Spencer Kaufman is the Editor-in-Chief of Loudwire. He grew up playing stickball and basketball in Brooklyn, N.Y., before graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communication Arts. He has been a professional music journalist for more than a decade in New York City. He digs punk, hardcore and industrial music, and fondly remembers the time Iggy Pop landed on him after a stage dive. His favorite movie is 'Taxi Driver' and he once played in a fictional college band called the Raging De Niros.
‘X Factor’ Judges Not Feeling Rachel Crow’s Rendition of The Jacksons’ ‘Can You Feel It’
Rachel Crow was a victim of poor song choice tonight on the Michael Jackson edition of 'X Factor.' With all the great King of Pop songs to choose from, somehow Crow was given the Jacksons' marginal hit 'Can You Feel It' to sing.
Rachel Crow Sees the Light With Etta James’ ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ on ‘X Factor’
Rachel Crow, who is only 13 years old, picked a song this week on 'X Factor' that truly depicted the amazing maturity of her voice. She took on legendary blues singer Etta James and her hit 'I'd Rather Go Blind,' wowing everyone in the building.
Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley Channels Eminem on ‘X Factor’ With ‘Lose Yourself’
The 15-year-old rapping sensation known as Brian 'Astro' Bradley took on Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' and added his very own lyrics to the song, making for a memorable performance on the movie soundtrack edition of 'X Factor' tonight.
Marcus Canty Shows He’s ‘Down’ With Crooning on ‘X Factor’
Marcus Canty, the R&B singer from Baltimore, Md., showed his impressive crooning skills tonight on 'X Factor' with a stunning version of 'I'm Going Down,' a Rose Royce tune from the soundtrack to the movie 'Car Wash.'
Marcus Canty Rocks ‘Every Little Step’ on ‘X Factor’
Marcus Canty, an R&B singer with a smooth voice and smooth moves, took on a song by a singer known for those same characteristics -- Bobby Brown. It wasn't a stretch for Canty, but he rocked 'Every Little Step' of the song like a true pro on tonight's 'X Factor.'…
Melanie Amaro Delivers Flawless Rendition of ‘Desperado’ on ‘X Factor’
Melanie Amaro was worried about stepping out of her R&B comfort zone to tackle the Eagles' classic rock hit 'Desperado' on the 'X Factor' tonight.
Rachel Crow Brings ‘Sunshine’ to ‘X Factor’
Rachel Crow sang an altered version of Katrina and the Waves' '80s hit 'Walking on Sunshine' on tonight's Top 12 edition of 'X Factor,' impressing all four of the show's judges.
Drew Ryniewicz Turns ‘Flashdance’ Theme Into Ballad and Wows ‘X Factor’ Judges
Drew Ryniewicz, the 14-year-old sensation from Chino Valley, Ariz., took a pop classic, 'Flashdance ... What a Feeling' and turned it into an haunting yet beautiful ballad on tonight's edition of 'X Factor.'
Josh Krajcik Proves His Voice Is ‘Forever Young’ With Bob Dylan Song on ‘X Factor’
Josh Krajcik, who is part of Nicole Scherzinger's over 30s group on 'X Factor,' performed Bob Dylan's 'Forever Young' on 'X Factor' tonight and didn't miss a note.
Lakoda Rayne ‘Come On’ to the ‘X Factor’ Judges With a Stellar Performance
Lakoda Rayne, the all-girl quartet made up of one-time individual contestants on 'X Factor,' wowed the judges with an impressive performance of the '80s hit 'Come On Eileen' by Dexys Midnight Runners.