Tim Cifers Is Proud to Be the Lone Redneck on ‘X Factor’
'X Factor' contestant Tim Cifers concedes that he's a little out-numbered in Hollywood. As the only representative of country music, the North Carolina native says it's difficult to leave an impression in Los Angeles.
"You know how us rednecks are," Cifers told the Q Morning Crew on WQDR in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday morning. "[There's] more impact when it's a group of us."
He seems to be making an impression on the judges, though. After making the Top 32 last week, Cifers was grouped with the other solo male contestants to work with judge L.A. Reid. While Reid doesn't have a strong country background, the 29-year-old revealed that he'd received mostly positive feedback.
Simon Cowell also crowed about Cifers following his group performance of Rascal Flatts' 'I Won't Let Go' last Thursday. The contestants were offstage and didn't hear his feedback, so Cifers -- a Jason Aldean fan -- got a nice jolt when he watched the episode's airing. Cifers said the song wasn't one he'd have chosen.
"If you go back and watch that clip, you'll see the rest of the group get really excited ... I was like, 'Well,'" he admitted.
Cifers is back home in North Carolina as the show is airing previously taped episodes. He lives in Willow Spring, N.C., just 13 miles away from Scotty McCreery's hometown of Garner, N.C. He said he went to McCreery's 18th birthday celebration last weekend, but didn't say if he had time to get any advice from the 'American Idol' winner. He later admitted that he even attends the same church as McCreery.
Find out if Cifers is strong enough to continue through the competition during tonight's episode of 'X Factor' at 8PM on Fox.
Watch Tim Cifers + His Group Sing Rascal Flatts' 'I Won't Let Go' on 'X Factor'