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San Diego singer Keith London makes it to round two of 'The X Factor UK'

San Diego's own Keith London advances another level in The X Factor UK
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Carlos Salazar

San Diego’s own Keith London, has gone overseas to the place of his namesake in order to compete in that country's version of The X-Factor, and he’s already made it to the second round of auditions.

You may remember Keith, in his American reality competition debut for American Idol season 13.

In that show he had a period of viral video fame because he sang Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy,” and did not change the pronouns which subsequently outed him to millions of viewers and flummoxed judges Harry Connick and Jennifer Lopez who said they were too distracted by his decision to offer an accurate criticism.

“That don’t impress me,” Lopez said. While Connick was a little more critical, “It doesn’t impress me. It’s bizarre. Oh yeah, it’s a weird choice.”

But Keith is taking his incredible voice and talent across the pond in an effort to tackle that country’s highly popular competition show The X Factor UK.

“I've been blessed with this opportunity and will not take it for granted,” Keith told San Diego Gay and Lesbian News while traveling through Europe.

Auditions are currently being held for The X Factor UK’s fourteenth season (series as they call it in the UK).

Now that Keith has made ith through, he says he will have to return to the stage for the second audition within a few months.

He sang Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” for the first audition and plans to sing the same number for the second.

No word yet on when the season will air, but we will keep you updated on Keith’s process and we wish him the best of luck.