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Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul Reflect on Astro's 'X Factor' Temper Tantrum (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 18th 2011 4:30PM
When Astro and Stacy Francis landed in the bottom two of Thursday night's 'The X-Factor,' they were expected to sing for survival in a final showdown. But Astro came out he said he didn't think he needed to perform, which had Simon Cowell visibly upset.

After the show,'Good Day LA''s (weekdays 9amPT on Fox) Terri Seymour asked Simon what was going on between him and Astro's mentor, L.A. Reid during the break. "He said to me that he's not going to sing. I said, "Well, he's got to,'" Cowell reported. Terri then asked Paula if she was shocked by Astro's attitude, and she put the incident into perspective, saying, "We have to remember that he is a boy still and I mean, he's a genius at what he does, but you saw the boy in him when a tear rolled down his cheek."

Astro's banter with the judges has been as much a part of his act as his rapping from the beginning, and getting kicked off for a bad attitude may have earned him more cred in the hip-hop world than actually winning the competition. But the judges reminded him who's running 'The X Factor' and he finally relented, as he wiped tears away from his face and apologized.



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genesiz20

This kid has had additude since day one. And no one can tell me he apologized because he was sorry. He was told do or u willl be voted off. I cannot believe America has allowed him to stay this long for that I blame the judges (SIMON) he could have been gone last week but Simon dropped the ball.

If he cannot control his additude or temper ,no matter what age he is , he does not belong on this show. Nor does his mentor L.A. Reed . u want to talk about nasty those two belong together , and NOT on the x factor. replace L.A. not Nicole.

November 29 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DAVE

What did Astro do put out a hit man for the judges.This is so stupid the two worst rap singers are **** and they are voted in.B.S..The best two guys have to go against each other to stay.America fans you are so deaf for voting for a spoiled brat and a guy whom I respect for his rehad deal.However he cannot sing.

November 23 2011 at 8:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rebeccad55

ASTRO - YOU BLEW IT with your "I'm better than you" attitude - JUDGES - you blew it also, by feeding Astro's ego...You shouldn't shrug this off as "oh, he's just a kid" kind of thing - He should of been sent home right on the spot. I'm NOT buying his apology - it seems fake and a little too late!! GO HOME ASTRO & come back when you grow up!

November 21 2011 at 4:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
athena

Astro made a big deal out of nothing, he is in the bottom two not because people didn't want to hear him as he assumed. There are other acts besides his and all of them got more votes than him and stacy, It's simple as that. At that point, he has an opportunity to just prove to 4 people(the judges) that he can be in the competition by putting a better performance against only 1 artist. He just blew that away, what an idiot. It's a huge opportunity and an easy one for artists like astro and stacy to only get the votes from the judges and not have to depend on the entire nation to vote(that's the hardest). His apologies are so rehearsed, what "mistake" did he do to apologize to the public. He is the one controlling his destiny and whether he is in the top or bottom 2, he is the the only one who decides his fate in the competition. Anyways, only 1 person can win and the artists who knows what they are doing in order to get the audience rooting for them, and ultimately win the competition in any situation they are placed in will be a success.

November 21 2011 at 3:35 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
blesscarlyna

Astro didn't want to listen to his mentor, L.A. Reid, during the break. He muttered under his breath and rolled his eyes while all of them spoke. I really think he'll be hard to work with if he wins the competition, because he doesn't want to listen to anyone. He will have to work magic in order to not be voted off this week. He'll need a lot of his younger fan base to vote him through and they obviously weren't voting for him last week.

November 21 2011 at 12:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
blesscarlyna

For Astro to be so brilliant at rapping, he's a real idiot about what it takes to please the audience and his fans. We're sitting around the tv rootin' for Astro to win the sing-off and he comes on after the break with an attitude and does a horrible set. What a let down! He doesn't deserve the 5 million after that asinine display of gratitude. Moreover, Stacey wasn't any better with her attitude until the end when she thanked Simon for the opportunity to display her talent to the world. Besides that, she is very pitchy when she sings.

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November 21 2011 at 9:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Theresa Weaver

He needs to learn a lesson from the 14-year-old girls on the show. It's one thing to be able to confidently answer questions and to be poised. It's another thing to forget your manners and act like an ingrate and a hooligan. Any show where America votes is a popularity contest. If a contestant has a chip on his shoulder, no matter how good he might be, he will not win over fans and get votes. While the other kids on the show have learned about gratitude, Astro likely needs to go home and learn about the opportunity his attitude destroyed. If he wasn't fortunately enough to have his parents teach him, then experience needs to teach him this big lesson.

November 21 2011 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
countrydivaaj

Astro's a brat. There was no excuse for his behavior. Besides, it would be terribly wrong if he won and took the $5 million and the winner's title away from a singer with a beautiful voice. I hope Astro is gone this week. Vote for Drew; she's the one who can win this and go on to a major recording career.

November 20 2011 at 10:01 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
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KING OF WORLD

ASTRO kept it real....his fans didnt step up for him and realized he cant actually sing. he should still win the 5 million....,thats alot of pokemon cards!

November 21 2011 at 2:08 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
KING OF WORLD

drew cant sing either....vote for chris rene.!!

November 21 2011 at 2:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Corinne

I never saw no hip hop rapper cry before. I thought little Astro was solid. Now he wants to take his basketball and go home. Then go you little sawed off punk. Take your tear with ya. He should know that LA Reid is ready to scoop him up after he loses the X Factor. Kids HATE to be told no these days. Hey Astro....NO!

November 20 2011 at 9:37 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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