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Talent Show: Astro's "Computer Era" Transcends Reality TV Debut

By Astro's own admission, he was just one song away from being branded with a label too strong to ever remove.

For weeks, literally millions of Americans tuned into X-Factor to watch the musically precious 14-year-old navigate his way through the reality show minefield.

The publicity was a blessing, but also a curse that placed him in the midst of a growing list of artists who slowly faded from public view, unable to break free from reality show stardom and establish their own careers.

But Astro is defying the odds, because while the court of public opinion may have thought they knew how his story would play out, he's spent the last few years literally writing his own destiny, line by line, bar by bar, song by song.

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