The X Factor finalist told TVLine that he has been performing ever since he was a child.
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Rene said: "When I look at the pictures of what I used to do when I was younger, I'm like, 'Damn. I used to do that'.
"I used to take dance class back when I was 8, and looking at those pictures, I still have the same smile, the same everything from when I was a little kid. I was definitely born like this and born to do this.
"There's this one shot of me in dance class, at my old elementary school, wearing black pants, black shoes and this black jacket. I was the only guy in the picture, and the rest were girls, but I just wanted to do it," Rene added. "I love dancing and entertaining and just seeing the reactions from people, so I definitely feel like I was born with a gift here."
Rene also said that he was keen to demonstrate his piano-playing skills to X Factor USA viewers, talking about his decision to perform 'No One' by Alicia Keys during the semi-finals.
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The 29-year-old explained: "I wanted people to know that there are many things I can do. And not just sing-rap, which I call 'ringing'. I played it safe on the piano during 'No One,' but it was definitely important for me to show people [my] piano skills, along with the singing and dancing."
Rene also revealed in the interview that he was not scared during his first audition, and that he has an album's worth of acoustic material in the vein of his original track 'Where Do We Go From Here'.
Watch Chris Rene performing 'No One' by Alicia Keys during the X Factor USA semi-finals below: