Maybe it’s the news that Nicole Scherzinger’s interested in a collaboration, or maybe it’s because we’re down to only five contestants. But whatever the reason, X Factor top-five member Josh Krajcik is looking to step outside his comfort zone for his upcoming performances.

Still somewhat reeling over last week’s challenges — “it’s tough to do Michael when you’re not Michael” — Krajcik nonetheless feels pretty good about his chances coming into this week. “I feel focused.  I want to prove my versatility. … I want to always take risks; I want to always challenge myself.”

As for this week’s double-performance nail-biter, Krajcik takes a rather practical tack: “you can blow a song, and you still have one to save yourself. … It’s just more time to perform, and that’s the fun part.” Classic Krajcik: hey, man, it’s no biggie!

Do you think Krajcik’s got what it takes to sail through this week’s challenge? Or will his laid-back attitude lay him into an elimination?

Source: Access Hollywood