Arin Ray on his elimination: "I thought I was going home last week, to be quite honest with you, after what happened with my performances. These last two weeks were rough for me, singing the ballads and not really being in my element. Week two I was in my element and that's when I got the best results. It definitely kinda sucks. But I made it farther than I did [last year]. That's what I'm really happy about. My goal was to do that." For Arin's full Exit Interview, click here.
Beatrice Miller on Simon sending her home: "That hurt because you know now I feel like he basically said that I'm not ready and that means I need to just give up and hold it off for a little while, you know, that's not really the kind of things you want to hear before you leave. You want more of encouraging words, which he definitely did not give me and that sucked." For Beatrice's full Exit Interview, click here.
Carly Rose Sonenclar's alien invasion: After Demi and Simon compared her to an alien for singing light years beyond her wee age of 13, Carly joked, "I'm probably going to be people making like, fan art of me, like, as an alien. First, I was thinking, 'Is that good?' But then I realized she meant well."
CeCe Frey nearly fell to pieces pre-performance: "The producers told me to tune out [the emotional package about her late sister] before going onstage, but I didn't listen to them and I got to see some of it behind me and I was literally, like, I was taking these really short breaths and I was really about to, like, crack and fall completely to pieces before I ever started singing. But, I found a certain kind of strength as soon as the music started and I definitely believe that maybe that was her. It was her telling me, 'No girl! You better get through this performance!'"
Diamond White on blocking out her crying mom: "It felt, okay, so like when you're onstage and the little movie is playing behind you and you're hearing all this stuff and hearing my mom crying, it really made me emotional because my mom was not an emotional type person. So when she started crying on screen behind me, I was like, 'oh my gosh, how am I going to get through this performance because I'm about to cry?!' But I just put all that emotion into my song and I just sang my heart out and I heard my mom was like balling, but I'm just so happy I could make her proud. I love her so much."
Fifth Harmony dish on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: "She called Dinah by her name," said an excited Camila. "I LOVE her," said Dinah. "The whole family was there! It was so cool! We met them all!" said Ally. "It was amazing meeting the Kardashian family. I can't believe I met her!" added Dinah.
Emblem3 agrees with L.A. Reid's criticism: "Afterwards, he came up and he said that what came out was different than what he actually meant to say. What he meant to say was, he just didn't like the song choice for us. He would rather us do something that was a lot more soulful rather than that style," says Drew. "It's true that song didn't really have a lot of emotion. Which isn't a bad thing, it's like, who cares we're still doing awesome songs," says Wes.
Paige Thomas on the judges' harsh comments: "I respect everything the judges have to say to me. The fact that they had said that, it just shows that they see the potential in me so that keeps me pushing more. Maybe next time if I'm given the opportunity to sing an emotional song, maybe I can learn how to cry and not get vocally choked up too, so there is a balance so I take everything that they say with a grain of salt."
Tate Stevens on Simon predicting he WON'T be No. 1 again: "Predictions are predictions. We could talk all night about that. But each week, I'm just happy to be here, so being No. 1 the first two weeks. Of course, it would be great to be three weeks in a row, third time's a charm kind of thing, but if not, you know, hopefully we just make it through to next week."
Vino Alan on Simon predicting he WILL be No. 1: Well, first Simon said Vino would end up No. 1, then he changed it to Carly, but either way, Vino's not exactly a numbers kind of guy. "I'm the wrong person to ask. I'm sorry; I'm bad with that side of things. But I did lay out my best performance I think and it was heartfelt straight to who I was talking to. The U.S. military is the only reason and it's not about fighting. It's about freedom. People that roll their eyes, better check themselves, you know what I mean?"
Tune into THE X FACTOR next WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.