Rachel Crow
Names Rachel Crow
Age(s) 15
Hometown Mead, Colorado
Category Girls
Mentor Simon Cowell
Elimination Information
Place 5th Place
Rachel Crow (born January 23, 1998) is from Mead, Colorado, and currently lives in Burbank, California. She performed "Mercy" by Duffy at her audition, "If I Were a Boy" by Beyoncé at bootcamp and her own rendition of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys at judges' houses. On the December 8 results show, Crow landed in the bottom two for the first time with Marcus Canty, who had appeared in the bottom three in the two previous weeks. After the judges' votes were deadlocked, she was eliminated after she had fewer votes than Canty and finished in 5th place. Immediately after the results were revealed, Crow collapsed on stage and cried convulsively. She cried for her mother who went up on stage and tried to console her. Nicole Scherzinger, the judge responsible for sending the vote to deadlock, was also visibly upset by the result. When Steve Jones asked Scherzinger if she had anything to say, she turned away from Jones and was booed by the audience for inadvertently sending Crow home. She released a five-song EP on June 26, 2012.

X Factor PerformancesEdit

Performance Theme Song Original Artist Result
Audition Free Choice "Mercy" Duffy Through to Bootcamp
Bootcamp 1 Judge's Choice "Who You Are" Jessie J Advanced
Bootcamp 2 Judge's Choice "I Have Nothing" Whitney Houston Advanced
Bootcamp 3 Free Choice "If I Were a Boy" Beyonce Through to Judges' Houses
Judges' Houses Solo "I Want It That Way" The Backstreet Boys Through to Live Shows
Week 1 Judge's Choice "Baby"/"Where Did Our Love Go?" Justin Bieber/The Supremes Saved by Simon Cowell
Week 2 Judge's Choice "Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves Safe
Week 3 Songs from Movies "I'd Rather Go Blind" Etta James Safe
Week 4 Rock "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" The Rolling Stones Safe
Week 5 Giving Thanks "I Believe" Yolanda Adams Safe
Week 6 Michael Jackson "Can You Feel It" The Jackson 5 Safe
Week 7 Dance Music Hits "Nothin' on You" B.o.B./Bruno Mars Bottom Two
Week 7 "Save Me" Songs "Music and Me" Michael Jackson Bottom Two
Final Showdown (Week 7) N/A "I'd Rather Go Blind" Etta James Eliminated by Deadlock (5th)


  • She was the youngest contestant not only in the Girls category but in the top 12.


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