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'X Factor' Result: Stacy Francis Sent Home, Astro Mulling Over Survival Performance

November 18, 2011 04:07:01 GMT

Landing on the bottom two with Stacy, 15-year-old Astro initialy refused to sing for his life before listening to an advice from his mentor, L.A. Reid.


'X Factor' Result: Stacy Francis Sent Home, Astro Mulling Over Survival Performance
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It turned out most of "The X Factor (US)" viewers agreed to the judges' opinions that Stacy Francis' performance on Wednesday, November 16 was not the best of hers. The 42-year-old aspiring singer was one of the two contestants who got the lowest vote, before she was eventually voted off by the judges on the Thursday result show.

However, it was not Stacy who caused a drama on the stage that night. Astro, who was also in jeopardy after landing on the bottom two, stated that he would not sing in front of the judges who would determine his fate.

"I really don't wanna perform. I feel like it's unnecessary," the 15-year-old hip-hop dynamo said, before turning to his mentor L.A. Reid for an opinion. "But I'mma leave it up to you. You're my mentor. Do you think I should I perform?" he asked the music producer, who told him to perform.

Astro belted "Never Can Say Goodbye" which described his experiences on the show, but he appeared to be giving only half of his heart in the performance. As for Stacy, she sang "Amazing Grace" for her survival performance.

When it was the time for the judges to make their decision, L.A. criticized Astro for his bad attitude. "You acted a little bit like a quitter, and it upset me," he said, but still picked the boy over Stacy. Paula Abdul also gave her vote to Astro, while Nicole Scherzinger wanted her "student" Stacy to stay.

Before casting his vote, Simon Cowell also commented on Astro's attitude, "I don't like your attitude right now... You are showing disrespect to your mom. You are showing disrespect to the audience at home, and I don't like people with this attitude."

Astro defended himself, "No disrespect to you or this show, but I just feel like if you're going to put me in the bottom two, I don't want to perform for people who don't want me here, you know what I'm saying? That's it." The audience booed the young singer who broke into tears.

When Simon asked if he would show a similar reaction if he is put in the same situation again, Astro apologized. The British music mogul finally gave another shot to Astro and chose to send Stacy home.

The November 17 episode of "X Factor (US)" featured Rihanna as a musical guest. She sang her latest chart-topper "We Found Love" in a pre-taped performance.

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posted by nerd on Nov 22, 2011
can't you judges just do what you did the last time you made a mistake sending someone home who deservise a second chance...B.T.W stacy is a lady with lots of talent and YOU know that!!!!you made a huge mistake by sending her home just 'cuz she didn't give it her all last night DOESN'T MEAN SHE'S GOING TO DO IT AGAIN and she said herself she didn't do her best so she wasn't planing to mess up again.....she desirved to win this show....what were the judges thinking when they sent her home i hope you go to her house and get that girl back on the show NOW just like you did with melonie!!!!
posted by guy on Nov 18, 2011
talent beats attitude anyday, look at kanye. huge ego but who cares he sellin records this just proves that talent is what sells records
posted by Baltimore on Nov 18, 2011
Astro should have went home. Astro was directing the judges and not the judges directing Astro.
posted by Pause4theCause on Nov 18, 2011
Sounds like Astro thinks he's God's gift to music & thinks only of himself and Simon reinforced and condoned it by keeping him on as did the other 2 judges. No wonder why kids have bad attitudes & no respect.
posted by DISAPOINTED CANADIAN on Nov 18, 2011
TYPICAL TEENAGER, LASH OUT WHEN THINGS DON'T GO QUITE YOUR WAY, WHAT A SHAME. ASTRO SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT PACKING, SIMON YOU SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO THE VOTING AUDIENCE. I HOPE SOMEONE GIVES ASTRO A GOOD TELLING OFF AND EXPLAIN THE MEANING OF BEING HUMBLE.
posted by CANADIAN on Nov 18, 2011
ASTRO GO HOME, SIMON YOU SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO THE AUDIENCE AND SENT THE LITTLE PRICK PACKING.
posted by truthteller on Nov 18, 2011
Seems to be an epidemic of blacks believing they are WAY more talented than reality indicates...Astro, Kanye, Obama. Is this what 50 years of political correctness and racial coddling have brought us? We need to re-think our collective perspective.
posted by theJudge on Nov 18, 2011
this little P.O.S should be sent home. this is what's wrong with america, he showed us his attitude like he doesn't give a sh*t about everyone. such a very very bad example for kids in america on national tv...black people think they're invincible and america owed them that's how they all have that kinda attitude...and im sick of it, i know everyone is too...viewers, please vote this punk off next week...I WILL
posted by AMERICA\'S JUDGE on Nov 18, 2011
X FACTOR JUDGES IF YOU DIDENT VOTE FOR STACY,YOUR SO WRONG.SIMON WHAT'S WITH YOU I LOST ALL RESPECT FOR YOU.ASTRO GO HOME,YOU BEEN HERE WAY TO LONG,I CAN'T STAND YOUR NOISE ANY LONGER
posted by GRANDMA on Nov 18, 2011
Astro is 14 years old, you expect him to act like an adult. Did anyone notice that he was on the verge of crying when he was waiting for the results? Personnaly I think he has talent.
posted by Jahbez5 on Nov 18, 2011
Astro's attitude and bad behaviour is dispicable, and should have been rewarded by giving him the boot. HOWEVER, America will send him home..
posted by \"THE REALIEST\" on Nov 18, 2011
Wow some of the people on here need to grow up. Its really ignorant for someone to bring his races up on here. Regardless if hes BLACK,WHITE,ASIAN ext Majority of teens still have tantrums! He was just having a typical TEENAGER BREAK down. IF anything America should understand for we are a Nation full of bratty kids. Clearly he is ment to be there he is very talented and is blessed to have judges with bigs heart and give him a 2nd chance..(OOHYAA) Rap is a form of art!GOOGLE IT! HAHA! #TEAMASTRO
posted by nosenada on Nov 18, 2011
After writing his own lyrics, getting standing ovations, high praise by the judges week after week, I also felt that Astro should not have been in the bottom two. I wouldn't have wanted to perform either. His days on the show are numbered now, so why should he bust his tail to please folks that are going to vote him off eventually?
posted by nomore on Nov 18, 2011
It is amazing to me that Astro is still on X Factor!!! Rap is not talent at all!! Stacy Francis appreciated her time there and knew that she was being handed an opportunity of a lifetime. Astro, however disrespect the judges, the viewers, the fans, and the audience by his attitude. He is an ungrateful 15-year boy who is being handed a free ride to fame and fortune...This is America's problem. The X factor just lost a few viewers!
posted by Aussiemate on Nov 18, 2011
C'mon it is so clear why he kept Astro. He created all this buzz the day after and that is what the show wanted. The big picture is that America loves to forgive, BUT we don't forget, his days are numbered, and lets not forget he is just a snotty little boy, who will be humbled when he is eliminated. The top and final 3 will be Melanie (winner), Rachel and Josh.
posted by Buck on Nov 18, 2011
Why would you keep a person with an attitude like Astro has. He is a snot nosed kid and should be kicked off. Also rapping is not singing can't even carry a tune. Disappointed with the judges last night.
posted by hot senior on Nov 18, 2011
I hope the judges slept last night after that terrible decision. To reward disrespect at such early age is not setting the right example for the young generation.
posted by sonlee on Nov 18, 2011
I won't be watching anymore! I am disgusted. Rapping is NOT talent.
posted by sonlee on Nov 18, 2011
Astro...go home, and grow up. He is a spoiled obnoxious brat. And who ever said that rap crap is music. It is nothing but NOISE. Stacy has more talent in her little finger than Astro. What does a 15 year old need 5 million for anyway.
posted by ALF123 on Nov 18, 2011
ASTRO NEEDS TO BE VOTED OFF AND WHY IS HE ALLOWED TO RAP EVERY WEEK I THOUGHT THIS WAS A SINGING CONTEST
posted by Rene on Nov 18, 2011
Why does he remind me of Justin Beiber? Hmmm....oh, now I remember..THEIR BOTH SPOILED SICK! Give it up kid, everyone hates your guts.
posted by \"X\" the factor on Nov 18, 2011
Why in the world did they let him stay!!! A bratty, spoiled kid gets a chance of a lifetime, dumps it, and still stays....Unbelievable.
posted by NawtyLiLOne on Nov 18, 2011
He is a little punk! He needs to "astro-glide" right off the stage.....

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