After the live show of X Factor last night, we got to chat with the three country boys of the season-- Andrew Scholz, Colton Pack and Zach Beeken--AKA Restless Road. Following the theme of '80s night, the guys put their country touch on Kenny Loggins' "Footloose."
"That's probably the best performance we've ever done," said Colton. "It was so much fun, something completely different than we've ever got to do. We took inspiration from [Blake Shelton's cover], and it's kind of like a country rock song. We had a great time with it."
The guys weren't alone on stage. In addition to dancers, there were also old school pinball machines as props, and one of them took a hit when the boys rocked out too hard. "Yesterday in sound check I jumped on it and shattered the glass in the pinball machine," Colton told us. "So it made me a little bit nervous having to jump up on there. Luckily it didn't happen tonight!"
After sharing that story, we understand why X Factor doesn't make them do much choreography. "They've seen us dance off set, so they didn't even want to try. They have a big bold note saying, 'Don't have them dance!'" joked Andred, and it sounds like Simon agrees! "Before we went out, Simon said to us, 'Boys don't go out there and just dance and get crazy. Turn it down. Just really focus on your singing.' And I think that's what we did."
What did you all think of Restless Roads take on "Footloose"?