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Names Brian Bradley
Age(s) 17
Hometown Brooklyn, New York
Category Boys
Mentor LA Reid
Elimination Information
Place 7th Place
Brian Bradley (born August 26, 1996) known by his stage name Astro, is from Brownsville, New York, where he currently lives. He has said that "Astro" is short for "the astronomical kid" He impressed the judges at his audition in Newark, New Jersey by performing his original composition "Stop Looking at My Mom". It was described as 'Brilliant' because he made the rap himself and he performed like an actual rapper. He landed in the bottom two on November 17 with Stacy Francis, but was saved by judges LA Reid, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. He was eliminated on December 1, along with Drew, after landing in the bottom 3 with Drew and Marcus Canty and receiving the fewest amount of votes. He came in 7th place overall. However later on 50 Cent came on to rap and Astro came out and started rapping with the rapper. Weeks after being eliminated, Astro was featured on the UK single version of Cher Lloyd's "Want U Back" and also signed a record deal with Epic Records who he is expected to release his debut album through. He then also starred in an episode of CBS's hit show Person of Interest. On 29 October, Astro released his first song called "Deadbeat" which talks about what his dad had told him about life.

X Factor PerformancesEdit

Performance Theme Song Original Artist Result
Audition Free Choice "Stop Looking at My Mom" Self-written Through to Bootcamp
Bootcamp 1 Judge's Choice Not Aired Not Aired Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Judge's Choice Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Free Choice Not Aired Not Aired Through to Judges' Houses
Judges' Houses Solo Through to Live Shows
Week 1 Judge's Choice "Jump" Kris Kross Saved by LA Reid
Week 2 Judge's Choice "Hip Hop Hurray"/"Get Ur Freak On" Naughty by Nature/Missy Elliott Safe
Week 3 Songs from Movies "Lose Yourself" Eminem Safe
Week 4 Rock "I'll Be Missing You" Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans and 112 Bottom Two
Final Showdown (Week 4) N/A Saved by Judge's Vote
Week 5 Giving Thanks "Show Me What You Got" Jay-Z Safe
Week 6 Michael Jackson "Black or White" Michael Jackson Eliminated by Public Vote (7th)


  • He was the youngest contestant in the Boys category.