Exclusive: Chatting With The 'X Factor' Contestants
Despite recent drama around her past success (which was never disclosed on the show), Stacy maintained she deserves to be there as much as the next contestant. It's one of the biggest talent shows to hit the networks this season, X Factor is already causing a buzz with it's Top 11. Cambio caught up with Stacy Francis, Drew Ryniewicz, LeRoy Bell, Melanie Amaro and the rest of the X Factor contestants.
Despite recent drama around her past success (which was never disclosed on the show), Stacy maintained she deserves to be there as much as the next contestant.
"To me, when someone says, 'What's the X-Factor?', it's that thing when you go, 'Oh my God, I heard you sing and the hairs stood up on my arms,' like L.A. Reid said at my first audition. 'I got goosebumps, you stirred my soul.' That's the X-Factor and, from what I'm told, I have it," she said.
The contestants shared with Cambio who they would hang out with out of the four judges; L.A. Reid, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul or Nicole Scherzinger. Leroy Bell and Marcus Canty want to kick it with Simon and drive around in one his expensive cars, Melanie Amaro would like to go shopping with Nicole and Stacy Francis wants to hang out with all the judges.
When asked how they would describe the judges in one word, L.A. Reid was called "swag", Paula was "sweet", Nicole was "fierce" and Simon Cowell - well - he went from "blunt" to "charming" to "sexy"! And the key advice from the judges to making it on a show like X factor? "Be yourself and follow your dreams".