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Rachel Crow (born January 23, 1998 in Mead, Colorado) is an American singer, actress, and comedian. Crow participated in the first season of the U.S. version of The X Factor in 2011 and she finished in 5th place overall. Her debut EP, Rachel Crow, debuted on iTunes charts on number 71.Read More...
Crow sang her first song (Faith Hill's "Breathe") at 18 months-old and first performed in public at age six as part of her school's talent show. Her parents brought her to Los Angeles in 2010 to support her dream of being a performer and she auditioned at age 13 for The X Factor in early 2011. After being chosen as a contestant out of over 100,000 people who auditioned for season 1 of The X Factor (USA), she wowed audiences with her powerful voice and bubbly personality and placed fifth in the competition for the season. A fan favorite and darling among the judges, L.A. Reid deemed her a "funky, feisty singer with soul" with Simon Cowell declaring that audiences would be "hearing a lot more about her."
Crow auditioned for season 1 of the US The X Factor in Los Angeles, California, in front of Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole, and L.A. Reid. She was the 1st person auditioning in front of the judges. She sang "Mercy" by Duffy and she made it all the way to the live shows. She made it to the top 5, but after the judges' votes were deadlocked, Crow was eliminated by the public. Immediately after the results were revealed, Crow collapsed onstage and cried inconsolably. Nicole Scherzinger, the judge responsible for sending the vote to deadlock, was visibly upset by the result. When Steve Jones asked Scherzinger if she had anything to say, she shook her head and turned away, and she was booed by the audience for taking the vote to deadlock
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