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Names Drew Ryniewicz
Age(s) 24
Hometown Chino Valley, Arizona
Category Girls
Mentor Simon Cowell
Elimination Information
Place 6th Place

Drew Ryniewicz (born January 4, 1997), better known as Drew, is an American pop singer from Chino Valley, Arizona who finished in 6th place on season 1 of The X Factor USA. Her mentor was Simon Cowell.

X Factor Performances[]

Performance Theme Song Result
Audition Free Choice "Baby" Through to Bootcamp
Bootcamp 1 Judge's Choice Not Aired Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Judge's Choice "Creep" Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Free Choice Not Aired Through to Judges' Houses
Judges' Houses Solo Through to Live Shows
Week 1 Judge's Choice "Flashdance...What a Feeling" Saved by Simon Cowell
Week 2 Judge's Choice "Just a Dream" Safe
Week 3 Songs from Movies "Fix You" Safe
Week 4 Rock "With or Without You" Safe
Week 5 Giving Thanks "Skyscraper" Safe
Week 6 Michael Jackson "Billie Jean" Bottom Three
Final Showdown (Week 6) N/A "Listen to Your Heart" Eliminated by Judge's Vote

Post X Factor[]

After her elimination, Drew focused on improving herself as a singer and working on writing songs. Her hard work paid off when she released her first single, "Illuminate Me", on April 7, 2014.



  • "Illuminate Me" (2014)


  • Simon said she performed the best during the Judges' Houses performances.

    Drew with Justin Bieber

  • Drew got an early Christmas present when she got to sing with her idol, Justin Bieber, at the X Factor finale in December 2011.
  • In Week 6, Drew received more votes than Canty which meant that if the result went to deadlock, Drew would have advanced to the quarter-final and Canty would have been eliminated.