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'X Factor' Finalists Speak Out

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Melanie Amaro

Will your controversial new (old) Virgin Islands accent be making a return?
Of course you will be hearing that come out. It's something I can't control.

Do your fans have a fun name like Stacey Francis' Franatics?
The Melanators is probably the main group. I know there's another one, and I hope they're not mad that I don't remember the name right now.

Would you mind name-dropping any famous people who've given you props since you've been on the show?
Cher Lloyd said some nice things. So did Jessie J.

Which judge has the greatest desk-side dance moves?
Paula jams out the most so I would have to say her.

Whose career would you like to model yours after?
Going on longevity and success, I would have to say Beyoncé.

What was it like to be kicked off the show and brought back, much like the television program Family Guy? Would you say that you are better than Family Guy?
Yes, I think I'm better than Family Guy. And it really meant a lot to me to get a second chance.

You might end up in a Pepsi commercial, which I guess is an honor? Do you have a favorite Pepsi commercial?
Mariah Carey's.


Rachel Crow

Has anyone told you today that you are completely adorable?
Thanks. Yes, my mom actually did.

Who would you say is the greatest diva of all times?
Whitney Houston, but I don't mean that as an insult or anything. She's the greatest.

Do your fans have a fun name like Stacey Francis' Franatics?
Team Crowell. You know, because Rachel Crow plus Simon Cowell.

What's the coolest thing a fan has done to show you love?
I've been Skyping with this classroom across the country and they wrote me a nice – oh! This one guy got a tattoo of my face on his arm!

Would you let Will Smith and Jada adopt you, if they were so inclined?
Yes, as long as I still got to see my mom all the time.

What's it like to cry on national television?
I don't really think about it, but it's funny to see later on TV.

Which judge has the greatest desk-side dance moves?
LA Reid.

Whose career would you like to model yours after?
Selena Gomez, because she does a lot for kids. Charity and stuff, I mean.

What Broadway show would you be psyched to star in?
That's tough to answer. Whichever one had a role for a little black girl.

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