River St. James is taking the advice he received from American Idol judges prior to being cut from the top 24 contestants. The trio of panel judges told River that he should get more experience and he is trying to boost his resume by performing in the streets of Santa Monica.
As you can see from the picture above, his career could also be helped with a new haircut.
The idol castoff has taken his burning love for singing and obtained an L.A. performer’s permit; he is showcasing his talents three or four times a day on the 3rd Street promenade.
His permit is good until the end of the year and according to TMZ, River has been able to make $1,000 a month. River claims that he sells approximately 30 of his seven track CDs a day.
The following tweets prove that River has a fan base that could fuel bigger projects in the future:
@RivStJames: #whatisliferightnow year = made. Thank you.this dude can sang. RT
@RivStJames Just found you on Youtube thanks to @SaraBareilles.. You are brilliant mate! Love and support all the way from Malta, Europe 🙂
@RivStJames I agree, also, you are brilliant. @SaraBareilles turned me on to your music