Friday, September 21, 2012

Local Traumatic singer appears on 'X Factor'

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Julia Bullock, singer of the Charlotte pop-rock band the Local Traumatic, appeared on last night's episode of X Factor and sang a slinky, Gwen Stefani-esque version Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks." The competition/reality TV show is similar to American Idol, but on X Factor, the judges — Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears (How is the queen of lip synching fit to judge a vocal competition?) and Demi Lovato — also mentor the singers.


Bullock was given four "yes" votes to move on in the competition — if she had only been given a nod by Britney Spears or Demi Lovato, we would have laughed, and Cowell's only in it for the money, but L.A. Reid gives some credibility to the process. Then again, the judges also seemed more focused on Bullock's image than her vocals, which have a similar cadence and vibrato to Stefani.

Of course, with Bullock moving on in the show, the future of the Local Traumatic now remains in limbo...

Julia Bullock, 18. Auditions Greensboro NC ~ The... by HumanSlinky

Here's the same song with her band:

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