Exclusive: Chatting with 'The X Factor' Contestants
Rachel Crow and Astro told us about their game plans now that the competition is getting fierce; it seems like everyone has a different strategy for how to avoid elimination. LeRoy Bell and Lakoda Rayne are focusing on showing consistent improvement each week. Josh Krajcik and Drew Ryniewicz have the perfect songs picked out to wow the judges. Melanie Amaro, Chris Rene and Marcus Canty are just staying true to themselves - hey, it has worked so far!
While Chris and Astro say there is a lot going on backstage, everyone seems to agree that the environment is supportive. Josh is rooting for everyone (and helping out the competition). Rachel is everyone's cheerleader, good performance or bad. Hopefully Josh is right: maybe one contestant's strong performance will bring out the best in all of them.