Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Wednesday night, Summerville High School alumnus Andrew Scholz will compete with his band Restless Road on the FOX television series The X Factor. The 12 musical performers on the show are vying for the public’s votes, which will determine if the musicians advance to the next round.
The show airs at 8 p.m. tomorrow night, and the public may vote by calling, texting, using a mobile app or going online. While most of the voting closes Wednesday night, online voting will be open until 10 a.m. Thursday.
To offer their support, Summerville High School has made arrangements to open their computer labs so interested parties may participate, according to Michelle Leviner, assistant principal.
She said Superintendent Joe Pye gave permission for the school to unblock the website from its internet filter so students and employees may vote.
Scholz auditioned for The X Factor the same week he graduated from Summerville this past May.
Although he was originally admitted as a solo competitor, judge Simon Cowell placed him in a group with two other male singers.
According to Leviner, Scholz became interested in music through his local youth group and has performed at local venues such as O’Lacy’s Pub and Palmetto Flats. He also performed at his high school graduation.
“Last August he started playing at The Flats and it was funny for me because I knew Andrew when he went to school with our kids,” said Chris Bauer, the owner of Palmetto Flats. “He was so green, but he was good and had talent, you could see it.”
For more information on voting, go to www.TheXFactorUSA.com/vote.