Ngaphantsi konyaka odlulileyo, uChris Rene, umqokeleli wenkunkuma waseSanta Cruz nowachacha ekhobokeni, wayekwindlela yentshabalalo. Kakhulu ngaloo nto. Indlela azifumana ekuyo ngoku ingakhokelela kwikhontrakthi yokurekhoda ye-5 yezigidi zeedola kunye nodumo olubanzi.



Emva kokusinda kwinkqubo yophicotho-zincwadi kwilizwe lonke, uRene uphakathi kwe-17 yabagqwesileyo abaza kukhuphisana ngoLwesibini kuhlelo lokuqala lwangoLwesibini lwe-X Factor, umboniso wetalente yomculo owenziwe ngowayesakuba yijaji yaseMelika ye-Idol uSimon Cowell. Ungomnye weemvumi ezine zamadoda ezifundiswa yijaji yeX Factor kunye nomphathi womculo u-LA Reid.

Liphupha elingaphaya kwephupha, u-Rene onomdla wathi ngexesha lodliwano-ndlebe lwefowuni kwiveki ephelileyo. Ndiyakhubeka, ngokuqinisekileyo.





URene, oneminyaka engama-28 ubudala, unebali lobuqu elibuhlungu elifunwa ngabavelisi bakamabonwakude. Ulikhoboka leziyobisi kunye notywala xa wayekwishumi elivisayo, wenze i-stint kwi-rehab ekuqaleni kwalo nyaka kwaye uyazingca ngokubanga ukuba ebesele enxilile ukusukela ekupheleni kuka-Epreli. Unethemba lokuba i-X Factor exposure iya kumnceda ukuba abonelele ngobomi obungcono kubantwana bakhe abancinci ababini, uRyan, 3, no-Eliya, 6.

Elo bali lingasemva libuhlungu lingaphezulu kokuhambelana netalente kaRene kunye nothando lwakhe. Uvavanyo lwakhe lokuqala luka-Young Homie, ingoma yoqobo yehip-hop ephefumlelwe ngokuyinxenye yimizabalazo yakhe, yothusa abagwebi kwaye sele ifumene ngaphezulu kwe-6 yezigidi zeengoma kuYouTube.



Iyaphambana indlela uThixo asebenza ngayo ebomini bam ngoku, utshilo uRene. Intliziyo yam ivakala ilungile kwaye inkulu kakhulu. Konke oku kuyonwabisa kakhulu, kodwa kwangaxeshanye, kuyathobeka kwaye kuthomalalisa. Ndifuna nje abantu bawuve umculo wam.

UReid, okhethe ngokwakhe uRene ukuba abe kwiqela lakhe, uqinisekile ukuba umculo uya kuviwa.



UChris ngokuqinisekileyo ngoyena mgqatswa wethu udumileyo, utshilo uReid ngexesha lenkomfa. Unetalente ekhethekileyo kakhulu enezwi elinomdla elimbeka kwindawo ethile phakathi komculi kunye ne-rapper. Ukuba ufumanisa into ayithandayo, uya kuphila.

URene uye waba ngumhlali wesibini waseSanta Cruz kulo nyaka ukwenza i-splash enkulu kumboniso wenyani womculo. URocker uJames Durbin wayeyenye yezibane eziqaqambileyo kwelona xesha lonyaka lamva nje leAmerican Idol kwaye, njengoko kwavelayo, lasebenza ngokungangqalanga njengenkuthazo kuRene.



Andizange ndeva ngaye, kodwa ndabona ibali kwiphephandaba elithetha ngaye ndaza ndamjonga kumabonakude, utshilo uRene. Ndandingathi: ‘Wowu, uyalawula laa mfo!’ Wandikhuthaza, ngokuqinisekileyo.

Izenzo zikaDurbin, eneneni, zazinoRene owayefuna ukuzama i-Idol, kodwa wafunda ukuba wayesengozini yokuphulukana nomda wobudala bomdlalo. Emva koko udadewabo, uGina, naye oyimvumi, wamxelela nge-X Factor, kwaye bobabini bagqiba ekubeni baphicothe. UGina wapheliswa ngexesha lenkampu ye-boot yenxalenye yomboniso, kodwa kungekhona ngaphambi kokuba enze i-duet ehambayo kunye nomntakwabo kwi-Marvin Gaye's Yintoni eyenzekayo.



IiRenes ziphuma kuluhlu olude lweemvumi. Utata wabo yayinguGoogie Rene ongasekhoyo, imvumi yomphefumlo/yejazi kunye nombhali weengoma, kwaye utatomkhulu wabo, uLeon, wayengumbhali weengoma ophum’ izandla obhale iingoma ezininzi, eziquka iRockin’ Robin, ebhalwe nguJackson 5 nabanye.

UChris waqala kwishishini eneminyaka eyi-12, xa umama wakhe wamthengela isiginci sakhe sokuqala. Uqhubekile waseka iqela lepunk elibizwa ngokuba yiDiversion kunye nomntakwabo, uMike, kunye nommelwane. Ngeminyaka eyi-18, wayengena ngakumbi kumculo womphefumlo kunye nehip-hop.

Wayengena nakwiziyobisi. URene waqala ngentsangu emva koko wadlulela kwicocaine kunye nemethamphetamine. Nangona ngabom engacacanga kwiinkcukacha, wathi ekugqibeleni wafudukela eLos Angeles, apho wenza izigqibo ezimbi kwaye wachitha ixesha elithile ehlala ezitratweni.

Kwakungekho ndawo enye ephantsi. Ndandinezingaphezu kwesinye. Ndandisendleleni yentshabalalo, wakhumbula. Ndaziva ndingenamandla. Ubomi bam babungalawuleki. Kwafuneka ndiyinikele kuThixo. Ndathi kuye, ‘Ndifuna uncedo lwakho. Ndiya kwenza nantoni na ofuna ndiyenze.’

URene wangena kwiziko lokulungisa izinto eSanta Cruz, apho wabulawula khona ubomi bakhe.

Ndivele ndakhulula yonke into ibindibambezela watsho. Namhlanje, konke malunga nokuqhubela phambili.

Kodwa ukuqhubela phambili kwi-X Factor ngokwendalo kuya kuzisa uxinzelelo olungakumbi, kwaye mhlawumbi nezilingo zesitayile saseHollywood. Ngethuba lokuphicothwa kwe-audition, bobabini uReid noCowell babonisa inkxalabo malunga nokukwazi kukaRene ukuhlala kwindlela efanelekileyo. URene uqinisekile ukuba uya kwenjenjalo.

Kuthatha umsebenzi omninzi, umzamo omkhulu. Kodwa ndineqela elikhulu lenkxaso, utshilo. Ndiye ndafunda ukuba ubomi buxhomekeke kwizigqibo ozenzayo.

Ukuza kuthi ga ngoku, uReid uyayithanda into ayibonayo.

UChris usinike ilizwi lakhe lokuba uya kuhlala ethe tye kwaye ndiyamthatha ngokwelizwi lakhe, utshilo. Ngalo lonke ixesha ndimbona ubonakala engcono. Nantoni na ayenzayo iyasebenza. Ndinokholo lokuba uya kuvela njengenkwenkwezi kunye nendoda esinokuzingca ngayo.

Funda iblogi yeTV kaChuck Barney kuyo http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/category/tv nimlandele ke http://twitter.com/chuckbarney .

'I-x factor'

Xa: 8pm uLwesibini
Apho: Fox
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