Carly Rose Sonenclar on filling Adele's shoes: "Yeah, if I didn't think Adele was big shoes to fill, that would be crazy. I had that thought in my mind, but my biggest concern was to make sure the arrangement was different enough so that's why we slowed it in the beginning and I did it a little differently, without straying too far away from the melody."
CeCe Frey on Simon & L.A.'s harsh comments: "I definitely felt like it was my best performance yet and I felt like it was me up there, fierce and sassy and confident. But, Simon and L.A., they just cannot get on board. Simon was smiling and grinning during my performance and so was L.A. I think they are too proud to admit they like me a little bit. I'm not packing my suitcase."
Diamond White on being a kid onstage: "I'm feeling good about it because I had fun. It's the first week where I've been a kid onstage and I think that's important. I'm focused on winning, but I'm a kid. I'm fun and I'm spunky and I finally got to really show that. I still love L.A. even after he gave me a B. I feel like I gave it my all and I'm confident with myself. I respect his opinion, but I am happy with myself."
Emblem3 on doing originals: "We didn't say we would do this [play their instruments and original songs] next week. We just hope in the future we'll be able to do that," says Keaton. "It's been very frustrating especially when you hear people say, 'What are you doing? You're not being yourself.' I hope if we get into Top 6. I'm gonna believe we can play our own music and own songs then," says Drew. Adds Keaton, "We've written original verses for almost every performance, but we haven't promoted it much. I don't think people know that."
Fifth Harmony on Demi's comment that they "just stood there.": "I kind of agree. We had some movement and we had fun but maybe we can dance more," says Normani, who is a competitive dancer. "As a group, I think we're not gonna go out there and do a full on synchronized choreographed dance routine, but we do want to move around the stage a little more and have more fun," adds Lauren.
Paige Thomas stands by her decision post-elimination: "I feel really good. I can honestly say I'm walking out of this just being myself and I think that's the most important thing. I'm happy with the note that I left on. I thought I did really good yesterday. Everyone thought that yesterday was my best performance, so I was definitely shocked. I do not regret going against going against Demi's advice, even though I got eliminated. Because at the end of the day I'm the one person who has to live with what I did onstage. And, I'm proud of what I'm done." For Paige's full Exit Interview, click here.
Simon Cowell told Tate Stevens, "Don't dance." Tate's response?: "Hey, I'm a dancing machine. I'll dance again. I might even throw in the sprinkler or the lawn mower," he jokes. "I don't think I really danced up there. I was just moving and having fun. I wanted to have fun and show people there is more to this dude than singing ballads. Yeah, I love trying to tear your heart out with a great ballad, but I'm goofy and I love having fun and it felt amazing."
Vino Alan doesn't blame L.A. Reid for his elimination: "I kind of woke up with a 6th sense today, I told Tate, I thought I'd be singing because he was so adamant about me doing that song, but I take responsibility for it because I didn't put my foot down. I learned it the day before. It's an old song and it definitely doesn't push me in to my high register or any rock tones. But, I don't blame that. I definitely don't blame L.A. he's done everything he can, but I was trying to do something modern like 'Too Close' by Alex Clare or 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon, but it is what it is. You know me, I got optimism forever." For Vino's full Exit Interview, click here.
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