It’s not easy getting the boot early on in The X Factor competition, but when Life & Style caught up with the four recently eliminated contestants from the hit FOX show, they all remained nothing but positive.
“I do know when a door closes, another one opens and I have nothing to worry about,” Diamond White, who was in judge Britney Spears’ teen group, tells Life & Style, adding, “I’d like to continue singing, but I also want to act. I would love to be a mogul.”
Diamond had to sing her heart out against Arin Ray, whom Britney ended up choosing in the end. Britney had already picked Carly Rose Sonenclar and Beatrice Miller to go through.
“It was really just dreadful because I love Diamond, but one had to go so you have to make that decision,” Britney tells Life & Style. “She has an amazing voice for such a young age.”
As for Demi Lovato’s young adults group, Willie Jones was sent home after he sang against Cece Frey. Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas were already safe.
“It’s not over just because I got kicked off the competition,” Willie says. “I feel like I have a future in music and entertaining.”
“I saw the warrior in her eye and a determination that she showed people that she deserved to be in this competition,” Demi explains to Life & Style about why she decided to keep Cece.
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The show’s creator and judge, Simon Cowell, faced one of the hardest decisions of the night. After saving Emblem 3 and Lyric 145 in his groups section, he was left to choose between girl groups Sister C and(the soon-to-be renamed) 1432.
“You can feel it in the studio,” he says about what helped him choose 1432. “The audience normally get it right and [it was] overwhelming for the other group.”
“It all came down to what is going to work for the show and we know that there is no country representation on the judging panel, not to say Simon couldn’t have done with wonder with us,” Cirbi Manchaca, who is one third of Sister C, tells Life & Style. “I’d like to think he maybe has some secret plan, but who knows.”
As for L.A. Reid, he’s more than happy he saved Jason Brock over David Correy in his over 25’s group.
“David is also strong, but a little bit predictable,” he says. “I like genuine fun and I like it when people lose themselves in their little moment instead of thinking it through about how they’re going to think, look and walk, it’s just too mechanical for me. I like it when people are free and I call it footloose — and that’s Jason Brock.”
Though David showed his sad emotions after he heard the verdict, we spotted him in good spirits backstage, thanking Simon for the opportunity.
With 12 acts left, who do you think will win the big X Factor prize? Do you think the judges made mistakes? Tell us which of the four acts you would have saved if you had the chance!
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