Drew Ryniewicz Speaks on X Factor Ousting, Receives Encouragement from Justin Bieber

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Drew Ryniewicz is no longer a contestant on The X Factor. She was surprisingly eliminated last night, following Tuesday's seated cover of "Billie Jean."

But there is a bright side for the 14-year old singer: her musical hero, Justin Bieber, gave Drew a shout-out soon after the results show came to an end.

"@drewryniewicz keep your head up," Justin wrote. "I lost my first competition too. this is just the beginning for u. never say never. best wishes."

On a conference call with reporters this morning, meanwhile, Ryniewicz said she's come to more peace with her elimination than her mentor, Simon Cowell.

“He feels guilty," Drew said. "I don’t think he should feel guilty at all because I got to the top 7. Not everybody can win this show, and he has two girls left representing him.”

Still, the young crooner admits to wishing she could have showed viewers “that side of me that is a teenager who dances around — the fun side. I’m definitely going to do that with my album.”

Overall, Drew refers to The X Factor as "the greatest experience of my life," adding:

"And everyone’s going to be going home, whether they’re the winner or someone else, in the next few weeks. So for me to have made it this far is an honor. For me to be on the first X Factor [in the] U.S.A. and, you know, just to be able to say that I’ve worked with Simon Cowell, and I’m best friends with Melanie and Rachel Crow."

It's certainly not a bad position to be in. We wish Drew all the best.

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GUESS WHAT EVERYBODY! The stupid show is over and half the judges and host got fired. So stfu....it doesnt matter


I think nicole and paula are doing great even though drew is a good singer...its good to have controversies..


i think drew deserves more on this show she is talented. i think the judges lost thier sense and ears .


Drew cant sing!! It has nothing to do with race!!! She sounded awful and it was time for her to go. She does not sound better then marcus. She sounds like a cat in heat!!! Now she'll get what I call the TAYLOR SWIFT sympathy attention. Just to try and prove a point, there will be offers and deals for her and for what? Just to get back at the so called "racist judges" They know what sounds good, and it aint her. SHE CAN'T SING!!!!


I stay current with The X Factor USA , UK and Australia and by far the best judge and mentor is Simon Cowell , even when he was a judge on the UK version . He's seen raw talent and recognized it , if they were doing a show about popping pills then Paula should be the headliner and a show about influential racists the LA would be the headliner and a show about being a dreamer and hurting anyones feelings you want , then your the headliner Nicole . Paula especially should be ashamed of herself , but atleast we know for sure why she's not happily married with kids , thats to high of maitnence for anyone . and


paula needs too get a real job.drew will make it shame on the so called judges astro is a young punk.


Drew, I thought you were awsum from the very first audition. Those little digs the juges give each other, is the only reason your not on the show anymore. I believe you should have won, because you've allready won my heart, and, I hope all your dreams come true.


Both Paula and Nichole needs their head check. What the hell is their job description? They have no idea when they see a talent front of them. They are so busy talking to themselves that they can see the talent like Drew. What a pity!!!! The show has real problem with these type of judging since they have no idea what they are doing. Drew was the best singer and talent there. I will not watch this crap any more. Drew deserves better. She is the best and I will follow her no matter where she sings for her voice is a sound of an angel. SO is her heart!! We love you Drew and miss you!!! What a joke with Paula, Nichole and LA. Simon needs to get a new judges or else they will be running out of talents and will have re-run of three stoodges show instead.


Drew has an amazing voice,her tone is so great she may be only 14 and was eliminated,but she has been noticed by plenty of people and she'll have an album in no time ..Drew follow that dream and keep up the great music that you sing I enjoyed listening to you..The best of luck.YOUR A WINNER IN MY BOOK.


hey drew,, think you have an amazing voice.. i thought you would be down till the end.. ur the greatest.. all the best.. glen