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'X Factor': Astro reflects on his actions, looks to move forward

It's been a tumultuous week for "The X Factor" finalist and teen rapper Brian "Astro" Bradley. But now that the dust has settled, the 15-year-old is looking to move past his comments in which he expressed disinterest in the singing competition.He notes that the show's theme this week is about giving thanks. "With [my] song I'm giving thanks to all my supporters, Team Astro and all the Astronauts all across the world," he says.Certainly it's been a challenge for the teen from Brooklyn. Former contestant Stacey Francis called him "obnoxious" while Simon Cowell questioned his attitude after a lack luster performance and some biting comments. But following last week's events, Astro took to social media to not only apologize but also to get some comfort from his fans. "People were sending a lot of inspirational messages," he says. "People kind of understand me now. So I feel better about the situation."One of Astro's fans include... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/x-factor-astro-reflects-on-his-actions-looks-to-move-forward.html

'X Factor': Astro apologizes saying 'I believed I was being mistreated'

"The X Factor" finalist Brian "Astro" Bradley is attempting to make amends after his outburst nearly cost him a shot at the singing competition's top prize.During Thursday's (Nov. 17) results show, the teen rapper sang to avoid elimination, but he was clearly not interested in being there. The 15-year-old told Simon Cowell, "I just feel like if you're going to put me in the bottom two, I don't want to perform for people who don't want me here."The rapper has since taken to Facebook to apologize and explain his actions."What I do, I do for the love of Hip-Hop and my fans, and I would never doing anything to hurt either," he says. "I believed I was being mistreated....My guards are always up, and maybe I took the situation too heavy. I seriously apologize to my fans, what I said and my emotions weren't directed toward you. I'm 15 and I think I know everything,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/x-factor-astro-apologizes-saying-i-believed-i-was-being-mistreated.html

Stacy Francis Talks About Her 'X Factor' Elimination (VIDEO)

Last night's 'X Factor' (Wed./Thurs., 8PM ET on Fox) elimination show proved shocking for all the wrong reasons; while Stacy Francis had given two lackluster performances over the past couple of weeks, it was Astro's petulant behavior that stirred up controversy. Despite being chided for his attitude by the judges, Astro was spared to sing another week, while 42-year-old Francis was sent home. Today, Francis appeared on 'Good Day New York' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox) to discuss what's next for her career -- and far from shedding the mascara-streaked tears we've come to expect from the singer, Francis seemed poised and confident. "I had some people approach me last night immediately after the show," she admitted, when asked about her next move. "I'm hoping America will still support me even though I'm not on the show." //www.aoltv.com/2011/11/18/stacy-francis-x-factor-elimination/

'X Factor's' Stacy Francis: 'Simon Cowell definitely threw me under the bus'

Stacy Francis is the latest eliminated act from "The X Factor." She talks to the press about her experience - how she thinks Simon Cowell kind of threw her under the bus, echoing her sentiments after the results show when she told Zap2it, "I feel like I had a disadvantage by not being in [Simon's] category." She does have nicer comments about fellow contestant Astro, however. Last night she was saying, "The thing to be disappointed about is when you see someone like Astro have such an obnoxious attitude about it is that he gets to stay."On being in it to win it:"I mean, I think that at the end of the day of course I would've loved to have won. I'm not maybe as confident in myself to say I should have won. I think everybody in the competition, we all definitely have a shot at it. I had my eye on the prize... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/x-factors-stacy-francis-simon-cowell-definitely-threw-me-under-the-bus.html

X Factor's Stacy Francis: I Don't Understand Astro's Behavior

Getting eliminated from any reality show is hard, but it was especially bitter for The X Factor 's Stacy Francis. The 42-year-old mom from Los Angeles was ousted Thursday after an odd face-off with Astro, one of her competitors. The 15-year-old rapper refused to sing for his life, talked back to Simon Cowell and yet was still saved by the ... //www.tvguide.com/News/XFactor-Stacy-Francis-1039882.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'X Factor': Stacy Francis rips Simon Cowell, Astro after getting the hook

If you believe Stacy Francis, she never stood a chance in "The X Factor" because she wasn't on Simon Cowell's team.After getting x-ed off the singing competition on Thursday (Nov. 17), Francis says, "I feel like I had a disadvantage by not being in his category. I believe that somebody in his category will win." The 42-year-old mother continues, saying Cowell "beat up everyone in the competition last night except his category."Francis did take some ownership of her failure to advance by saying that she didn't feel like she made the best song choices. But she adds the dye was cast when Cowell reviewed her performance of "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" for the national audience on Wednesday (Nov. 16)."I feel like my demise was set up last night when he [Simon] called me a cabaret singer," she says.Francis also pulled no punches when it came to her former cellar-dwelling competition, Astro. The... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/x-factor-stacy-francis-rips-simon-cowell-astro-after-getting-the-hook.html

'X Factor': Astro's attittude, Drew's nerves and David Hasselhoff

Even with everyone focused on who would get nixed, there was also a lot of behind-the-scenes intrigue happening "The X Factor." Here the best of what occurred when the cameras stopped rolling:The Hoff in the house: If any of the finalists are looking for advice on how to be big in Germany, their potential mentor was right there. David Hasselhoff was in the crowd for the festivities.How do you mean "ridiculous"?: Bill, the guy who warms up the crowd, said to Paula Abdul, "You look ridiculous." He then complimented her, but it was unclear if he was being serious. Seeing as she looked like a refugee from "I Dream of Genie," it's entirely possible that he was.Let's dance. That means you Josh: Josh Krajcik may be the best rock singer in the competition, but he looked incredibly uncomfortable during the opening group number.Wait. Where's Rihanna?: While the home viewer may think that RiRi was playing... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/11/x-factor-astros-attittude-drews-nerves-and-david-hasselhoff.html