Shreveport’s Willie Jones – Exclusive Interview [AUDIO&VIDEO]
18-year-old Willie Jones III of Shreveport, also known as 'Trey," wowed the X Factor judges last Thursday night. Willie turned 18 this past Sunday and graduated from Captain Shreve High School earlier this Spring.
On April 14, 2012, Willie competed in the local X Factor auditions at Pierre Bossier Mall with Fox 33 and K945 where he reigned supreme... earning himself a guaranteed audition in front of X Factor producers at the auditions in Greensboro.
After a 14-hour drive with his family, Willie found his dreams realized as he received four yeses from the super star panel of judges.
Simon Cowell told Willie he was 'destined for stardom' and had a 'sensational recording voice' after hearing his rendition of Josh Turner's Your Man. Demi Lovato appreciated his 'sic style' calling his sleeveless cut-off U.S. Flag denim vest and high top fade 'very Fresh Prince of Bel Air.' Britney Spears later tweeted that Willie was '#LouisianaBredandButtered.' L.A. Reid called Jones 'an absolute original.' We absolutely agree!
With the Boot Camp portion of the show kicking off next week on Fox 33, Willie says he'll be happy with any of the coaches as his mentor. Find out what else Willie has to say about his instant stardom in our exclusive interview with Shreveport sensation, Willie 'Trey' Jones III! Thank you so much Willie for taking the time to talk to us!
Willie talks about watching his performance on "The X Factor" from his Shreveport home
Willie talks about who he would like as his mentor during the Boot Camp portion of the show, his first concert, visiting his alma mater Captain Shreve and whether or not Demi Lovato was crushing on him
Willie talks about being legal, boot camp and what he'd do with the $5,000,000 recording contract if he wins
Willie talks about Shreveport local Dez Duron on the Voice and the Academy of Children's Theater
Willie talks about selecting Josh Turner's song "Your Man" for his audition
Willie talks about the cattiness of some contestants back stage