Josh Krajcik is one inspirational Chiver (28 Photos)

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Just a few short weeks ago, Josh Krajcik was slinging burritos in Columbus, Ohio. Most people who visited the burrito joint where Josh worked would never guess that Josh has an amazing vocal gift. The 30 year-old Midwesterner had always dreamed of sharing his soulful voice with the world. To that end, his awesome mother drove him across the country to audition for The X-Factor. As you'll see in the video below, Josh crushed the audition. Then last week, Josh was named to the Final 11 contestants competing for the life-changing $5 Million dollar prize.

When he arrived in Los Angeles, Josh contacted me. He simply wanted to let me know that theCHIVE has helped keep him calm through all the insanity. I posted the photo below in the DAR on Monday and Josh also wanted me to personally thank the Chivers for all their support in the comments, as well as the LOL's.

Josh is the ultimate underdog and he's also one of the most genuine people I've met. And tonight he's going to take the stage on The X-Factor to attempt to bring himself one step closer to his dream. I know a lot of Chivers are fans of The X-Factor, and many of us prefer to watch Top Gear on BBC America (b/c it's awesome). But tonight one of our own is going out to perform and the Chivers can help affect the outcome.

The X Factor starts tonight at 8/7c on Fox. You can vote Toll-free and Verizon Text message. You can even vote online at TheXFactorUSA.

Let's show our support Josh, he's an inspiration and the world is a better place with him entertaining us in it. Makes me proud to be a Chiver. Good luck tonight, Josh!

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Josh’s amazing audition below.

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  • jeremy thompson

    #27, #38

    Class act is right. I used to work on a show very much like this one (hint) and most talent would never bother to learn a single crew member name much less ask THEM for a photo. Josh really is the everyman and I wish him the best of luck

    • Paula's Vagina

      This show is terrible and Josh better not get his hopes up. He is nowhere talented enough to win.

      • That guy...

        what do you know? you're just a blue waffle infested replica of an Arby's roast beef sandwich

        • medtxpack

          im glad i already ate lunch.

      • A BiPolar Guy

        For sure because Simon tells EVERY candidate that they floored him, that he never expected to be surprised again but that Josh did it. And the other judges tell everyone to quit their day jobs after hearing them sing once. It really doesn't matter if he wins or not, he could lose as there are other factors there than and how good he is – but he's made. He has a music career and he'll outdo whoever does win, if iit isn't him.

    • Fry

      Not sure if Chiver….or X Factor marketing scheme

      • DrROBOTO

        he's made? lol then wheres any of the american idol singers? fucking nowhere.guess why? cuz simply being able to sing does NOT mean you can make good MUSIC!! All these shows are fucking stupid.I go to local bars and hear people karaoke all the time very well, this does not make them musicians. Play an instrument, write your own music be creative and then your a musician, but hey good luck, ride the train of fame as long as you can.Use it while you have it to make money somehow, but dont expect a music career.

        • derbymon

          I'm in the Biz.

        • Randall Gallegos

          to prove the point that he is more than a voice… here ya go…
          now then with THAT being said… quit trying to piss in the mans cherios.

          • Randall Gallegos

            ps. if you want more proof you can check out the "related videos" for more of his stuff…

            • mtk

              He has got class and an identity not like all those generic singers out there. Best of luck to him.

          • SimonPhoenix

            well played sir!

    • HotDogFingers

      Awesome post, Chive. Josh is from my tiny hometown of Wooster, Ohio (before Josh, known mostly for Amish people, Coccia House pizza, and meth.) It's so nice to see a sweet, humble, hometown boy make it to the top. Good luck and Chive on, Josh!

      • NiteRunner

        Mmmm. Coccia House pizza!

        It is great to see a local get this kind of pub.

  • - N

    Awesome, good luck!

    • Simon Cowell

      dude fucking RULES

  • DAC9

    A-w-e-s-o-m-o gallery

  • mark l.


    Used to watch him sing at the bars in Columbus, everybody always stopped in their tracks. Very nice guy too. Way to rep the midwest, Josh!

    • Robert

      I saw him too! He truly has an amazing talent. Rooting for you all the way, Josh!

  • jroc


    • Tuff Guy


    • Adrianna Fitzwater

      Boo you whore.

    • LG_

      Spelling/name-calling fail, but most importantly, personal fail. If you think this man is a 'douche' you have some serious issues.

      • Shevyridenhigh

        Jroc and Tuff Guy probably sling burritos for a living

      • Jordan

        Lauren G hating on you; Ultimate diss.

      • CNG

        LG I want to make you pregnant.

      • the truth

        speaking of grammatical errors, "fail" is a verb. not a noun or an adjective.

    • joe

      I don't understand why you feel the need to hate? Why not just be happy for a regular guy that managed to get a break? Shows how pitiful a life you must lead if you have to call a guy names just to make yourself feel better.

      • The Joker

        Because it's fun?

    • oprah


    • Dave

      Dude, stop hating since you don't posses even 1 millionth of a percentage of this mans talent.

  • Winston

    That goddam video keeps making me cry in my cubicle. I'm trying to be a man over here.

    Damn you, Josh. Good luck


    • Sinjin Lewis

      yeah, i teared up a little too (no homo) – but yeah it's really inspirational

      • um_yeah

        no-homo LMAO I love that clip!

  • a_schoenoprasum

    #7, #9, #12, #21

    is this guy some sort of giant, or is everyone working in hollywood tiny?

    • ROK247

      the man has a giants hands, thats for sure. you know what they say about a guy with big hands: hard to find gloves that fit.

    • Takingbackcider

      He should have crushed Sandler's head when he had the chance!

      • Jason Ciotti

        Probably still too late to not make Jack & Jill

    • Woody

      #7 ….. MOAR !!!!!!!!

    • Paula's Vagina

      Absolutely, a giant douche nozzle

    • McBanger

      you forgot #3

    • HowRude

      Real nice, asshole.


    • Smoke-n-Water

      MOAR of #7 and #9

  • chiver


    If Josh wore BMF or Keep Calm on the show, the internet would explode

    • Jason

      I'd be getting pics with her too!

    • Grodon

      Bill Mucking Furray?
      I concur

  • Bob

    #21 ch-ch-ch-chia!

    • Barry McKokkinner


  • Michael G

    Go Josh!

    • Vincent Villette

      What is it wrong with the audience for f*** sake ?? Can't you let the man sing his song ?? Okay for the pop the first time you become aware of his talent, but then every single freakin' time his going high on notes ?? Really ?? God damn it

  • Jayavc

    He has a great voice..(Thank you Mr. Obvious)…maybe you could have him perform at the next meet up…

  • chicago

    Best of Luck winning the $5 million Chiver-dude.

    I hope you rage-f*cked #7 and #20 by the way.

    • The_Stif

      hahaha, who even thinks of that to say? Funny shit.

      • chicago

        I'm still laughing…

    • Floriduh

      shit is funny

  • damon


    Oddly comforting that you can still contact John and get ahold of him. I was having issues uploading the photo to the chive and wrote some email cursing like you do when you think nobody is going to answer. John wrote me back in 10 minutes, not some Indian from customer support (nothing against India or their amazing food)

    • Orien

      Not that Indian customer service couldn't be pulling a "this is Peggy"…

    • kw1q51lv3r

      Is that you, Josh? You make me feel like I might as well shut up and learn sweep-picking.

  • Steve

    3:13 to 3:15…..Find Her!

    • Jason

      The blonde sitting behind the judges looks pretty smoking hot too!

  • jrey81

    He's got my vote… and hopefully he coaxed #7 & #24 into chivettehood

  • Nikki

    Awesome! You've got my vote. Best of luck to you, Josh!

  • Lefty8

    #4 He just better be glad he isn't facing Rebecca Black in this competition. Good luck man. I'll be watching the show for the first time tonight, so Chive On and kick ass.

  • Matt

    I can't hold back the tears when they cut to his mom backstage while he's singing and she's closing her eyes with her hands out. I'm tearing up just writing about it.

  • Fan

    Damnit, now my eyes are leaking! Awesome job bro… Win it all!

  • Adam

    #7 Ha Ha that's random didn't even know my friend Bridgit was currently working on this show. Man I miss SO CAL I've been stationed up in the bay area for too long. This guy is awesome who takes the time to meet the entire crew best of luck JOSH.

    • Justin T.

      Dude if you actually know her then tell her to send in some pics for sexy chivers.

      • Woody

        Doubtful he knows her, or any woman for that matter….

  • stabbyjake

    #7 – Who else wants to see her in a post on Friday????

    • Dirty Dougie

      MOAR!! lol

    • Jason Ciotti

      Today wouldn't have been bad either…it is Hump Day…BYB is also acceptable.

    • 0_0


    • hMMMM

      I'd rather see #20

    • SenatorBurns!


  • DSB

    MF'n awesome!

  • Lowrent75

    Fantastic. Good luck.

  • Josh

    Chiving may have helped this dude go far on the show.

    • Hunter X

      I just hope that the Chive doesn't get used for 'evil'. The power of the Chive has been proven, and I'd hate for the Chive and Chivers to be fooled into supporting a fraud one day…from someone willing to take advantage of kind hearts and the awesome power we wield…

      • the truth

        get a life.

  • lovebeingachivette

    holy hell that guy in #18 is just my type, put him in my mouth please! lol…chive on josh!

    • Turduckenn

      not sure if troll

      or really horny chivette

      • lovebeingachivette

        just recently divorced, really horny (not fat, lol) chivette. i guess i'm not thick skinned enough for the internets, just didn't expect to be picked on in chive comments.

    • Huell

      Why is he your type?

      • lovebeingachivette

        cute, tall, scraggly, looks easy going, beefy, hot! whats not to like? lol

        • Hunter X

          I'm growing my beard out, and hitting the gym again tomorrow, if that's all it takes to get chicks to wanna give you head….

          • lovebeingachivette

            couldn't hurt!

            • Hunter X

              I'm in love with you and you're attitude!

              • TimmyT

                holy shit I can't spell. you got all the blood going to the wrong head…:p

                • lovebeingachivette

                  why thank you! just promise me you'll put that boner to good use

                  • TimmyT

                    both the wife and I are working late tonight…(not together :( )
                    can't promise, unless you can come take care of me…. ;)

                    • lovebeingachivette

                      im gonna go out on a limb and guess we live nowhere near each other, im in colorado…

                    • TimmyT

                      crap. not as far away as we could be….but not close enough. Indiana

                    • Jackbenimble

                      TimmyT – I hope to God lovebeingachivette is a man…and he rapes the hell out of you.

                    • TimmyT

                      doesn't matter. had sex.

                      Haha! I hear ya, though.

                    • lovebeingachivette

                      lol, im not a dude, but probably never going to get to indiana, honestly

                    • Guest

                      I'd hate to be your wife…

                    • lovebeingachivette

                      yeah! and what he said! go home and bang your wife for

                    • Guesty

                      $1k says that lovebeingachivette is a fatass. crazy how fanboys get so worked up over words on the internet…

    • Micks

      hhaha great reply

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