Oh Simon! Young Astro, 15, and Drew, 14, handled their eliminations from last night (Dec. 15th) results show without the immature hissy fit that you seemed to be having.
Simon Cowell — The X Factor IS a competition and two contestants had to be eliminated last night. It was shocking that you stormed out of your seat and refused to talk to the other judges after your mentee Drew Ryniewicz was voted off by Paula, Nicole and LA Reid.
First you begged your fellow judges to save Drew from elimination. “The reason Drew is in this position is my fault. I take full responsibility … I’m the reason you’re there .. I should have listened to the others and not done such a slow song … I’m BEGGING these two (Paula and Nicole) to give her another chance I genuinely think America wants Drew to stay,” you pleaded.
Drew sobbed loudly, VERY loudly, not surprisingly, once her fate was sealed. And of course, that’s to be expected.
But Simon, for you to be so seriously upset with the other judges. To be stoney faced, refuse to give any final words to the judgers and to callously say, “and thank you to everyone who bothered to vote,” just said “sore loser.”
Even Astro, who had an episode of bad attitude a couple of weeks ago, reacted to his elimination with complete grace and maturity last night. He told viewers: “It’s for the better, I will be back, Team Astro,” and then wished the other contestants the “best of luck.”
Later he told Hollywoodlife.com exclusively: “This is just the beginning for me … The X Factor show opened up a wide door for me and it was a pleasure being here. I wouldn’t change a thing …”
Meanwhile Drew reserved her final shout-out for Jesus. “Jesus loves all of you guys. I haven’t gotten a chance to sya that and that’s what I’m really here for. I haven’t had a chance to say that and now I’m saying it.”
In any case, Simon, please be the grown-up in the future and leave the drama for the contestants on stage!
— Bonnie Fuller
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