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Rachel Crow Reflects on Her Emotional 'X Factor' Elimination (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Dec 9th 2011 6:20PM
After Rachel Crow was eliminated on Thursday night's 'X Factor,' the 13-year-old singer dropped to the floor and sobbed in a dramatic, heart-breaking reality TV moment. After spending a night recovering from the disappointment, Crow put on her game-face for an interview with 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox). She showed up looking re-juvenated, and flashed the infectious smile that helped keep her in the competition for so long.

Crow reflected on her emotional reaction to getting eliminated. "It wasn't surprise, it was like, 'What am I going to do now?' You know? This was everything."

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'X Factor' Contestant Rachel Crow Was a 'Crack Baby,' Says Mother

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 9th 2011 11:45AM
Rachel Crow X FactorRachel Crow, a 13-year-old contestant on Fox's 'The X Factor,' has been wowing judges with her singing talent, but now details about her troubled childhood have surfaced.

According to E! News, Rachel's birth mother used cocaine while she was pregnant with her. After she was born, Rachel lived in a crack house before being placed in foster care. The New York Post first reported the story.

"She was born a crack baby and actually lived in a crack house and suffered a lot of abuse," Rachel's adoptive mother, Barbara Crow, told the Post. "But she is totally unaffected by it. She never looks at [her past] in a sad way. She looks at it as that is what made her the person she is."

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'The X Factor' Recap: The Top 12 Perform

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 3rd 2011 12:15AM
The X Factor JudgesAfter weeks spent shaking our heads at the judges' questionable contestant choices, the power is finally in America's hands this week, with the Top 12 'X Factor' finalists competing for your votes to remain in the competition. And, since the show was officially renewed for a second season earlier today, expect to see a whole lot more of those questionable contestant choices to come.

We got a taste of the production value and format last week, but that was just a dry run, and this week, a mediocre performance could score any act a one-way ticket back home.

Which acts brought their A-game and which were content to coast on audience goodwill in the first week of voting? Will Stacy Francis' negative press affect her chances, or are audiences more likely to target Astro for being the only rapper in a singing contest?

Join us after the jump for our verdict.

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Are Simon Cowell's 'X Factor' Contestants in Danger?

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 31st 2011 9:10AM
Simon CowellFor music mogul Simon Cowell, passionate fans and security threats are nothing new; the man has made a career out of being the judge that audiences love to hate (and hate to agree with).

But the contestants on his reality shows aren't so accustomed to such fervent attention, and no matter how harmlessly enthusiastic the 'X Factor' crowd may be, it's somewhat inevitable that fans will get out of hand sooner or later.

According to TMZ, Cowell is concerned that the popularity of his three contestants (Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew Ryniewicz) poses a serious security risk, after the girls were reportedly mobbed during a casual visit to the mall.

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'The X Factor' Recap: The Judges Choose The Top 12 (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Oct 26th 2011 3:00AM
X FactorThere were some controversial choices made during the judges' houses round of 'The X Factor,' but our mentors had the chance to right many wrongs with this week's live elimination show, as each category had to narrow their finalists down to three in order to proceed to America's vote next week.

Up until tonight, the groups seemed like the weakest category by a mile, but smart song choices and confident choreography helped Paula up the ante and raise her category to the standard of the soloists -- though I doubt even the smooth moves of the Stereo Hogzz can compete with the likes of Drew, Josh or Stacy.

Join us after the jump to find out who made it into the top 12 to compete for your votes next week.

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