm Nation’ Performance on ‘X Factor’
Stereo Hogzz were the first of 12 finalists to perform on 'X Factor' this evening, and they made their mentor Paula Abdul mighty proud with their performance. The quintet of singers/dancers performed an amazing, concert-like rendition of Janet Jackson's 1989 hit 'Rhythm Nation.'
The guys from Stereo Hogzz did a great job with putting their own spin on 'Rhythm Nation' while staying true to the original video's choreography. Wearing matching military-inspired red outfits, Stereo Hogzz marched around stage a la Ms. Jackson in 'Rhythm Nation' and performed a complete choreographed dance breakdown, all while singing pitch-perfect. Their performance felt like a full-blown arena concert, with an army of backup dancers and energetic stage presence.
The 'X Factor' judges and the crowd loved Stereo Hogzz, and Simon Cowell gave them one of the biggest compliments we have ever heard on a singing competition. "Not only do I think you are one of the best group that I've seen on this competition. I work on a record label and I don't think there's a band in the world better than you," Simon said. "I just wish I was mentoring you -- This is so annoying!"
It's up to you, 'X Factor' viewers. Do you think they deserve to win the $5 million recording contract with Sony?