Former 'X Factor' contestant Drew, who was one of PopCrush's favorites to win the debut season of the reality singing competition, released a new YouTube video offering a gorgeous cover of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love.' In case you are not familiar with the Wisconsin-based band, it's a folk rock outfit beloved by Adele and done right by Drew in this cover.
She's only 14, but 'X Factor' alum Drew Ryniewicz has already gotten further in the pursuit of her dreams than some people manage in a lifetime. Although she was voted off the show in Week 6, she's about to enjoy a triumphant return in the season finale -- while making one more dream come true in the bargain.
Ousted 'X Factor' contestant Drew is a class act. While still nursing her wounds over being eliminated by the judges during her "save" performance last week, the singer spoke out against the death threats and nasty comments that her loyal fans have made towards judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, who were deemed responsible for Drew being bounced from the competition.
When Drew was eliminated from 'X Factor' on Thursday night, PopCrush was legitimately bummed. Her mentor Simon Cowell was ready to ring Paula Abdul's neck since it was she who broke the tie in the "save" performance voting.
In fact, for the first time ever, Cowell was speechless and did not want to comment from the stage. Drew was sobbing uncontrollably. It was a scene. Apparently, viewers are so pissed at Drew being sent home that they are making death threats against the judges who decided her fate.
The most memorable part of 'X Factor' contestant Drew's performance on Wednesday night probably came when she was finished. While she was quietly standing alongside host Steve Jones, L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell bickered like an old married couple. Reid was the one judge who criticized the singer's version of Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper.'
'X Factor' fave Drew took a hit last week when L.A. Reid criticized her, saying she does the same thing over and over. For Rock Week, Drew offered her take on U2's 'With or Without You' and it was dreamy. She's like a younger version of Sarah McLachlan, with a set of pipes that could shift the earth's tectonic plates.