Even though he was in Japan, almost half a day ahead of us, Jason Brock was still kind enough to chat with us about his successes in just his first week of performing. Absolutely stunning the judges last week, we just had to find out what made Jason tick!
Fanlala: Can you tell us about the road to ‘The X Factor?’ What was it like auditioning and receiving the news that you’d be performing on the show?
Jason Brock: Wow, it’s been an amazing road. I went to the first audition thinking that maybe I have a chance to be on the show. I took a couple days off of work, and I was pretty bored with my job at the time. I was so happy they really loved me at my first audition, it was so incredible. I think I really made the right decision trying out. Some people think it would be impossible for me. I knew I was a talented singer, and it was amazing to hear what I heard from the judges.
F:When did you decide to start pursuing your music career?
JB: I always sang as a child, and my parents are singer/songwriters. They weren’t professionals, it was more of a hobby, but they always encouraged us as children. I have two brothers and a sister, and for all of us, it’s a part of life. I didn’t think I had any special talent until a lot later in life. Then people started telling me I could sing really well. It was about five to seven years ago that I realized that I really had any talent.
F: What made you choose ‘The X Factor’ over the other music programs that are on TV today?
JB: ‘The X Factor’ was in my city, so it was just the right place at the right time. I live in San Francisco, the auditions were in San Francisco, and I just thought “I really want to do that.” I really respect Simon who I knew was on the show. His opinion really matters, and I was a big fan of him back in the days of ‘American Idol.’
F: Tell us about your style and what you want to bring to the music industry.
JB: I always say it’s soulful. It’s like R&B, pop, jazz, and just a mix of different things. What I would bring to the music scene is really heartfelt music, and what I would sing would be really sincere. I hope what I put out would touch people and convey lots of emotion. A lot of people compare me to Adam Lambert, Elton John, Jack Black, and Adele. They are really good artists to be compared to. I just want to bring a really unique flavor to the table.
F: How did it feel to impress the likes of Britney and Demi, and just sweep all four judges to move onto the next round?
JB: Oh my gosh, that felt so amazing. It was the best thing ever, meeting them and just getting the response I did was incredible. It may be the best thing that ever happened to me. The response of “Jason, it is true, you really do have talent,” just left me feeling so validated. They would not say that if they didn’t mean it. LA Reid said that I was the best thing that could have happened to the song I sand, “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel.
I do have original music of my own, but I’m not sure yet if I’ll be doing it on the show.
We want to thank Jason again for taking the time to interview us from another country, he said about all of his supporters at the end, “I’d like to tell my fans and readers, thank you so much for supporting me. You’re so wonderful, and all of the people on Twitter and Facebook, I really appreciate what you’re saying. And to anyone who hasn’t heard of me yet, get in touch! I’ll talk to you if I can, I’m @jasonbroccoli on Twitter!”