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'X Factor' Finalist Rachel Crow Reveals Emotional Tribute To BFF Drew Ryniewicz

Thu, December 8, 2011 2:55pm EDT by Russ Weakland 68 Comments
Courtesy of FOX (2)

Rachel opens up about missing her bestie Drew. Find out what reduced the ‘X Factor’ finalist to tears!

Drew Ryniewicz may have been eliminated from The X Factor last week, but she’s still very present in the heart of fellow finalist Rachel Crow. “I miss her, but I actually dedicated my first song [‘Nothin’ On You’] to her,” Rachel told reporters after the show’s Dec. 7 taping. “She had done it, but they didn’t put it on camera yet. … I wore my friendship bracelet on my mic’s hand and I told her to make sure she watched.”

And it sounds like the supports goes both ways. Now that she’s out of the competition, Drew is putting all her faith on Rachel!

“[Drew] was like, ‘I’m going to be voting for you!'” Rachel revealed. “I was crying and so sad that she wasn’t here. I love her, though. She’s amazing!”

Rachel and Drew became super-close during their time on the show, so they talked about everything together — including that time Justin Bieber reached out to Drew on Twitter!

“She was like, ‘Rachel, guess what? Justin Bieber tweeted me and direct-messaged me!’ And now he is following her. She’s awesome!”

Watch Rachel’s performance of “Nothin’ On You” below, then vote for who YOU think should be eliminated next.

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— Reporting by Russ Weakland