When Chris Rene stepped on stage in front of millions of Americans and unleashed his self written song “Young Homie” in his first audition of the mega hit FOX’s “X-Factor”, all the judges knew they were seeing the birth of a star.  Then when we got to know Chris and his story, his battle back from drug addiction, his relationship with his son, and a dark place that few can imagine, America just fell in love with the kid!  After making it to the finals of the show with his unique style of swagger, voice, edginess, and charisma, the star wasn’t just a dream anymore, it was a reality, and now that star is releasing his debut EP, “I’m Right Here” with everyone from Perez Hilton to Ryan Seacrest to L.A. Reid praising the incredible new album.  With performances in New York tonight at the Hard Rock Times Square, LA in a few weeks, and Anderson LIVE on 10/08, America is now seeing the beginnings of a dream come true, and Chris Rene is about to take his next step into super stardom!  And the great thing is, it couldn’t be happening to a better person.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with X-Factor Finalist and Fan Favorite Chris Rene in NYC on the day after the release of his debut EP “I’m Right Here” to talk about his fairy tale journey from garbage collector to Pop Star, what it has been like transitioning from X-Factor to budding artist, the experience on X-Factor, and he even gives us a LIVE ACOUSTIC performance that will blow your mind.  Make sure to catch him in NYC tonight if you are in town because the kid does not disappoint, and pick up “I’m Right Here”!!

Here is my exclusive sit down interview with one of music’s brightest stars Chris Rene!

And an incredible LIVE performance of one of his terrific songs off the debut EP “I’m Right Here”!