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Justin Bieber Tweets Support To Drew Ryniewicz After 'X Factor' Elimination

Fri, December 2, 2011 9:43am EDT by Andy Swift 27 Comments
Courtesy of FOX

From one teen prodigy to another, Justin tells Drew to ‘never say never.’ Was she the wrong person voted off?

She was adorable. She was talented. But unfortunately, she didn’t have that “x factor.” Everyone was shocked when 14-year-old Drew Ryniewicz was eliminated on the Dec. 1 episode of The X Factor — including fellow teen phenom Justin Bieber. “Keep your head up,” Justin tweeted at Drew following her elimination. “I lost my first competition too. This is just the beginning for u. Never say never. Best Wishes.”

And it sounds like an endorsement from the Biebs was exactly what Drew needed to cushion the crushing blow.

“Thank you for your love!” Drew tweeted to her almost-100,000 followers. “I’ll miss the xfactor but have a lot more in stor for you all! Upbeat? Yes. … Justin bieber follows me now!”

Of course, Drew wasn’t the only contestant who was axed last night. There was also outrage over 15-year-old rapper Astro‘s ousting, with celebs like Frankie Muniz tweeting their disapproval.

Click here for our full recap of Astro and Drew’s elimination episode!

What do you think, X Factor fans? Should Drew and Astro have been eliminated last night, or should another contestant have made their grand exit?

— Andy Swift

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In case you missed it, here’s Drew’s big elimination song, “Listen To Your Heart”:

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