Emblem3 were eliminated from X Factor last night. Here are a few choice quotes from their post-show interviews. Via Zap2it:
“Honestly, I only feel happy right now,” Wesley Stromberg told reporters after the results show. “We get to go and make some badass music right now and not be under any restrictions.”
Ya think? Bubble bursting dead ahead!
“There’s tons of different things to take into consideration,” Drew Chadwick adds. “Bottom line is we had the dopest experience. We got everything we really wanted out of this competition, which was a solid international fan base, we expanded our comfort zone by stepping out of it, we learned how to do interviews. It was like training, like music industry on Miracle-Gro. We just learned a lot and now it’s over and we’re about to go do it for real. We built the foundation we entered the competition to build.”
That interview thing? You’re still learning boys!
“It’s all about the mass majority of people who watch the show and who’s appealing to them specifically,” Chadwick reasons. “We might be killing it in social networking but it all comes down to the vote.”
“They say it’s 40-year-old women and up who are the main voters,” Stromberg says. “Sometimes maybe some skater surfer punks… they don’t get it.”
While it may be true that the demo is older and conservative, I think the boys’ main problem was that they often sucked. Even Simon’s attempts to fashion the band into the second coming of One Direction couldn’t push them into the finals. They should take a few tips from Lyric 145, who suffered from some of the same image problems + no pimping from Simon, on how to bow out gracefully.
Drew Chadwick on LA Reid’s announcement that he’s leaving the show:
“I think L.A. Reid is more of a creative, behind the scenes production type of dude. Reality TV is more about the TV show and producing the television show more than the music. Me and him have a lot in common that sense.”
More bitching about “reality tv”, which they singed up for:
“The thing is for the past couple weeks I haven’t been in the best mood because I felt like we weren’t staying true to who we were,” Chadwick explains. “But bottom line is in any industry you have to make certain sacrifices if you want to work your way up that career ladder. We had to expand in order to reach out to a bigger demographic and get more votes even if that meant doing songs we didn’t like. Last night we got to resurrect the true us and prove to everybody, ‘Yo, we’re still here, we just had to play by the rules a little bit.’ Last night was almost damage control. We got to be us again.”
Chadwick has a VISION:
“The stuff you hear on the radio, I feel people are starting to get over it,” Chadwick says. “It’s starting to sound the same. There’s nothing real and there’s no emotion behind it. I want to put a real flavor into [the music]. I want to take that and harness that into giving out good messages, having real positive emotion backing the music. Music without emotion is like sex without emotion, it’s pointless.”
Chadwick picks a winner:
“I’m just gonna get real with you guys,” he says. “Carly is 13 years old, she’s an amazing singer, she’s going to be doing great things with the talent she’s been given. Tate is a little bit older. He’s amazing, he’s been playing music for a long time, he’s a family man, he has a great heart, he has pure intentions, he’s a good guy. I feel like he really deserves this. He needs a break. I love Tate. I love Carly and I love Fifth harmony too, but I think he’s the most deserving.”
Simon has said he will probably sign the group. We’ll see if the boys get to make music without restrictions (I doubt it) and if Simon can break a home grown boy band in the US (I’m not sure).