Restless Road sings tonight in semifinals

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Michael Becker/FOX Restless Road’s acoustic performance of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” on Dec. 4 won the band a spot in The X Factor semifinals.

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Week after week, the singers of The X Factor group Restless Road have continued to impress the judges and the audience of the FOX hit TV series. Tonight they will compete against three other performers in the show’s semifinals.

The country “man-band,” as they refer to themselves, consists of band members Zach Beeken, Colton Pack and Summerville’s own Andrew Scholz.

Scholz auditioned for The X Factor in May, the same week he graduated from Summerville High School, but was later put into a group by judge Simon Cowell.

Since then the group has improved every week, the judges say, and have quickly become a fan favorite.

Their most recent performance on Dec. 4, an acoustic country version of Avicii’s hit “Wake Me Up,” made it to No. 2 on the iTunes county chart.

The X Factor airs live on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on FOX. The contestants are competing for the affection of both the fans and the judges, who each have a hand in their survival on the show.

The entrants perform on Wednesday nights, after which fans can vote for their favorite performance. Thursday’s show begins with an immediate elimination – the contestant with the lowest number of votes. The next two contestants with the second and third lowest number of votes perform again, and the judges decide who will stay and who will go.

The other contestants in the top four are Alex & Sierra, Carlito Olivero and Jeff Gutt.

If they win, Restless Road will receive a cash prize as well as a recording contract to start their music careers.

To watch The X Factor and vote on your favorite performance, tune in to FOX at 8 p.m. tonight.

Check The Journal Scene next Wednesday to read about the results of this week’s elimination.

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