'Alter Ego': Kingston Sol aka James Paek impresses judges with 'SOL-ful' performance

'Alter Ego' contestant James Paek's message about light and love helped him make it through the next round!


                            'Alter Ego': Kingston Sol aka James Paek impresses judges with 'SOL-ful' performance
James Paek (Alter Ego Kingston Sol) as seen in 'Alter Ego' (Greg Gayne/FOX)
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When it comes to people and their interests, everyone has levels and layers to themselves. Just because a person's career might be a set path, that doesn't define their likes and interests. Following a career rooted in your talents or things that you like may not always be an option, however, that should never stop a person from pursuing their passion. For the contestants on 'Alter Ego', this idea definitely holds true, as it gives them a chance to be their honest selves.

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With Alanis Morissette, Nick Lachey, Grimes, and will.i.am taking the judges' seat, this week, contestant James Paek took on the avatar Kingston Sol, a larger-than-life character that was all about spreading love and light.

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The man behind the avatar Kingston Sol is James Paek, a 35-year-old pastor from Fullerton, California. For Paek, as much as he enjoys church singing, being on a show like 'Alter Ego' truly allows him to express himself and be free with his music. As he explained it to the judges, the reason behind his avatar name -- Kingston Sol, was because sol means sun in Latin, and his avatar is all about love and light.

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To him, Kingston Sol is larger than life, and that's what he hopes to channel. The judges were thoroughly impressed with just how expressive the technology was, seeing that Paek twerked for them too, which had will.i.am in splits. When they asked about what he did for a living, will.i.am joked that he 'booty shakes' only for Paek to chime in saying that he was a pastor. There were laughs all around as he got ready to perform his first song.

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Paek picked 'Tennsesse Whiskey' by Chris Stapleton and had the judges swooning by the end of his song. They noted that he was truly lost in the music, and Paek mentioned that he knows what it is like to be lost and to be found by love, as he got emotional on the main stage. It was no surprise that the judges voted him to be up on the Diamond, save for Grimes. Although he eventually lost his spot to St Luna, the audience voted him safe, as they loved his performance. It looks like Kingston Sol survives to serenade another day! 

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Catch 'Alter Ego' Season 1 on Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX.