From our onine news partner The Seattle Times comes the news that 60-year-old LeRoy Bell of Edmonds is still alive on FOX’s competitive singing TV show “The X-Factor,” in a field of 12 acts.
Currently split evenly between boys, girls, singers over 30 and multi-person groups — judged by Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul — one act gets the boot each week from here on out. Performances are Wednesday, eliminations Thursday. America starts voting Nov. 2.
You can see music writer Andrew Matson’s rankings of the 12 acts (he puts Bell at No. 2) here.